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Coal and corruption

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Juan Pablo Perez Alfonso, one of the founders of Opec, once compared the world’s fossil-fuel use to “drowning in the devil’s excrement.”

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Trash talk

A “sickening” form of trash talk this one is. From June to August 2013, a company named Chronic Inc., based in Ontario, Canada, shipped 50 40-foot container vans to the Manila International Container Port, in six batches. The firm identified the vans’ contents as “scrap plastic materials for recycling.” The consignee of the shipments was Chronic Plastics, reportedly based in Valenzuela City.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Real progress means cutting the carbon cord

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As the world scrambles to avert a climate catastrophe, the need to dissociate economic growth from carbon emissions has become an even more pressing question for policy and decision-makers.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Cleaner, greener, and richer

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In the past, action to combat climate change was viewed largely as running counter to economic growth, with “going green” implying a sacrifice of prosperity for the sake of the environment. Today, we know better. By taking action to mitigate climate change, companies are promoting sustainable growth and creating high-quality employment.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Public funds cannot be used to cut trees

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In case Rep. Mark Cojuangco and other national and local government officials don’t know it, the current General Appropriations Act prohibits the use of public funds to cut trees, demolish heritage houses and buildings, and construct homes in hazardous areas identified in government hazard maps.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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