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Tuesday, March 17, 2009


The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) joins the largest international environmental fair in Asia, the Eco-Product International Fair (EPIF) 2009 opening today at the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. The fair themed “Sustainable production, Sustainable Consumption and Sustainable Future” runs until March 22.

NEDA, a member of the EPIF National Executive Committee and its Technical Working Group, will set up a booth that will feature a photo exhibit titled “Science of and Solutions to Climate Change” and audio-visual presentations on “Jumpstarting Progress through a Sustainable Development Mainstreaming” and “Climate Change 101”. Also available at the NEDA booth are communication materials on climate change and organic agriculture. The booth will likewise provide information on the Economic Resiliency Plan.

The EPIF, which includes over 100 local and international companies, will showcase environment-friendly technologies, products and services. During the fair, there will also be an International Conference on Sustainable Consumption, Sustainable Production and Sustainable future.

The fair aims to (a) educate and involve the public in creating a better environment through the use of eco-products and eco-services; (b) provide a platform for international companies and industry players to exchange eco-information; (c) promote a marketing venue to showcase the latest eco-technologies and eco-products to the government, industry; and the public; and (d) provide a business platform for buyers and sellers to meet and explore collaborations and joint ventures and accelerate eco-knowledge and expansion of green markets in the Philippines.

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