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Monday, November 29, 2021
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Pangan: Ambitious net zero greenhouse gas

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AT THE COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland, nations, large and small, have committed to lessen, if not eradicate, the greenhouse gas emissions from coal and fossil fuels and find suitable renewable energy.

They made pledges and commitments in huge sums of money to combat their dangerous emissions and move forward to a clean air atmosphere. Whether or not their promises become true and achievable, we will see in the future.

Here in the Philippines, conglomerates like the Ayala group of companies are leading the way toward the net zero greenhouse gas goal by 2050.

Fernando Zobel de Ayala, president and CEO of Ayala Corporation, committed to net zero GHG (greenhouse gas) thus making Ayala Corporation the very first Philippine conglomerate to align itself to the worldwide movement to save the planet.

What is zero emission? It connotes that all man-made greenhouse gas emissions must be removed from the atmosphere through intervening reduction measures, effectively reducing the earth's net climate balance, after removal via natural and artificial sink, to zero. This may lead to us being carbon neutral abd therefore global temperatures could stabilize.

The matter of global climate change is too palpable not to address tt, thus the ongoing summit.

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Over at the Clark Development Corporation (CDC), the Clark Water Corporation (CWC), faces imminent closure of its treatment plant, if its effluent criteria do not meet standards set by the Environmental Management Bureau of the DENR. Its Temporary Discharge Permit is at the risk of not being renewed if CWC does not comply.

Per reports, this is the second time CWC has been served CDOs from the EMB.

Locators inside the Clark Freeport Zone are alarmed by this event and urged CWC to comply with EMB's standards regarding its wastewater treatment.

CILA President Jeannie Ng and the Chairman Dr. Bong Alvaro had made discussions with CDC and CWC to address this wastewater issue.


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