Institute on Church and Social Issues (ICSI) icsi at admu.edu.ph
Fri Nov 17 15:59:00 PHT 2006

The Institute on Church and Social Issues (ICSI) is pleased to invite you to 
view its exhibit and attend a forum on “CLIMATE CHANGE, SUSTAINABLE 
DEVELOPMENT and the CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM” to be held on the 23rd of 
November 2006, at Conference Room 5 & 6, 2nd floor of the Walter Hogan 
Conference Center, ISO Complex, SDC, Ateneo de Manila Campus, Loyola Heights, 
Quezon City. The exhibit will run from 9:00am until 5:00pm while the forum 
will start at 1:00pm and end at 5:00pm. 

ICSI is an organization and community of professional researchers and 
advocates committed to faith that does justice, working in solidarity with the 
Church and responsive to the needs of the poor. ICSI undertakes professional 
research and produces publications for systematic advocacy regarding issues 
that affect the poor. ICSI currently concentrates on four major research 
areas /programs, one of which is the Environmental Economics Program (EEP). 

EEP aims to use the tools of economics to understand and help address the 
environmental problems that are facing us today, particularly those that are 
associated with the global problem that is climate change. For the past four 
years, the EEP has been engaged in research and advocacy efforts on solutions 
which reduce the risks climate change presents. Specifically, EEP is involved 
in the CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol to the United 
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

The Kyoto Protocol stresses the importance of reducing anthropogenic 
greenhouse gas emissions which significantly contribute to the hastening of 
climate change. The CDM is a market-based mechanism that aims to help 
industrialized countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to promote 
the sustainable development goals of developing countries through 
collaborative efforts.

See this exciting concept unfold in real life through the presentations in the 
forum and in the exhibit!  Take the opportunity to learn how businesses and 
markets can work towards preserving the environment and helping the poor 
through the opportunities offered by the CDM! 

Participation in the exhibit and forum is free of charge, however confirmation 
is required. You may reach the EEP Team for confirmation at the following: 
(tel) 426-6001 loc 4662, 4664 or 4669; (fax) 426-6070; (email) 
amejia at cafisinc.com. Deadline for confirmation is on November 20, 2006. 

We hope to see you in the exhibit and forum!


Schedule of Events 

9:00am                  Opening of exhibit 
1:00 - 1:30pm           Registrations for the forum 
1:30 - 1:45pm           Opening ceremonies
1:45- 2:00pm            Presentation of the Environmental Economics Program of 
2:00 - 3:00pm           MAIN PRESENTATION:
                        Climate change, sustainable development and the cdm
3:00 - 4:00pm           Reactions
4:00 - 4:30pm           Open Forum 
4:30 - 4:45pm           Closing ceremonies 
4:45 onwards            cocktails 

CAFIS Inc (Carbon Finance Solutions) -  a consultancy firm that provides top 
quality services in the field of CDM project development and carbon asset 
generation  < www.cafisinc.com >

klima - Climate Change Center - a premiere institutution geared to raise 
public awareness, conduct research and serve as clearing house of climate-
critical information. < www.klima.ph >

WWF - Philippines - Through its Climate and Energy Programme, the WWF is a 
strong advocate of sustainable power, solutions to curbing the effects of 
climate change and awareness raising & capacity building on climate change 
related-isues.  < www.wwwf.org.ph  >

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - the country's primary 
agency responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper 
use of the country’s environment and natural resources. The DENR is also the 
Philippine Designated National Authority for the CDM.  <www.denr.gov.ph >


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