The Philippines through the Industrial Technology Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology will host the 4th International Environmental Technology Verification Forum and International Working Group on ETV Meeting on November 11-13 at the Renaissance Hotel in Makati City. The country is the first ASEAN member to host this annual event.

The event’s theme is “ETV: Accelerating Technology Solutions to Climate Change.” The forum is a venue for sharing experiences on various countries’ implementation of ETV programs and exchange of ideas on how environmental technology performance verification can help address climate change issues. Participants include countries with ongoing ETV programs.

Forum participants are expected to outline key challenges of climate change at the regional level; identify programs and innovative technologies to mitigate and adapt to climate change; highlight the importance of ETV as a tool for accelerating the deployment of environmentally sound technologies; build alliances among participating countries towards mutual acceptance of data and international acceptance of ETV; and develop a plan of action among interested participants for future cooperation.

Topics during the plenary session/general debate include “Importance of Independent Environmental Performance Verification and Reporting”, and “Mechanism to Bridge Technology Transfer and Financial Gaps in Addressing Climate Change”.

Meanwhile, theme-based roundtable discussions will cover “Mitigation Limiting Future Climate Change, Climate Change Adaptation Preparation for a better future, and International Cooperation on Common Issues”.  These sessions will be complemented with the presentation of ETV country case studies.
The IWG-ETV meeting will cap the event.

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