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GE Launches Waste-to-Energy Project with Aseagas

Aboitiz Power subsidiary Aseagas, which focuses on renewable energy, has inked an agreement with General Electric’s Distributed Power business to power its first waste-to-energy project in Lian in the Province of Batangas, Philippines. The 8.8-MW facility will be a biomass power plant running with GE’s ecomagination-approved Jenbacher gas engines. The … Read more »

Report: Climate Change Increasing Conflict Risk in 32 Countries

Report: Climate Change Increasing Conflict Risk in 32 Countries

Climate change vulnerability and food insecurity is increasing the risks of conflict and civil unrest in 32 countries, including the emerging markets of Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria and the Philippines, according to a report by global risk analytics company Maplecroft. These risks in a country have the potential to destabilize … Read more »

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Pepsico Commits to Third-Party Environmental Audits of Top Supplier Countries

Pepsico is committed to establishing a third-party audit program based on the social, environmental and human rights standards of its top sugar sourcing country, Brazil, by the end of 2014, according to the company’s new land use policy. Pepsico plans to create similar audit programs for its sugar supply chain in Thailand, palm oil … Read more »

Typhoon Adds to World’s Agricultural Losses

Typhoon Adds to World’s Agricultural Losses

Typhoon Haiyan caused more than $220 million in losses to Filipino agriculture, including crop losses of $110 million – but the devastating storm is far from the only weather event to inflict major agricultural damage. The November 8 typhoon, which killed at least 3,900 people, wiped out about 153,495 hectares … Read more »

UN, World Bank Unveil Carbon Finance Program for Philippines Pig Farmers

A UN and World Bank initiative has begun providing pig farms with incentives for using Earth-friendly waste treatment facilities. On July 26, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change registered a Programme of Activity for piggeries under the Methane Recovery from Waste Management Project, which allows farms across the … Read more »