Formal launching of EEG-Philippines
PASIG, PHILIPPINES—The Economy and Environment Group – Philippines (EEG-Philippines) was formally launched on November 20, 2015. It was witnessed by around 50 representatives from various government agencies, academic institutions and private organizations in the country.
Dr. Nancy Olewiler of Simon Fraser University in Canada delivered a keynote talk on Ecofiscal Environment Pricing: Carbon and Congestion. Dr. J. Prospero E. De Vera III, Vice-President for Public Affairs of University of the Philippines System, also gave a short talk on science communication. One of the highlights of the event was the panel discussion on transdisciplinary research, which resulted in a better understanding of the concept and areas where EEG-Philippines can apply it.