Basking on the glow wire…safety testing to mitigate climate change

My mind is overloaded at the moment, completing reports and documentation of past activities for 2017. I welcome 2018 with a lot more things to do, including a pending proposal on a laboratory safety test that is currently  glowing the wires in my brain cells. The goal is to reduce cost while providing an empirical …

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Consensus is explosive

I strongly believe in the Globally Harmonized System (GHS)  as a means of Hazard Communication to properly inform consumers and end users of the hazards related to the chemicals they use. ALL chemicals are toxic and hazardous depending on the concentration, the condition it is used and the acts of the end user towards that …

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Colder Greenwash!

I love writing about greenwashing, but I really really hate the fact that its happening in the Philippines. Been doing this since 2009 and not much progress, I guess.  Ecolabeling is purely voluntary but greenwashing is rampant everywhere, it makes me cringe. I wish I could do something about it in my own little way which is to inform consumers, but my personal resources are so limited. I would just like to highlight the fact that this sticker's claim that it is environment-friendly is a blatant lie.  

Thank you for welcoming me to your world

  After all these years working in conformity assessment, I finally had the time to get to know IEC in the Philippines. Thank you for the welcome, it was nice to see how these things work, I totally appreciate your support. It makes the work a lot easier given your passion and drive.  With the …

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How do you know if industry is ready?

Reposting this video from UNIDO, not really working for UNIDO at the moment but working on a project related to the Kigali Amendments of the Montreal Protocol. Ozone depletion has been one of the most complicated international agreement next to the climate change agreements. But the Montreal Protocol would always remind everyone that it is …

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The importance of equipment nameplates in enhancing transparency in climate reporting

I am excited to host my first technical committee meeting on IEC 60335-2-40. It is in technical committees such as these where the initial steps for manufacturers are made before finally casting  into steel the claims for their equipment. Often these claims contains information on the greenhouse gas emissions from the equipment during operations based …

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The complicated world of technology transfer for climate change

Its been seven years already since I came across my first technology transfer project on climate change mitigation.  Anaerobic biodigesters at that time, was seen as a major force in methane capture and waste to energy as part of the Clean Development Mechanism or CDM.  The Philippines was seen as having a very large potential …

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