ADFIAP Consulting (AC), the Association’s service unit for advisory and consulting work, attended the 4th International Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Forum held on November 11-13, 2009 at the New World Hotel in Makati City, Philippines.
ETV is the process for developing, conducting and reporting scientifically-objective evaluation of environmental technologies. The benefits that can be derived from ETV are: (a) an objective and credible performance data on environmental technologies (b) acceptance and use of environmental technologies (c) reduction on time and expense in market introduction and (d) enhancement of industry incentives to invest in environmental technology research and development.
The forum, with this year’s theme, ETV: Accelerating Technology Solutions to Climate Change, serves as a venue for exchanging of ideas and sharing of experiences on issues related to implementing ETV programs and how this supports technology solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The forum highlighted the importance of ETV as a tool in accelerating the deployment of environmentally-sound technologies even as it seeks to identify programs and innovative technologies to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The Forum also brought about alliances among participating countries towards mutual recognition of verification process, international acceptance of ETV, and the development of a plan of action for future cooperation. This was the first time that the Forum was held in Asia. Previous events were held in U.S., Canada and Paris. About 160 delegates from 14 countries as well as from different Philippine institutions, both from government and the private sector, attended the Forum.