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With over a thousand open dump sites, the Philippines should engage in the global carbon trading market, the British government said Wednesday.

The Philippines is in a better position to take advantage of the carbon trading market that has global revenue amounting to $5 trillion, British Ambassador Stephen Lillie said in a seminar on waste management solutions.

Read more: UK: PHL should join carbon trading market

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President Benigno S. Aquino III and the 20 other leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) reiterated their commitment to “take  strong and action-oriented measures and remain fully dedicated to the United Nations climate change negotiations.”

“Addressing the threat of global climate change is an urgent priority for all nations. “the 21 APEC leaders said in the APEC Declaration aptly called “Yokohama   Vision – Bogor and Beyond,” which was presented by Japanese  Prime Minister Naoto Kan at the conclusion of  the 3-day APEC Leaders Meeting here on Sunday.

Read more: APEC leaders reiterate commitment to UN Climate Change negotiations

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Maize Federation (Philmaize) is urging typhoon-hit rice farmers in Isabela to shift to corn as a quick turnaround crop and take advantage of the expected high global price of corn in the next couple of months.

Roger Navarro of Philmaize said recent worldwide developments point to a commodity squeeze and continued skyrocketing of commodity prices.

The said effects of climate change in other countries which will affect corn production greatly favors corn planting in the Philippines today.

Read more: Corn pushed as QTA crop

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