Inciniration: Public Health Impact, Climate Change, Implications, and the Ebola Epidemic

This event will be held on January 28, Wednesday, 12nn to 4pm at Cocoon Hotel in Quezon City. Dean Romeo Quizon will given the Opening Remarks for the event. The speaker is Dr. Jorge Emmanuel, a Filipino expert in environmental health based in the US who is the UN's consultant on the disposal of Ebola wastes in West Africa. He will talk about his experience there, as well as the links between incineration, climate change, and public health. This topic is very timely for many reasons - the Ebola crisis revived discussions about incineration of infectious wastes, the energy crisis in the Philippines that resulted in the granting of emergency powers by Congress to President Aquino which will promote, among others, waste-to-energy technology (aka incineration), and the ticking time bomb of climate change, etc.

Limited slots are allotted for CPH . Faculties, staff and students (graduate and undergraduate if they are available) are invited to attend the said event. Transportation will be provided. Kindly send the names of who will attend from your department to Ms. Ana Santos of the Dean's Office on or before January 23 (Friday).