PCEPSDI Hosts “Sustainable Meetings and Functions” Training Webinar for the MICE Industry

As a key player in the tourism industry of the Philippines, and as part of the beneficiary sectors of the Transforming Tourism Value Chains (TVC) project, the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE) sector drives industries and societies in the Philippines by generating business and fostering innovation. It provides both MSMEs and large companies the …

Roadmap Workshop 3: Prioritization and Shortlisting of Solutions in the Packaging Sector

The Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, INC. (PCEPSDI), through its Sustainable Packaging Towards Marine Litter Reduction Project, held a Training Webinar entitled “Development of a Private Sector Roadmap for Sustainable Packaging Workshop 3: “Prioritization and Shortlisting of Solutions in the Packaging Sector” on October 29, 2021. The webinar aims to aid the …

Green Choice for Green Products: An Awareness Seminar on the National Ecolabelling Programme – Green Choice Philippines

The “Development of Voluntary Guidelines on Sustainable Packaging Towards Reduction of Marine Litter and Promoting Packaging from Alternative Materials Through Market Based Approach” project implemented by the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Inc. (PCEPSDI), also dubbed as the “Sustainable Packaging toward Marine Litter Reduction” aims to reduce marine litter by promoting packaging …

Enhancing Solid Waste Management and Advancing Sustainable Packaging

The Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, INC (PCEPSDI), through its Sustainable Packaging Towards Marine Litter Reduction Project, held an Online Policy Dialogue entitled: “Enhancing Solid Waste Management and Advancing Sustainable Packaging” on October 26, 2021. The event aims to present the results of the roundtable discussion in Iloilo City and Bacolod City, …

Adopting Sustainable Procurement in the Tourism Sector | Case Studies of Consumer Information and Capacity Building

For the last week in our Sustainable Procurement Awareness Series, we’ll be highlighting two case studies on: consumer information and tools, capacitating stakeholders. CONSUMER INFORMATION The role of certifications and consumer information is key to support the adoption of sustainable procurement practices, as they guide consumers and procurers to make better choices and recognize progress …

PCEPSDI conducts webinar on Sustainable Food Farms in Hotels and Restaurants

Part of practicing sustainable tourism is maximizing the localization of food supply chains. This includes partnering with local suppliers and supporting local products and services and including their products and/or services as part of tourism business offerings. Hotels, restaurants and other tourism businesses can also opt to grow their own fresh fruits and vegetables. This …

Adopting Sustainable Procurement in the Tourism Sector | Case Studies of Cooperating with Stakeholders

For the last two weeks in our Sustainable Procurement Awareness Series, we’ll be showing some examples of businesses, both local and international, who have successfully adopted sustainable procurement in their operations.  This week, we highlight two businesses in Palawan who have successfully maximized impact by working together with relevant stakeholders in the tourism value chain: …

Adopting Sustainable Procurement in the Tourism Sector | Options for Fresh Produce (Lettuce and Pineapple)

This week’s highlight for our Sustainable Procurement Awareness Series is on fresh produce, particularly lettuce and pineapple, which are both in-demand products in the hospitality industry.  Before we think about how to increase sustainable options of fresh produce such as lettuce and pineapples, below are more environmental impacts of the agricultural sector as a whole:  …

Adopting Sustainable Procurement in the Tourism Sector | Options for Air-conditioning and Cooling Equipment

For our third week in this awareness series about Sustainable Procurement, as part of our efforts to advocate sustainable tourism practices here in the Philippines, we’ll be highlighting the impacts of air-conditioning and cooling equipment, and how to procure more sustainable alternatives to these materials. Some of the impacts of cooling equipment on our environment …

Adopting Sustainable Procurement in the Tourism Sector: Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics

For our second week in this awareness series about Sustainable Procurement, as part of our efforts to advocate sustainable tourism practices here in the Philippines, we’ll be highlighting the impacts of problematic Single-Use Plastics, or SUPs, and how to procure more sustainable alternatives to these materials. Some of the impacts of SUPs on our environment …

Adopting Sustainable Procurement in the Tourism Sector: An Online Awareness Series  

Introduction to SP September 16, 2021 The Transforming Tourism Value Chains (TVC) project aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase resource efficiency in the tourism sector of the Philippines. This means encouraging not only hotels and accommodation establishments and the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) industry to shift to more sustainable practices, …

Roadmap Workshop 2: Environmental Hotspots and Long-listing Solutions in the Packaging Sector

The Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, INC. (PCEPSDI), through its Sustainable Packaging Towards Marine Litter Reduction Project, held a Training Webinar entitled “Development of a Private Sector Roadmap for Sustainable Packaging Workshop 2: Environmental Hotspots and Longlisting Solutions in the Packaging Sector” on September 15, 2021. The webinar aims for different private …

Cultivating Green Consumerism through Sustainable Practices in a Fast-Paced Society

The Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, INC. (PCEPSDI), through its Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Project held an Awareness Seminar on September 8, 2021, entitled “Cultivating Green Consumerism through Sustainable Practices in a Fast-Paced Society”. The Awareness Seminar aims to continuously promote the advancement of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in the …

Roundtable Discussion on the Solid Waste Management and Promotion of Sustainable Packaging in Iloilo and Bacolod City

On August 24 and 26, 2021, the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, INC. (PCEPSDI), through its Sustainable Packaging Towards Marine Litter Reduction Project, held a Roundtable Discussion on the Solid Waste Management and Promotion of Sustainable Packaging in Iloilo and Bacolod City. The discussion aims to bring about the existing policies of …

Transforming Tourism Value Chains – Newsletter Feb – May 2021

The Transforming Tourism Value Chains project is a 4-year global initiative that was launched in 2017 by theUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It supports the countries in reducing greenhouse gasemissions and improving resource efficiency in key tourism sector value chains with high resource use, i.e.accommodation, food & beverage, and meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE). …