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Cebu City nominates CBP for low carbon emission model town in APEC

CEBU CITY, Aug. 14 — The Cebu City Council committees on energy and environment has nominated the Cebu Business Park (CBP) as model for the Low Carbon Model Town (LCMT) Project of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

The Ayala-developed CBP hosts several residential condominium units, office towers and a giant shopping mall.

Cebu City Councilor Nida Cabrera, chair of the committee on environment, said the CBP initiated a clear target of carbon dioxide emission reduction and comprehensive measures for sustainable development.

Among the park's more notable programs are its solid waste management, lighting system, cooling system and green gass emission management.

The CBP is also planning to create a terminal for the Bus Rapid Transport once the city’s P10.6-billion bus-based mass transport system is fully implemented.

Cabrera said the CBP is the lone nominee from the Philippines.

Cabrera said that even if Cebu City doesn't get the LMTC award, at least through the nomination, Cebu City's initiatives and good practices have been acknowledged and recognized by APEC.

The LCMT project was conceptualized during the 9th APEC Energy Ministers Meeting held in Fukui, Japan on June 19, 2010.

The project aims to name cities from Asian countries that have conducted comprehensive measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The project carries the theme, “Low Carbon Paths to Energy Security.” (PNA)

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