This seminar will provide an overview of how
large corporations in the energy business manage the environment in North America,and how it relates to the Asian environment and energy needs.The topics andissues to be discussed will include:Energy (electric power generation) supply
and demand forecast inAsia, and its
potential environmental impacts; environmental management in the electric
power industry in Canada, with a focus on the environmental management system
(EMS) and ISO 14001; sustainable energy development programs; environmental
monitoring, impact assessment, and mitigation; ecological risk assessment as
a tool; public participation and stakeholder involvement; Canadian
environmental regulations and due diligence. Policy formulation and program
implementation will be emphasized. Dr Torrenueva
will also use his experience in the Philippines, Thailand and India in making the presentation more applicable to Asia.
Allen Torrenueva received his Bachelor's degree in
forest ecology from the University of the Philippines; his Master's degree in
ecology from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies;
& Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Georgia, with a major in
nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. He migrated to Canada and worked briefly in consulting and the
government of Ontario. Presently, he is a senior scientist in
Ontario Power Generation (one of the largest electric utility company in North America) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he has worked during the past 25 years.
His expertise includes project management, environmental impact assessment,
biological effects of air pollution and global warming, waste management,
sustainable development, and ecological risk assessment. He has also provided
training in environmental impact assessment, sustainable development and
public participation in Kenya, India, Thailand, and the Philippines.