Business Environment Council hosts EnviroSeries conference

Business Environment Council Limited 商界環保協會有限公司 (“BEC”) will host EnviroSeries Conference at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Thursday, 19 May 2016.

Setting the theme on “A Resilient and Low Carbon Hong Kong – Transforming Awareness into Actions”, the Conference will serve as a platform for policy makers, industry experts, business leaders and academics to exchange views to develop strategies and plans, which will help transform Hong Kong into a low carbon city and support a global shift to net zero emissions.

The strong panel of speakers attending the Conference will include Ms Christine Loh, JP, Under Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR Government; Mr Chi-ming Shun, JP, Director of the Hong Kong Observatory; Ir Edwin Tong, JP, Director of Drainage Services; and Mr Eric Chong, BEC Board Director cum Chair of BEC Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group and President & CEO of Siemens Limited. Mr Richard Lancaster, BEC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CLP Holdings Limited will also be present at the event.

In the morning session, Ms Christine Loh will deliver the Keynote Presentation to share the Government’s policy directions in combating climate change and reducing carbon emissions, following the opening remarks by Mr Eric Chong. Distinguished speakers, including Mr Chi-ming Shun, will discuss topics such as climate change impacts, future fuel mix for energy generation in Hong Kong and China’s policy on climate change.

In addition, Ms Loh and Mr Chong will join a panel discussion with business executives and industry experts to share views on the role of business sector to improve Hong Kong’s fuel mix.

The luncheon presentation will be given by Ir Edwin Tong, talking about Hong Kong’s drainage system to adapt to the effect of climate change. The afternoon session will focus on the reduction of energy usage of buildings and infrastructures.

Panellists comprising architectural and sustainable development professionals as well as academics will discuss how business can lead Hong Kong to become a low carbon city.

Staged twice a year, EnviroSeries Conference is BEC’s flagship event that aims to provide a cross-sector forum for stakeholders to discuss and address key issues related to Hong Kong’s environmental sustainability, and serves as a key initiative of BEC to enhance the exchange of knowledge and views.

For more information about BEC EnviroSeries Conference, please visit BEC website at http://bec.org.hk/events-current/bec-enviroseries-conference-2016.

About Business Environment Council Limited 商界環保協會有限公司

Business Environment Council Limited 商界環保協會有限公司(“BEC”) is an independent, charitable membership organisation, established by the business sector in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in 1992, BEC has been at the forefront of promoting environmental excellence by advocating the uptake of clean technologies and practices which reduce waste, conserve resources, prevent pollution and improve corporate environmental and social responsibility.

BEC offers sustainable solutions and professional services covering advisory, research, assessment, training and award programs for government, business and the community, thus enabling environmental protection and contributing to the transition to a low carbon economy.

For more information on BEC, please visit www.bec.org.hk.

About BEC EnviroSeries Conference

Since 1992, the BEC EnviroSeries Conferences have become a central stage for a diverse combination of stakeholders to address and discuss key issues related to Hong Kong’s sustainable development.

The EnviroSeries Conferences have brought together distinguished local and international speakers to share their insights on critical challenges, innovative solutions and priorities for society as a whole, in addition to identifying effective models where government, business and community sectors could collaborate to create a sustainable future.

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