Conference on “Fostering Sustainable Consumption for Consumer Betterment in Asia”

29 February 2016
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To promote the concept of sustainable consumption, the Council has organised its very first conference on this topic. It aimed to facilitate and establish a meaningful dialogue among stakeholders to learn about consumer behaviour, and to discuss opportunities and challenges in driving sustainable consumption in Hong Kong in the coming decades.

The Council is honored to have invited distinguish guests such as Mr. Wong Kam-sing,  Secretary for the Environment, the Hon Bernard Charnwut CHAN, Member of Executive Council, Ms. Christine Loh Kung-wai, Under Secretary for the Environment to share their insights and experience on sustainable consumption. 

The conference covered 4 topics and a total of 12 speakers delivered their presentations. Approximately 170 delegates attended the conference including representatives of the Government, academic, business and non-governmental organisations. 

Professor Wong Yuk-shan, Chairman of the Consumer Council made an opening remark.

 

Mr. Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment and Professor Wong Yuk-shan, Chairman of the Consumer Council.

 

Panel discussion on “The Road to Policy Development – Learning and Challenges”. (From left to right: The Hon Bernard Charnwut CHAN, Member of Executive Council, Ms. Christine Loh Kung-wai, Under Secretary for the Environment and Professor Wong Yuk-shan, Chairman of the Consumer Council)

Welcome Speech   

  • Prof. Wong Yuk-shan, BBS, JP - Chairman, Consumer Council  (Download Word)
  • Mr. Wong Kam-sing, JP - Secretary for the Environment, Environment Bureau, HKSAR (Link)

Consumer Awareness of and Behaviour in Sustainable Consumption

  • Mr. Eric Whan - Director, GlobeScan (Download pdf)
  • Prof. Nora Fung-yee Tam, BBS, JP - Chair Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong (Download pdf)

Development of Standards and Information Disclosure of Sustainable Products and Services    

  • Mr. Chin-yuan, Chen - Director, Global Ecolabelling Network (Download pdf)
  • Ms. Katherine Ng -Senior Vice President, Hong Kong Stock Exchange  (Download pdf)
  • Mr. Mark Harper - Senior Manager – ESG Advisory, Hong Kong Business Environment Council  (Download pdf)
  • Prof. Carlos Lo - Head, Department of Management and Marketing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University  (Download pdf)

The Road to Policy Development – Learning and Challenges    

  • Ms. Christine Loh Kung-wai, JP - Under Secretary for the Environment, Environment Bureau, HKSAR
  • The Hon Bernard Charnwut Chan, GBS, JP - Member of Executive Council, HKSAR  (Download pdf)

Facilitating Choices on Sustainable Consumption Products to Consumers    

  • Ms. Kate Harris - CEO, Good Environmental Choice Australia  (Download pdf)
  • Mr. Gavin Edwards - Director, WWF  (Download pdf)
  • Mr. Joseph Leung - Executive Director, Revenue, Ocean Park Corporation  (Download pdf)
  • Mr. Steven Choi - Project Manager, Green Council  (Download pdf)

Closing Remarks