Nat’l Environment Conference on June 4

Posted on  27/03/2013  |  Media Centre


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

THE Sixth National Environment Conference will be held on June 4 at the Grand Hall of The Empire Hotel and Country Club.

Themed “Climate Change: the Challenge of Our Time”, the conference is organised by Asia Inc Forum in collaboration with Alcoa, HSBC and TOTAL.

It is the country’s largest conference on environmental and economic sustainability that will focus on urgent issues around climate change and how the present and the future can be transformed using knowledge and technology, said Asia Inc Forum in a press statement yesterday.

The National Environment Conference provides a platform for engaging the government and private sector on the issues of environmental stewardship, natural resource management, and the green economy for a sustainable future.

The programme will look at the foremost issues and challenges, youth empowerment, the role of technology in sustainable development and policies for a low carbon future.

Speakers from Indonesia, United Kingdom and Australia are expected to speak at the conference.

The conference will also feature a Green Expo, a gathering for global and local industry leaders and the public to meet, contact, network, exchange goods, services, knowledge and experience in the context of sustainable living.

The Green Expo will feature sustainable consumer goods and services, building and construction products and services, furnishings and appliances, eco-fashion and green IT among others, said the statement.

In the lead up to the conference, a Billion Dollar Challenge in the format of a boot camp will also take place to give young people in Brunei the opportunity to decide how they would solve the world’s biggest problems if they were given One Billion Dollars.

The National Environment Conference is also a platform for dialogue between business, government environmental practitioners, civil society, educational institutions and other stakeholders and individuals who care about the environment and aspire to make a difference.

For more information and to register for the conference, those interested can contact Fatin Arifin at 2226555 or email or visit The Brunei Times