NEC To Focus On New Ideas For ‘Green Brunei’

Posted on  06/04/2011  |  Media Centre

Written by Danial Norjidi
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 07:08
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Bandar Seri Begawan – Asia Inc Forum yesterday officially announced the date for the next National Environment Conference, and also gave details on what is to be expected.

Now in its fourth year, the National Environment Conference (NEC) will take place at the Rizqun International Hotel on June 8, and will be themed “Green Brunei: New Ideas for a Sustainable Country”.

The conference will focus on the state of the environment and the priorities for Brunei including water, marine conservation, disaster preparedness, green business sustainability and youth advocacy.

The conference will also feature overseas speakers from Singapore and Australia who will assess how we can best mitigate or adapt to our changing climate.

“As Brunei’s most attended conference on environmental and economic sustainability, the National Environment Conference aims to provide a platform for engaging the public and private sector on the issues of environmental stewardship, natural resource management, and green practices for a sustainable future,” Asia Inc Forum stated in a press release.

The conference will coincide with the “Youth Go Green Initiative Awards”, an event held to “recognise the contribution of the young citizens of Brunei in promoting environmental awareness on the effects of climate change and global warming as well as stimulating their creative minds in taking action to save the environment for their future through innovative green solutions”.

The 2011 Youth Go Green Initiative Awards will run by the theme “Saving the World, Saving Our Future”, and is organised in collaboration with the Science, Technology and Environment Partnership (STEP) Centre, Ministry of Education.

Another feature at the upcoming NEC will be the “Green Showcase”, an exhibition of initiatives or programmes by Asia Inc Forum’s corporate partners and local businesses in promoting products and services.

The exhibition will be open to the public.

Also to be showcased are the outstanding and shortlisted entries of the 2011 Youth Go Green Initiative Awards and projects by the next generation, including the “ISB Short Eco Video Competition” which aims to educate the public about the importance and relevance of taking action and adopting a green lifestyle.

This year’s National Environment Conference is convened by Asia Inc Forum in collaboration with Alcoa, Butra HeidelbergCement, Total and HSBC and supported by the Borneo Bulletin and Media Fermata.

For more information and to register for the conference, the awards or the exhibition, contact Ms Nanette Ramos at 2226555, by emailing or by visiting Asia Inc Forum’s website,

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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