Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017
U.S. Pavilion at MIECF [dated 30-Mar-2017]

Press:   

Macao Daily News 澳門日報
http://www.macaodaily.com/html/2017-03/31/content_1168003.htm

Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China 中華人民共和國商務部
http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/sys/print.shtml?/i/jyjl/j/201703/20170302544140

Sina 新浪財經
http://finance.sina.com.cn/roll/2017-03-31/doc-ifycwunr8343132.shtml

崔世安:積極發展綠色經濟
“二○一七澳門國際環保合作發展論壇及展覽”( 2017 MIECF)昨起一連三日假威尼斯人度假村酒店舉行。行政長官崔世安致詞表示,舉辦了十年的MIECF活動,一直致力配合國家,尤其泛珠三角省區,澳門與國際社會,在推動環保觀念,環保事業和產業等的交流與實際合作。同時,澳門把握好國家“一帶一路”建設的發展機遇,加快推進“一中心,一平台”建設,積極推動環保合作和發展綠色經濟。

生態環保成國策
由澳門特區政府主辦,環保局及貿促局承辦的“二○一七澳門國際環保合作發展論壇及展覽”昨日上午十時假威尼斯人度假村酒店舉行開幕式,由行政長官崔世安,中聯辦副主任姚堅,外交部駐澳特派員公署特派員葉大波,柬埔寨王國商務部副部長達拉(H.E.Chhuon Dara),葡萄牙環境事務國務秘書卡洛斯 · 馬丁斯(Carlos Martins),福建省常務副省長張志南,江西省副省長鄭為文,廣東省副省長許瑞生,海南省常務副省長毛超峰,四川省副省長楊洪波,湖南省人大常委會副主任王柯敏,雲南省政協常務副主席白成亮,貴州省政協副主席黃家培,香港環境局長黃錦星,澳門經濟財政司司長梁維特,運輸工務司司長羅立文,英國牛津大學馬丁學院主任、中國環境與發展國際合作委員會國際副主席、前聯合國環境規劃署執行主任阿齊姆 · 施泰納(Achim Steiner),國家科技部副部長徐南平特別代表、社會發展科技司司長吳遠彬,國家環境保護部部長特別代表、國家環境保護督察專員徐必久,國家工業和信息化部副部長特別代表、節能與綜合利用司副司長楊鐵生,廣西壯族自治區環境保護廳副廳長歐波主持。

崔世安表示,環境保護是國家和地區發展的重要議題。今年“兩會”期間,國務院總理李克強所作的“政府工作報告”中,將“加大生態環境保護治理力度”明確列入一七年國家重點工作任務。國務院《關於深化泛珠三角區域合作的指導意見》中,明確提出加強泛珠區域環保領域的合作,強調發展與保護是要共同堅持的理念。澳門特別行政區政府在首份“五年發展規劃”中,也將“加強環境保護,推廣綠色生活”作為建設宜居城市的重要工作,謀求城市發展與保護環境間的平衡與協調。

明日向公衆開放
去年的澳門國際環保合作發展論壇及展覽成功促進簽署《共同打造綠色會展都市》合作協議,共享澳門會展業的創新和環保理念。今年特區政府透過組織泛珠三角省區政府代表前往巴西及葡萄牙考察生態保護,環保合作等專題,致力配合各兄弟省區引進國際先進環保理念和技術的需要,以及內地對外拓展先進環保產業的趨勢,積極促進泛珠三角省區與歐盟及葡語系國家之間的深度交流和精準對接,共同打造綠色發展的命運共同體。

今屆展會以“創新綠色發展——可持續的未來”為主題,吸引十七個國家或地區逾四百五十家展商參與,包括葡萄牙及巴西等葡語國家代表,展覽面積為一點六九萬平方米。大會設定四月一日對公衆開放,讓公衆認識及參與這項綠色盛事,推廣環保及低碳的生活理念。

昨日大會舉行開幕式後,展場內的美國館、歐盟館及澳門建材商會展示區先後舉行開館儀式,經濟財政司司長梁維特、中聯辦經濟部副部長寇明、澳區全國人大代表劉藝良等主持。


Macau Daily Times 澳門每日時報  http://macaudailytimes.com.mo/environment-miecf-talks-highlight-need-conscious-consumption.html

ENVIRONMENT | MIECF TALKS HIGHLIGHT NEED FOR CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION

The 2017 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (MIECF), is commemorating its 10th edition with a focus on “green innovation”.  Chief Executive Chui Sai On, attended yesterday’s opening ceremony, and said that the region has attempted to foster regional cooperation in environmental protection affairs since its first edition in 2008.

The 2017 MIECF, which will be held until tomorrow, will facilitate eight meetings and a special session under the “Green Forum”.  This year’s organizers have collaborated with Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the Ministry of Environmental Protection to organize a session titled “The Blueprint for Innovative Green Development.”
The session will discuss the latest issues relating to innovative green development in mainland China, which includes the ecological improvement and environmental protection issues outlined in China’s 13th Five-Year Plan.

Speakers at the opening ceremony stressed that 2017 is a significant year for implementing the 13th Five-Year Plan and deepening the supply-side of structural reform.  Yang Tiesheng, deputy head of Energy Conservation and Resources Utilization Department of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China noted that the construction of an ecological civilization requires the advancement of green development, circular development and low-carbon development. “We [green industries] must be determined to change the traditional model of economic growth which over-relies on resource energy consumption and low-cost factors inputs,” the deputy head remarked.
As the 2017 MIECF is themed “Innovative Green Development for a Sustainable Future,” the speakers highlighted the need for society to move towards conscious consumption of resources.

Meanwhile, Portugal’s secretary of the State of Environment, Carlos Martins, noted that this year’s theme is on the agenda of the European Union and global institutions, as well as on the strategies and major options of governments.
Martins recalled that the United Nations has already defined its strategy for sustainable development in the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” The secretary also emphasized that the EU has approved several measures with the intention of stimulating Europe’s transition from a linear economy to a more sustainable one.  “It is necessary to mobilize society towards conscious consumption to help transition towards a sustainable lifestyle in an innovative, caring society, with sustainable production and consumption models, to build a green economy,” he said.

The Beijing Pavilion also debuted yesterday with the theme “Green Beijing.” The pavilion aims to showcase its products and technologies from its green enterprises.

The U.S. Pavilion and European Pavilion also held its opening ceremony yesterday.  Commenting on the 10th edition of MIECF, Jim Cunningham, Chief Commercial Consul of the Consulate General of the United Sates in Hong Kong and Macau briefly said that such events provide opportunities for U.S companies to collaborate with companies from the territory and its neighboring regions. “What’s more important are the lasting relationships that come out of it,” he noted.
 

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