A ‘jigsaw’ approach to protecting the environment

(Eco Business, 4 Jul 2019) The fight against climate change requires a ‘jigsaw’ approach that deploys many complementary tools, policies and partnerships to protect the environment, according to delegates at the recent Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum and Exhibition.

With interest in sustainability issues growing worldwide, more international events are needed for nations, local governments, companies and non-profit groups to exchange ideas, share technologies and create partnerships to fight climate change and protect the environment. Macao is ideal for such gatherings as it is well-known in the East and West, and a longstanding bridge to Portuguese-speaking countries.

These were the sentiments expressed by exhibitors and delegates at the recent Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum and Exhibition’s (MIECF) Green Showcase, an expo which focused on products to boost sustainability in energy management, air quality, mobility, buildings and other sectors.

This year’s edition of MIECF, which was held from March 28 to 30 at the Venetian Macao, was hosted by government of Macao and had Promoting Ecological Civilisation and Green Development as its theme.

Benjamin Yue, principal advisor to the executive committee of the Companhia de Electricidade de Macau (CEM), an electric utility, said: “Exhibitions like this one can help with global environmental goals because companies from different countries can come together to understand more about one another’s techniques and machines, and see which ones are most suitable for their own countries.”

“MIECF could also help the companies to find opportunities for collaboration, especially with China already partnering many countries in its international infrastructural project, the Belt and Road initiative,” he said.   

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Eco Business, 4 Jul 2019: A ‘jigsaw’ approach to protecting the environment