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Protecting Hong Kong Waters: The Need for Collaboration

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 11:30 - 12:20

Location: Sustainable Partnership Theatre

Overview

Our Hong Kong waters are rich in biodiversity but under serious threat. Learn how Hong Kong stakeholder partnerships are protecting Hong Kong waters.

Learnings

  • Hong Kong has a long history in the fishing trade – but are we eating our own traditions?
  • Can corporate partnerships make a difference to protect Hong Kong waters?
  • TNC Pak Nai project: How to engage Hong Kong’s local communities in ocean regeneration
  • Educating the next generation of Blue Ambassadors / Blue leaders

Post Event Actions

  • Create partnerships between the private sector and NGOs to promote and redefine sustainable business
  • Engage with local communities and schools to encourage sustainability and strengthen education on our marine environment and conservation
  • Understand where the seafood you are eating is coming from before you buy it and learn about sustainable seafood options in Hong Kong through Choose Right Today and WWF HK’s seafood guide

Speakers

MODERATOR

Maria Chan

Director, Content Partnerships - National Geographic Partners, APAC

National Geographic

Maria Chan

Director, Content Partnerships - National Geographic Partners, APAC

National Geographic

Oversees the production and development of impact platforms through partnerships connecting Nat Geo’s unique network of Explorers, Storytellers and local stories to global audiences.

Dr Martial Jaume

Co-Founding Director

Ocean3C

Dr Martial Jaume

Co-Founding Director

Ocean3C

Martial Jaume is a former research professional with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry (HKUST, HKU). He currently serves as Sciences teacher and Sustainability Pedagogical Coordinator at French International School of Hong Kong.

His love for implementing student-centred learning approaches likely comes from his past as a research team leader and because they are, to him, stunning ways to help students develop critical skills while delving deeply into their academic content. His focus on Science-based learning offers opportunities for students to actively explore and address challenges while building skills in teamwork and communication, research, data collection and analysis, community engagement, and reflection.

He holds a PhD (in the field of Immunology) from the University of Toulouse, France, where he completed his research training at INSERM, a public scientific and technological institute which operates under the joint authority of the French Ministries of Health and Research.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Nurture, equip, and empower a new generation of school-aged children and their communities to enhance their Ocean literacy. This would support them to become positive change-maker to safeguard our Oceans by allowing them to understand the fundamentals of Ocean sustainability.

SDG#4, #13, #14, #17

Marine Thomas

Senior Conservation Program Manager

The Nature Conservancy Hong Kong Foundation

Marine Thomas

Senior Conservation Program Manager

The Nature Conservancy Hong Kong Foundation

As Senior Conservation program manager for TNC HK, Marine oversees TNC’s marine conservation projects on the ground. She joined TNC in 2014 as a volunteer, bringing 7 years of project management experience from various industries in the corporate world. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from HKU. Marine was born in HK with French-British background.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To strengthen ocean health and coastal resilience in the Greater Bay Area by restoring habitats, revitalizing sustainable aquaculture, catalyzing science-based policy and engaging the general public.

Joshua Wong

Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited

Joshua Wong

Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited

Joshua leads the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability function at The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited – the owner and operator of the iconic Peninsula Hotels and luxury commercial properties, clubs and services. He has experience on improving company’s sustainability performance, enhancing internal policies and guidelines, driving more effective environmental, social and governance disclosure, engaging with internal stakeholders and identifying collaboration opportunities with like-minded partners. He was also involved in the development of the company’s Sustainable Luxury Vision 2030, which covers emerging topics such as climate risks, sustainable building, circular economy, responsible sourcing, animal welfare, modern slavery, diversity and inclusion, and community investment.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Overcome adversity and identify risks and opportunities in a post-COVID world. Continue to enhance our connection with local communities; work with like-minded partners, charities and NGOs to identify innovative solutions that could drive systemic changes and create positive impacts to our society and the planet.

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