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Roundtable: Foodwaste Prevention (in Macau/HK): Situation-challenges-recommendations

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Roundtable: Foodwaste Prevention (in Macau/HK): Situation-challenges-recommendations at Saint Joseph's Seminary E06 on 29th August 2017



Roundtable
Foodwaste Prevention (in Macau/HK):
Situation-challenges-recommendations

By
Prof. Dr. Franz Gassner
Mr. Morse Lei Man Sao, MES
Mr. Li Man Ho (Warren), MES
Prof. Dr. Leung Ho Man Homan (梁浩文)

Organised by the Faculty of Religious Studies
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
10:00 – 12:30
University of Saint Joseph, Seminary E06

About the Event

Food has an enormous social and environmental impact. According to UN agencies, the environmental impact of agriculture accounts for about 33% of the overall global impact of all human activities, some researcher put the figure even at 50%. In addition, about 1/3 of all food is wasted globally. Food-waste, taken as “country” accounts for the 3rd largest CO2 emitter after the US and China. But many people do not have enough food to eat. “Whenever food is thrown out it is as if it were stolen from the table of the poor”, claims correctly Pope Francis in his Encyclical Letter Laudatu Si’ (LS 36).

This project studies the situation of food-waste and its prevention in Macau from an ethical and theological viewpoint. Based on facts, findings, and evaluation, recommendations are formulated for individuals, communities, and policy makers. A special focus will be also on the cultural (and spiritual) factors hindering or fostering food-waste prevention in Macau and China.

About Speakers

  1. Prof. Dr. Franz Gassner
    University of Saint Joseph, Faculty of Religious Studies, Coordinator of BCS;
  2. Mr. Morse Lei Man Sao, MES
    CSR-Companhia de Sistemas de Resíduos, Leda, Macau, S.A.R. ChinaMr. Morse Lei Man Sao graduated from the USJ MES programme in June 2017 with the thesis “Guidelines for an Oriented Organic Waste Valorization Strategy for Macao”;
  3. Mr. Li Man Ho (Warren), MES
    CSR-Companhia de Sistemas de Resíduos, Lda, Macau, S.A.R. ChinaMr. Li Man Ho graduated from the USJ MES programme in June 2017 with the thesis: “Adoption of Best Practices for Municipal Solid Waste Recycling Management in Macau”
  4. Prof. Dr. Leung Ho Man Homan (梁浩文)
    PhD in Biology (Environmental Sciences)
    Hong Kong Baptist University
    Lecturer, Hong Kong Baptist University and Open University Hong Kong

Rundown of the Event

10:00 AM INTRODUCTION: WHY FOODWASTE-PREVENTION MATTERS!
Prof. Dr. Franz Gassner, M.A.
University of Saint Joseph, Faculty of Religious Studies, Macau, S.A.R. China

10:15 AM SITUATION OF FOODWASTE (PREVENTION) IN MACAU (tentative)
Mr. Lei Man Sao (Morse), MES
Mr. Li Man Ho (Warren), MES
CSR-Companhia de Sistemas de Resíduos, Lda, Macau, S.A.R. China

10:45 AM FOODWASTE (PREVENTION) IN HONG KONG (tentative)
Prof. Dr. Homan Leung
Hong Kong Baptist University

11:15 AM ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AMONG SPEAKERS AND INVITED GUESTS – CHALLENGES & RECOMMENDATIONS

12:30 PM END OF THE WORKSHOP – LUNCH;

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