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Milestone regional agreement to be signed at the Eco Expo Asia 2015 for mutual recognition of labelling schemes

Hong Kong, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Council, Hong Kong's leading environmental organization for environmental labelling, green purchasing and carbon footprint reduction, is hosting the upcoming "Asia Carbon Footprint Conference 2015" on 26 & 27 October at Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel, with the aim to discuss the latest trends on green labelling and developing a strategic framework for managing carbon emissions on a regional basis. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Green Council has positioned itself as the premier local advocate when it comes to green labelling and is working closely with both the public and private sector on how organisations can adopt a more environmentally conscious position and address issues around sustainability as part of their CSR approach.

The Asia Carbon Footprint Network Conference 2015

Green Council is co-organising the third Asia Carbon Footprint Conference with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ("ESCAP") and the Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute. The Conference would brings together the 14 member organisations of the Asia Carbon Footprint Network as well as internationally renewed experts and speakers to share their insights on the latest industry developments and prevailing trends. With this year's theme being "Carbon Footprint and Labelling Schemes - Recent Development and the Way Forward", delegates and industry professionals will look at recent cases and develop forward-looking strategies on how to implement industry best-practices at local, national and regional level. This is the first time Hong Kong serves as the host city for the conference and the Green Council hopes that it will encourage local stakeholders to participate.

Mutual Recognition Agreement to be signed at the Eco Expo Asia 2015

The Green Council is proud to announce Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) which will be signed at the upcoming Eco Expo Asia 2015 (28 Oct) between the Green Council and their counterparties in Japan, Singapore and Thailand. Ms Linda W.P. Ho, CEO of Green Council said "The Mutual Recognition Agreement, which is the first of its kind on a regional basis, signifies a major step forward for green products in Asia that are seeking to capture markets overseas. Furthermore, the mutual recognition not only simplifies certification procedure but also saves costs and helps introduce more overseas green products to Hong Kong."

The Eco Expo Asia 2015

Green Council is also a major exhibitor of the upcoming "Eco Expo Asia 2015" and our Green Council Pavilion has been showcased for 10 consecutive years. This year our pavilion will be right next to the major entrance at booth #3D2. Green Council will host an Eco Asia Conference - Green Purchasing & Consumption on 30 October 2015. Mr. Steven Choi, Project Manager at the Green Council said "Exhibiting in the Eco Expo Asia 2015 is aligned with our promotional strategy as we have worked on numerous initiatives to raise awareness and highlight the use of green purchasing and green labelling as a means to reduce and avoid adverse environmental impact, and we are proud to be one of the key exhibitors for the Expo". 

The 10th edition of the Eco Expo Asia (2015) is held between October 28-31 at the AsiaWorld Expo at the Hong Kong International Airport.

About Green Council

The Green Council (GC) is a non-profit, non-partisan environmental association in Hong Kong. A group of individuals from different sectors of industry and academics shared the vision to help build Hong Kong into a world-class green city for the future. Green Council was formed in May 2000 with the aim of encouraging the industrial and commercial sectors to include environmental protection in their production and management processes. The Green Council was registered as a non-profit making organisation in December 2000. For more information, please visit:

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