Public forum on proposed guidelines for Rural Representative Election today
The following is issued on behalf of the Electoral Affairs Commission:
The Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC) will hold a public forum today (July 21) on the Proposed Guidelines on Election-related Activities in respect of the Rural Representative Election. Members of the public are invited to express their views.
The forum will be held from 7pm to 8pm at Lung Hang Estate Community Centre, Sha Tin. Details of the forum can be found on the EAC’s website (www.eac.hk/en/rural/rr_public_forum.htm).
The proposed guidelines were released on July 11 for public consultation until August 9.
Written representations can be sent to the EAC’s Secretariat by post to 10/F, Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wan Chai; by fax to 2511 1682; or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.
The proposed guidelines can be downloaded from the EAC’s website (www.eac.hk). They are also available at the Registration and Electoral Office and the Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices.
For enquiries, please call 2891 1001.
Northeast U.S. natural gas market decision-makers meet to gain insight, analyze, and structure arrangements to buy, sell and transport natural gas as a key element of energy transition.
HOUSTON – May 16, 2022 – PRLog — Several hundred energy industry professionals convene in June to gain insight and engage in analysis of up to the minute issues facing the Northeast regional natural gas market. The 27th Annual LDC Gas Forum Northeast takes place June 13 – 15 in Boston, MA. This is the premier gathering for natural gas industry professionals, which is much more than simply a conference with participants routinely negotiating transactions during the event.
This year’s event is scrambling to address a variety of critical issues that are converging on natural gas markets. Dominant topics include “Global Energy Geopolitics and Energy Security”, “Global LNG Demand and U.S. Exports”, “Energy Transition (to lower carbon energy sources)”, and “Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)”. Significant portions of the agenda will be devoted to how market participants are rushing to design and implement innovative methods to offer lower carbon content energy alternatives, including Responsibly Sourced Gas (RSG), Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), Hydrogen (H2), Carbon Capture (CC), virtual pipelines, independent certification and digital of tracking of GHG content, etc.
Beyond these overarching themes, the Northeast U.S. region brings its own specific issues as it continues to be a natural gas market in transition. Dense population and post-Pandemic recovery brings strong demand. Satisfying that demand, particularly in the winter, continues to be a challenge. Ample supply is available nearby in the Marcellus/Utica shale. However, connecting that supply to northeast markets is increasingly difficult as resistance to new midstream infrastructure, has become extreme. While there is growing sentiment for an all-renewable energy environment, there are clear signs that mandates to achieve this goal are simply unachievable without significant continued contribution of natural gas to the energy mix. In the meantime, natural gas markets are responding quickly with a raft of creative solutions that offer lower carbon energy that is reliable, readily available, and economic.
These market conditions translate into potential for volatility and the need for informed decisions on structuring commercial arrangements into the future.
The content program of the LDC Gas Forum Northeast incorporates 2 ½ days of keynote presentations, and moderated panels. Keynote addresses include: Mark Aufmuth, Managing Director, Low Carbon & Cross Commodity Origination, bp; Kevin Little, SVP, Macquarie Energy; Toby Rice, President and Chief Executive Officer, EQT Corporation; David Braziel, President & CEO, RBN Energy; Speaker from the RNG Coalition.
The Program also includes nine moderated Panel discussions addressing a variety of timely topics, with well-qualified industry experts, including representatives from: FTI Consulting, ICIS, S&P Global, Cleveland Advisory, Argus Media, NatGasHub.com, Williams, Context Labs, Natural Gas Supply Association, INGAA, Southwestern Energy Company, Project Canary, Xpansiv, Quantum Fuel Systems, Chesapeake Utilities, Mobility-Utility Zero/low-carbon H2 Solutions, Cashman Preload Cryogenics, Enbridge Gas, Chart Industries, Enbridge, BHE GT&S, CB&I Storage Solutions, Gas South, New Energy Development, Ormat Technologies, Sapphire Gas Solutions, REV LNG, Vermont Gas, Procter & Gamble. Note – edits will be required as Agenda is finalized.
Even in today’s digital age, natural gas market participants appreciate an event that facilitates face-to-face interaction. The LDC Gas Forum is uniquely structured to meet this requirement and has been the venue of choice, for thousands of participants, for decades. Registration is still available at http://www.ldcgasforums.com/ne/
The LDC Gas Forums (4), Gulf Coast Energy Forum and US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum series consists of six annual events each focused on a key natural gas market region across North America. This is where buyers and sellers meet to do business. Much more than simply conferences, the Forums are a venue that delivers insights on critical issues affecting natural gas, LNG, RSG, RNG and emerging energy markets, but in addition provide participants opportunities to meet with industry counterparts to negotiate commercial business transactions. Timely panel discussions featuring key industry authorities focus on important questions facing buyers, sellers, transportation operators, service/product suppliers, and other market stakeholders in competitive energy markets. Topics addressed include: Energy Transition, ESG, Supply & Demand, Financial Outlook, Pipeline/Storage/LNG Infrastructure Projects, LNG Export Markets, Mexico Export Markets, Gas/Electric Coordination, Regulatory, Gas Buyer Insights, and Global Energy Geopolitics. Participants at the Forums include market leaders, decision makers and subject matter experts, representing all segments of the commercial value chain including utilities, industrial gas consumers, producers, pipelines, marketers, key service/product providers, as well as regulators and analysts. Several dedicated networking opportunities give you access to your clients, prospects, and peers to pursue opportunities in the market.
The first virtual Global Peace Youth Forum, organized by Global Peace Foundation (GPF), will be held in two segments for Asia and The Americas on July 31 to address the theme, “Strengthening Youth Inclusion and Leadership in Peacebuilding for Sustainable Development.” Global Peace Youth Forum will be held via On24 and Zoom and will be shown through live streaming at Facebook starting at 3 PM Philippine Time for Asia and at 10 AM Eastern Daylight Time for The Americas.
With the United Nations recognizing the importance of young people’s contributions to peacebuilding through the landmark Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security adopted in December 2015, Global Peace Foundation has taken further initiatives to educate young people with its unique, values-based approach to peacebuilding. Global Peace Youth Forum, one of its signature events, will promote the inclusion of youth as leaders and practitioners in finding and innovating viable solutions to sustainable peacebuilding with current global efforts being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Intergenerational leaders and prominent personalities representing organizations and institutions dedicated to peacebuilding and youth development make up this year’s roster of Global Peace Youth Forum speakers. These include Global Coalition on Youth, Peace, and Security Co-chair Lakshitha Saji Prelis, Federal Government of Brazil’s National Youth Secretary Emilly Coelho, Transformation First Asia Founder Wouter Lincklaen Arriëns, Global Peace and Development Service Alliance President Dr. Markandey Rai, GPF International Senior Programs Specialist Gail Hambleton, US Youth, Peace, and Security Coalition Co-chair Mena Ayazi, GPF Indonesia General Manager Shintya Rahmi Utami, 2030 Youth Force Indonesia Co-chair Rizky Ashar Murdiono, Oleander Initiative Director Ray Matsumiya, GPF Philippines Program Director Leonard Faustino, Fighters for Peace Co-founder Assaad Chaftari, and GPF International President James Flynn.
Global Peace Youth Forum 2021 is a pre-convention program of this year’s Global Peace Convention (GPC), Global Peace Foundation’s biennial flagship convening. GPC 2021 will examine the theme “Moral and Innovative Leadership in Peacebuilding for Our Changing World” through a dynamic series of programs following the youth forum from August 6 to 15. Given the continuing limitations on international travel, GPC 2021 features an entirely virtual schedule, which opens the exciting opportunity for the robust participation of peacebuilding practitioners and civil society leaders from around the world.
This year’s Global Peace Youth Forum will also recognize the Top 6 entries of the #iPEACEBUILDER Video Challenge, a showcase of youth’s global leadership efforts to promote peacebuilding in their communities. The top entry will receive $500 gift card and other five entries will receive $50 gift card each in addition to being featured during the two-hour youth forums. By promoting the videos to a wider online community, GPF aims to increase the awareness on the importance of youth inclusion to peacebuilding and encourage collaboration and participation of like-minded individuals and organizations to strengthen similar youth initiatives.
GPYF 2021 is organized in partnership with Secretaria Nacional da Juventude – Brazil, Fighters for Peace, Initiatives of Change, Oleander Initiative, 2030 Youth Force Indonesia, Search for the Common Ground, Youth, Peace and Security Coalition, Transformation First Asia, Global Peace and Development Service Alliance, ABSCBN News Channel, The Manila Times, and Oxford Business Group.
Interested participants may sign up for this year’s virtual Global Peace Youth Forum through http://bit.ly/GPYF2021. To know more about Global Peace Foundation and Global Peace Youth, you may visit www.globalpeace.org and https://www.facebook.com/globalpeaceyouth. For inquiries, you can email the Global Peace Youth Forum 2021 Secretariat at email@example.com.
About Global Peace Foundation
Global Peace Foundation is an international non-sectarian, non-partisan, nonprofit organization, which promotes an innovative, values-based approach to peace building. GPF programs support social cohesion, empower families, build models of development, and promote moral and innovative leadership. In 2019, Global Peace Foundation received a special consultative status from the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). GPF has also been partnering with the UN’s Department of Public Information (DPI) since 2016, contributing to the development, implementation, and monitoring of agenda items agreed on by UN member nations.