With increasing environmental problems such as air, water and soil pollution that threaten both human health and the environment, this symposium aims to bring together researchers, experts and practitioners from academia, industry and government to share their latest research findings and discuss the latest developments in the field of Environmental science and Sustainable technology. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Bridging Macao and the Greater Bay Area” with focus on addressing environmental challenges faced by Macao and the Greater Bay Area (GBA). The symposium will provide a platform for experts to share and discuss effective and sustainable technologies to tackle these challenges and to establish new collaborations between Macao and the GBA researchers to develop sustainable solutions for a better future. We invite you to join us in this exciting opportunity to connect, collaborate, and contribute to the development of sustainable solutions. The two-day symposium will include keynote speeches, scientific oral presentations and industry presentations. Eminent scientists from the region will be invited as well as practitioners from industries in Macau and the GBA. Three poster sessions will be arranged for sharing latest and on-going projects. The mobile exhibition of “Macau Mangroves & Ocean Plastic Pollution” will be on display throughout the symposium.
Great News!! We are thrilled to announce the generous financial support from the following companies, enabling us to offer registration fee waivers to academic participants! 
Check out the registration instruction page for application.
  • “Best Oral Presentation Awards” and the “Best Poster Presentation Awards” are sponsored by BNU
  • Symposium’s Macau Environment & Sustainability Tour is supported by Sands China

Symposium Topics

The symposium will address a wide range of issues related to environmental science and sustainable technology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation 
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • Air quality and water quality
  • Water resources and management
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Environmental pollution and remediation
  • Sustainable agriculture and food systems
  • Sustainable materials and manufacturing
  • Biodiversity and conservation for a sustainable future
  • Sustainable tourism and  Ecotourism
  • Circular Economy
  • Environmental data science and AI

Abstract Submission

We invite submissions of abstracts in English for oral and poster presentations related to the symposium’s theme. Abstracts of no more than 300 words in one A4 page should be prepared using the corresponding template (ESST2023_Abstract_Submission.zip). To submit, simply email the completed abstract file (ESST2023_Abstract_Template_xxxx.docx) and the submission-information file (ESST2023_Abstract_Submission_Info.xlsx) to the Symposium’s email (esst2023@usj.edu.mo). You will receive our email confirming receipt of your abstract in a few days.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the symposium’s Program Committee on the basis of quality and relevance to scope of the symposium.  Notification of decision will be sent to the submitting author. Accepted abstracts (after registration) will be scheduled for onsite presentation and will be included in the Symposium’s Abstract e-booklet.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Due June 30, 2023
Abstract Submission Due Extended July 16, 2023
Author Notification July 31, 2023
Author Confirmation Aug 5, 2023
Author Registration Due Aug 20, 2023
Regular Registration Due Sep 17, 2023
Symposium Dates Oct 26 & 27, 2023


Organizing Committee

General Chair: David Gonçalves, University of Saint Joseph
Program Chairs: Karen Tagulao, Shirley Siu, University of Saint Joseph
Publicity Chair:   Thomas Lei, University of Saint Joseph
Conference Secretary: Sammy Chan, University of Saint Joseph
Logo Design: Alexandre Lebel

Program Committee:
Ágata A. Dias, University of Saint Joseph
Raquel Vasconcelos, University of Saint Joseph
Shirley Siu, University of Saint Joseph
Karen Tagulao, University of Saint Joseph
Thomas Lei, University of Saint Joseph
Shek Kiu Chan, University of Saint Joseph


Contact Us

For inquiries, please email us at esst2023@usj.edu.mo.

Catholic Foundation for Higher Education -
University of Saint Joseph