With a steadfast commitment to promoting sustainability, the University is pleased to present a webinar “Climate Resilience in Hong Kong” on Wed, 14 April 2021, as part of the worldwide campaign Solve Climate by 2030, a Global Dialogue involving 100 webinars engaging influential speakers in 50 countries to address climate change. 2030 is the target year to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, an action plan for people, planet and prosperity. Without immediate actions to combat the climate crisis, we may have to face extreme weather, floods, droughts and sea-level rise by 2030, with dire consequences.
The webinars will serve as learning materials (#MakeClimateAClass) for university and secondary schools around the world and facilitate the development of climate solutions through just transition (in energy and other sectors) and green recovery.
The CUHK webinar will explore what the government of Hong Kong, the private sector and the civil society can do to foster climate resilience in the city’s developments. Mr. Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment will speak on the city’s plan towards carbon neutrality, Dr. Jeanne Ng, Director, CLP Research Institute will speak on the building of climate resilience in the power sector, and Dr. William Yu, CEO, World Green Organisation will talk about how to get the community ready to build urban resilience in face of the climate crisis.
Details of the webinar are as below:
Webinar: Climate Resilience in Hong Kong
Date: 14 April 2021
Time: 15:00-16:20 (HK Time, UTC +8)
Format: Zoom webinar in English
Mr. Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR Government Dr. Jeanne Ng, Director, CLP Research Institute, CLP Holdings Limited Dr. William Yu, CEO, World Green Organisation
Prof. Tung Fung, Director, Institute of Future Cities, CUHK
Prof. Mee Kam Ng, Programme Director, Urban Studies Programme, CUHK
For details, please refer to the website.