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Hong Kong is obliged to formulate its own long-term decarbonisation strategy up to 2050 by next year as the Mainland signed the Paris Agreement in 2016. All signatories are committed to limiting the increase in global average temperature to well below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, while pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees in order to stave off the irreversible consequences of climate change.

The Government has invited the Council for Sustainable Development to carry out a public engagement exercise to gather views from the public and other stakeholders to draw up a decarbonisation strategy for Hong Kong and to mobilise stronger climate actions across different sectors in the city.

This roundtable luncheon aims to engage the business sector to leverage their expertise and ideas on possible actions related to reducing carbon emissions that are suitable to the Hong Kong context.

The Chamber is delighted to have invited the Council Chairman Prof Arthur Li Kwok-cheung, and Support Group on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy Convenor Lam Chiu-ying as speakers. They will be joined by Darwin Leung, Assistant Project Manager of Policy for Sustainability Lab, Centre for Civil Society and Governance from the University of Hong Kong. Dr Winnie Law, Associate Director and Principal Lecturer of the Centre for Civil Society and Governance at the University of Hong Kong will join Prof Li and Mr Lam after the presentation to take questions from audiences.

Speaker(s) Prof the Hon Arthur Li Kwok-cheung, GBM, GBS, JP, is the Chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development. He was formerly Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Chancellor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Lam Chiu-ying, SBS, is Convenor of the Support Group on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy. He is also a Chartered Meteorologist and the former Director of the Hong Kong Observatory.

Darwin Leung is the Assistant Project Manager, Policy for Sustainability Lab, Centre for Civil Society and Governance, The University of Hong Kong. He was trained as an urban planner and has engaged in various research on urban renewal, sustainability reporting and resource efficient cities.

Dr Winnie Law is the Associate Director and Principal Lecturer of the Centre for Civil Society and Governance at the University of Hong Kong. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on sustainable development, community planning and environmental management.
Language English
Date and Time 2019/07/31 12:30 to 14:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Karen Au
Tel: 28231200
Email: karen@chamber.org.hk
Fee Members @ HK$190 / Non-Members @ HK$400
+$50 for booking offline
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