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As with other places around the world, Hong Kong faces multiple climate-related threats, which include among other things, rising temperatures and extreme weather conditions. As part of the international effort to address climate change, Hong Kong has embarked on the process of formulating its own long-term decarbonisation strategy up to 2050 by next year following the Mainland's accession to the 2016 Paris Agreement.

The Council for Sustainable Development is currently gathering views as part of a public engagement exercise to help draw up a decarbonisation strategy for Hong Kong and has identified three key areas for public discussion:

1.   Transition Towards a Low-Carbon Society
2.   Reducing Energy Use and Further Decarbonising Electricity Generation
3.   Low Carbon Transport in a Smart City

The event is organised jointly by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, American Chamber of Commerce, Australian Chamber of Commerce, British Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

We are delighted to have invited CLP Power's Senior Director (Planning & Development) Joseph Law and Business Environment Council's Director (Policy & Research) Simon Ng to speak on measures and strategies that the power and transport sectors could adopt to reduce carbon emissions. They will be joined by Green Earth's Founder and Executive Director Edwin Lau, who will share insights on ways to modify individual habits and lifestyle that can contribute to reducing Hong Kong's carbon footprint.

Speaker(s) Joseph Law is responsible for corporate planning and strategy, tariff and regulatory management, commercial projects development as well as innovation activities of CLP Power Hong Kong Limited. Coming from a banking background, he has been in the energy sector for the past 18 years.

Simon Ng is the Director of Policy & Research at the Business Environment Council. He is responsible for BEC's work on policy advocacy, thought leadership development, and collaborative research on various environmental issues that BEC focuses on. He has over 20 years of experience in academic/policy research, project management and stakeholder's engagement.

Edwin Lau is the Founder and Executive Director of The Green Earth. He has been actively engaged in environmental protection work since the late 80s. During the period, he placed great concern on several pressing environmental topics, e.g. waste management, air pollution, climate change and energy conservation.
Language English
Date and Time 2019/08/26 16:30 to 18:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Karen Au
Tel: 28231200
Fee Members @ HK$280 / Non-Members @ HK$580
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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