Event Details

Public Engagement – a Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy for Hong Kong

Date: 19 July 2019
Time: 4:30pm– 5:30 pm
Venue: Room 5-203, 5/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Organizer(s): The Hong Kong Nuclear Society
Co-Organizer(s): Dpet ME, CityU
Speaker: Ms. Joyce CHOW & Mr. Darwin LEUNG, Policy for Sustainability Lab, Centre for Civil Society and Governance, The University of Hong Kong
Language: English
Contact Person: Dr Louis Liu
Contact Email: info@hkns.hk
Content: As a responsible member of the global community, Hong Kong is obliged to draw up its own long-term decarbonisation strategy up to 2050 by 2020, and review our climate change efforts every five years. The HKSAR Government has therefore invited the Council for Sustainable Development to launch a territory-wide public engagement exercise to gauge the views of the public and different stakeholders in formulating an aspirational yet achievable deep decarbonisation strategy, charting practical pathways, and mobilising stronger climate mitigation actions across different sectors of the society, thereby contributing to the global decarbonisation effort.

Following the launch of the public engagement on 14 June 2019, this briefing session aims to engage the society to leverage their expertise and insights on possible climate mitigation actions to reduce carbon emissions in the Hong Kong context. Discussion topics will include the transition towards low-carbon lifestyles, reducing energy use and further decarbonising electricity generation and the development of low carbon transport, amongst others.

In order to provide some relevant information to the participants, the CityU’s Low Carbon Energy Education Center (Room 3-202, 3/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building) will be open for participants to visit from 4pm to 4:30pm. For more details on the Centre, please visit the following website: https://www.cityu.edu.hk/lowcarbon/

Speaker’s Short Bios: Ms. CHOW, Senior Project Manager, has been involved in various sustainability-related research and planning consultancy works with solid experiences in organising community participatory activities, conducting workshops and charettes and providing training for NGOs, private sector and government departments. She has been a Chartered Town Planner of the Royal Town Planning Institute, the United Kingdom since 2008.

Mr. LEUNG, Assistant Project Manager, was trained as an urban planner and he has engaged in various research on urban renewal, sustainability reporting and resource efficient cities. He has also participated in a number of consultancy projects for international organisations, such as the UNEP and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED)
Remarks: The event is free to members of Organisers and Supporting Organisations. Enrolment is on a first-come first-served basis. Members must register on-line and will be acknowledged automatically. Information collected here will be used solely for the administration of this event. All information and views expressed by the speaker and in the presentation materials do not reflect the official opinion and position of the Organisers. No responsibility is accepted by the Organisers or the Supporting Organisations for such information and views including their accuracy, correctness, and veracity.

Registration Details:

The online registration starts at 2019-01-01 and end at 2019-07-16. Please register during the above period.