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

Inter-Chamber Special Event (AmCham, AustCham, BritCham, CanCham)

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

Inter-Chamber Special Event (AmCham, AustCham, BritCham, CanCham)

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

The Paris Agreement, which came into force on 4 November 2016, applies to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). All signatories are committed to limiting the increase in the 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.

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 business leaders and practitioners 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.
 

Joint event with: 

Sponsors

Venue Sponsor
Mayer Brown
Mayer Brown

Date:

Tue, July 16, 2019


Time:

08:00 AM - 09:15 AM

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Location:

Mayer Brown, 18th Floor, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central




Fees:

Member: $300.00

Non-Member: $400.00

Startup/Young Professional Members: $200.00


Event Resources:

Inter-Chamber Special Event Paper Booking Form.pdf

SPEAKER(S)

Dr Winnie Law
The University of Hong Kong

Dr Winnie Law is the Associate Director and Principal Lecturer of the Centre for Civil Society and Governance at The University of Hong Kong. Dr Law teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on sustainable development, community planning and environmental management. She also works with a team of researchers and conducts policy research, action research and knowledge exchange projects on rural revitalization, social innovation, community engagement and corporate sustainability. Dr Law has been a director of the Conservancy Association since 2005 and she currently sits on a number of HKSAR Government’s advisory committees including Advisory Council for the Environment, Environment and Conservation Fund Committee, Steering Committee for Restored Landfill Revitalisation Funding Scheme, Advisory Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries and Agricultural Products Scholarship Fund Advisory Committee.

Dr Law has been invited by the Council for Sustainable Development to assist with the public engagement exercise on the long term decarbonisation strategy for Hong Kong.