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(Deadline:11 Oct 2015) Hong Kong Tertiary Schools COP21 Challenge 2015

 
COP 21
 
 
About Hong Kong Tertiary Schools COP21 Challenge 2015
 
In December 2015, Hong Kong government representatives will join the COP21 in Paris. To enhance the tertiary students’ awareness about climate change issues, Hong Kong Sustainable Campus Consortium and Consulate General of France in Hong Kong jointly organize this challenge with the theme “How Can Hong Kong Become a Model in Addressing Climate Change Issues?” 
 
 

Details

  • Form a team (up to 5 people) and make a short video (not exceeding 3 minutes) addressing“How Can Hong Kong Become a Model in Addressing Climate Change Issues?”
  • Submission Deadline: 11 October 2015
  • Winning team will receive
    • A certificate endorsed by Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau and Government of Hong Kong
    • Presentation of certificate by French Consulate
    • French May membership card, entrance tickets for the French May opening concert and vouchers from a French restaurant
  • All tertiary students are welcome.
  • Application: Click here
  • More details: Click here
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Organizer

  • Consulate General of France in Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Sustainable Campus Consortium

 

About COP21 (extracted from COP21 Website)

The international political response to climate change began at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, where the ‘Rio Convention’ included the adoption of the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This convention set out a framework for action aimed at stabilising atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to avoid “dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.” The UNFCCC which entered into force on 21 March 1994, now has a near-universal membership of 195 parties.

The main objective of the annual Conference of Parties (COP) is to review the Convention’s implementation. The first COP took place in Berlin in 1995 and significant meetings since then have included COP3 where the Kyoto Protocol was adopted, COP11 where the Montreal Action Plan was produced, COP15 in Copenhagen where an agreement to success Kyoto Protocol was unfortunately not realised and COP17 in Durban where the Green Climate Fund was created.

In 2015 COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.

France will play a leading international role in hosting this seminal conference, and COP21 will be one of the largest international conferences ever held in the country. The conference is expected to attract close to 50,000 participants including 25,000 official delegates from government, intergovernmental organisations, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society.

 

Disclaimer: The above activity is not organized by Campus Sustainability Committee or Campus Sustainability Office, PolyU. All information provided here are for reference only.