Past Events

[Briefing Session for PolyU staff and students] Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy Public Engagement

Invitation to Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy Public Engagement

In 2015, 196 signatories adopted the historic Paris Agreement which aims at combating climate change and unleashing actions towards a low-carbon, resilient and sustainable future. Hong Kong is obliged to draw up its own long-term decarbonisation strategyup to 2050 by 2020. In this regard, the Council for Sustainable Development (SDC) is running a territory-wide public engagement (PE) exercise for gauging the views of the public and stakeholders in formulating a long-term decarbonisation strategy for Hong Kong, and mobilising stronger climate actions across different sectors of society.

A dedicated briefing session for the PolyU community is scheduled in early September 2019 to collect views from PolyU staff and students. This briefing session will touch on topics like:

  • the transition towards low-carbon lifestyles
  • intensifying efforts in enhancing the energy efficiency of buildings
  • using more zero carbon fuel sources for electricity generation, and
  • the development of low carbon transport.  

 

Detailed information of this briefing session is shown below:

Date:          5 September 2019 (Thu)

Time:          4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (admission starts at 3:45 p.m.)

Venue:        Y306

Language:   Cantonese

Audience:    PolyU staff and students

 

The briefing session will feature:

  • An introduction by Mr. LAM Chiu-ying, SBS
    Convenor, Support Group on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy, Council for Sustainable Development

  • Details of this Public Engagement Exercise – presented by Mr. Darwin Leung
    Assistant Project Manager, Policy for Sustainability Lab, Centre for Civil Society and Governance, The University of Hong Kong

Mr. Leung 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); several work departments of the HKSAR Government such as Highways Department and Civil Engineering and Development Department. These projects have spanned across a wide range of topics, including climate change and building energy efficiency, harbour reclamation and waterfront planning, regional transportation planning, and green economy policies, practices and initiatives.

  • Open-floor discussion

 

Walk-ins are welcome. Online enrollment closes on 3 September 2019.