PolyU co-hosted Sustainability Lecture Series with French Consulate: “The Decarbonisation Challenge”

日期:2021年12月2日
時間:4:00pm - 5:45pm (HKT)
場地:Hybrid (online by Zoom and limited seats for on-site audience)
地點:M1603
内容:

Energy supply is a major contributor to climate change. Energy-related greenhouse gas emissions come mainly from the combustion of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. In 2019, electricity generation was Hong Kong's largest source of carbon emissions (66%). Action to mitigate climate change requires a fundamental transformation of energy systems and energy consumption. In order to meet the climate targets set by the Paris Agreement, Hong Kong plans to achieve carbon neutrality before 2050. Energy transition has become a key issue to build the sustainable future of Hong Kong.

Co-hosted by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, and the Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD) and the Research Innovation Office (RIO) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the third conference held within the “Sustainability Lecture Series: The Decarbonisation Challenge” will bring together a mix of speakers from academic and business community to share their views, experiences and good practices towards sustainability.

PROGRAMME RUNDOWN

TIME

CONTENT

4:00pm

WELCOME SPEECH

Prof. Xiang-Dong LI (RISUD Director, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

4:05pm

PART 1: TOWARDS A LOW CARBON ECONOMY – FROM KEY CHALLENGES IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE BUILDING SECTOR

Speakers:

  • Prof. Carine SEBI, Associate Professor, Coordinator of GEM Chair Energy for Society, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM)
  • Prof. Hong-xing YANG, Professor of the Department of Building Services Engineering, Coordinator Renewable Energy Research Group, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Mr. Jérémy STERN, BYME Engineering, Hong Kong

Discussion moderated by Prof. Linda XIAO, Professor at the Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Q&A : 10 minutes

4:50pm

BREAK

5:00pm

PART 2: POWER THE FUTURE – ORGANIC-WASTE-TO-ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

Speakers:

  • Mr. Laurent PELLETIER, Managing Director, Veolia Hong Kong
  • Dr. Ben LEU, Associate Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Discussion moderated by Prof. Linda XIAO, Professor at the Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Q&A : 10 minutes

5:45pm

Acknowledgments & Closure

 

SPEAKERS: 

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Prof. Carine SEBI
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Prof.  Xiangdong LI
 
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Mr. Laurent PELLETIER
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Mr. Jeremy STERN
 
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Prof. Linda XIAO
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Prof. Hongxing YANG
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Dr. Ben LEU


 
 

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