Hong Kong needs to draw up its long-term decarbonisation strategy up to 2050 by next year 2020.

In this regard, the Council for Sustainable Development (SDC) has accepted the Government’s invitation to roll out a territory-wide public engagement exercise to gauge the views of the public and stakeholders in formulating a long-term decarbonisation strategy for Hong Kong, and to mobilise stronger climate actions across different sectors of the society. The public engagement aims to arouse public awareness on the impact of carbon emissions, and to obtain the views of the community in developing feasible strategies for carbon reduction, with a view to making recommendations to the Government by the end of this year.

In view of this, Friends of the Earth (HK) is co-organizing a briefing session with Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) with the aim to engage the practitioners and stakeholders from the financial industry to leverage their expertise and ideas on possible actions related to reducing carbon emissions that suit the development progress of Hong Kong. This session will be facilitated by the public engagement team from the Policy for Sustainability Lab, Centre for Civil Society and Governance, The University of Hong Kong. As the co-organiser, we are extending invitations for the workshop.

You are cordially invited to participate in this workshop:

Address:        Function Room AC1, 

                      4/F., Administration Building, 

                      Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 

                      10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon 

Date:              6 September 2019(Friday) 

Time:             10:00am – 11:30am

Please click here for the registration to the briefing session.

For those who are unable to participate in person, you are also welcome to submit your views directly via the Views Collection Form.

Representatives from the Public Engagement Team

Ms Joyce CHOW – Senior Project Manager, Policy for Sustainability Lab, Centre for Civil Society and Governance, The University of Hong Kong

Ms Chow 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. Her major interest fields include environmental management, urban planning, sustainable development and transport planning. She has been a Chartered Town Planner of the Royal Town Planning Institute, the United Kingdom since 2008.

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.

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