Reducing Ship Emissions in Hong Kong – A Breath of Fresh Air
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Reducing Ship Emissions in Hong Kong – A Breath of Fresh Air

Civic Exchange and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum co-organised a talk as part of the public talk series “Made in Hong Kong: Our City, Our Stories” of Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

Hong Kong is a major world port and most of our trade is handled by the ships in the harbour. Apart from their contribution to the economy, ship and port activities also create environmental and health problems for the city. Air pollutants emitted from ships are one of the main environmental threats that the HKSAR Government has been determined to address in recent years. How significant are ships emissions in Hong Kong? What benefits will regulatory and voluntary ship emission control bring to the general public?

Date: 7 July 2015 (Tuesday)
Time: 18:00 - 19:40 (Registration will start at 17:45)
Venue: Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Pier No. 8, Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese

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Time Programme Speaker
17:45 Registration
18:00 Welcome remarks Mr. Simon Ng, Civic Exchange Video
18:05 Ship emission control strategy in Hong Kong Mr. Dave Ho, Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR Government PPT | Video
18:20 Ship emission: the role and action of shipping lines Ms. Silvia Ding, Maersk Line PPT | Video
18:35 Public understanding of ship emission Ms. Sum Yin Kwong, Clean Air Network PPT | Video
18:50 Ship emission and public health Prof. Tze Wai Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong PPT | Video
19:05 Panel discussion Video1 | Video2
19:40 End of talk

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Speakers biographies:

Ms. Silvia Ding is the head of Maersk Line South China, Maersk Line’s 3rd largest agency globally.
Ms. Ding has been with the Maersk Group for 16 years. She had held various management positions in multiple locations in China, including Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhenuntil she became the Managing Director of Maersk Filipinas in 2010. Her last position was Regional Chief Financial Officer for Maersk Line North Asia Region, which she held for 2.5 years. Ms. Ding held a bachelor degree in British and American Language & Literature from Guangzhou University of Foreign Languages and earned her Master degree of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University and the School of Business and Management of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
Mr. Dave Ho joined the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) of the HKSAR Government in 1995. Over the years, Mr. Ho has worked in different areas of air quality management including air quality science and monitoring, air policy formulation and air pollution control. He is now the head of Air Policy Group of EPD responsible for the formulation of air policy and implementation of air pollution control on power plants, marine vessels, non-road mobile machinery, volatile organic compound-containing products and ozone depleting substances, and implementation of indoor air quality management programme.
Ms. Sum Yin Kwong is the CEO of Clean Air Network (CAN). She first joined CAN in mid-2009 in the position of Campaign Manager.  Prior to being part of the CAN team, she worked at Radio Television Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Home Affairs Department. She obtained her undergraduate degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and her master's at the University of Oxford. Sum is passionate about the environment and sustainability and published a well-received book on environmentally-friendly lifestyles, titled "Pale Green Living".
Mr. Simon Ng is the Chief Research Officer of Civic Exchange. He has collaborated with Civic Exchange since 2001, and rejoined the organisation permanently in 2012 after a six-year stint at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Simon's major research interests include sustainable transportation, liveable cities, air quality management, energy issues, and local community planning. He is known for his work on ship emissions inventory and control policy in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. Simon holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Philosophy Degree from the University of Hong Kong.

Prof. Tze Wai Wong is a Research Professor in School of Public Health & Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is medically qualified and a specialist in Community Medicine. Prof. Wong has over 30 years of research experience in Environmental Health. He expertises in health impact assessment studies on air pollution, environmental noise, dioxins and other pollutants. Prof. Wong has published over 190 papers in scientific and medical journals, over 120 conference papers, several books and book chapters, written over 40 research reports