Climate change: Doha and the road to Paris


While progress on international negotiations is slow, scientists’ warnings on the severity of the climate change are increasing.Civic Exchange invites you to join Prof. Peter Cox and others at an event, co-organised with PwC and the Climate Change Business Forum, for an update on the science of climate change, international negotiations and a look at action in China and Hong Kong.
The event will include a talk by Prof. Peter Cox, a question and answer session and a debate on the following motion:
“Funding adapting to climate change should take priority over funding reducing greenhouse gas emissions”


Date: Friday, 25th January 2013
Time: 2.30pm–4.45pm (Registration from 2.00pm with coffee & tea)
Venue: PwC, 21st Floor, Edinburgh Tower, Landmark Building, Central.
Language: English
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Welcoming & Introduction
Session 1: Presentation and Discussion
2.35pm-3.00pmI. Panel Briefing – Keynote Presentation
The state of the climate science including climate tipping point and how to avoid Dangerous Climate ChangeProf. Peter Cox
(University of Exeter)
| Video
Question & Answer Session
3.00pm-3.30pmII. Panel Discussion – The status of the UNFCC process following Doha
Overview of Doha and the road to ParisMr. Robert Gibson
PPT | Video
The view from EuropeMr. Vincent Piket (Head of Office, Office of the EU)
A business viewMs. Jeanne Ng (CLP)
Moderated DiscussionPanelists:
Prof. Peter Cox
Dr. Jeanne Ng
Mr. Vincent Piket
Mr. Robert Gibson
Mr. Simon Ng
Coffee/Tea break
Session 2: Motion Debate
3.40pm-4.40pmMotion -’Funding adapting to climate change should take priority over funding reducing greenhouse gas emissions’Speakers:
Dr. Jeanne Ng
Prof. Bill Barron
Prof. Peter Cox
Ms. Hannah Routh (PwC)
Ms. Rachel Fleishman (CCBF)
4.40pm-4.45pmConclusion &ThanksMs. Yan-yan Yip