|Civic Exchange is co-organising a public forum with the Department of Geography and Resource Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Professional Association for China’s Environmental Experts. Senior environmental experts and government advisors from Mainland China and Hong Kong will be present to discuss environmental governance and the role of legislations. (more…)|
DATE: 5 Jan 2012 FILED UNDER: Environment, Events, Events, Issues, Latest Events, News, Uncategorized
How can Hong Kong play its part in China meeting its commitment to reduce the carbon intensity of its economy to 40 to 45% below 2005 levels by 2020? Tony Wood will explain ideas proposed for Australia to support low carbon electricity generation which are put forward in the ‘Building the Bridge’ July 2012 report which he authored for the Grattan Institute. There will then be the opportunity to discuss how Hong Kong, working with Mainland China, might be able to take advantage of these ideas.
Tony Wood is the Energy Program Director of the Grattan Institute. He has deep experience in the energy sector. He worked at Origin Energy for 11 years, and was an adviser to the first Garnaut climate change review. He is also program director of Clean Energy Projects at the Clinton Foundation.
With CO2 emissions at record highs and demand for energy surging, the International Energy Agency has warned that dangerous climate change will be “locked in” by 2017. Prof Julia King, the UK’s Low Carbon Business Ambassador, will present the latest news on the urgency of de-carbonizing energy production and consumption. A panel of experts will then offer commentary on whether Asia, and China in particular, can rise to the challenge of clean energy — in time. (more…)
The nuclear power plant accident occurred at Fukushima last year has highlighted the importance of safety management and emergency responses to a serious nuclear accident. The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and City University of Hong Kong are co-hosting a symposium to discuss safety management and emergency responses to a serious nuclear accident upon nuclear plant accidents. Officials from Security Bureau, Hong Kong Observatory, Water Supplies Department, and Centre for Food Safety, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department will be there to share their views. Civic Exchange is supporting the captioned event.
DATE: 21 Mar 2012 FILED UNDER: Environment, Events, Events, Issues, Latest Events, News TAG: climate change
United Nations noted in December 2011, climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet but there is a significant gap between the aggregate effect of countries’ action and what is needed to have a likely chance of holding the increase in global average temperature below 2 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels. If countries recognize this problem, why are they not taking action?
City University of Hong Kong is hosting a seminar and has invited Professor Flannery to discuss the role universities and academics can play in improving understanding, developing solutions and influencing government and business policy. Civic Exchange is supporting the captioned event. (more…)
Symposium on One Year after the Fukushima Nuclear Accident – the Way Forward with Safety and Risk Engineering
DATE: 10 Mar 2012 FILED UNDER: Environment, Events, Events, Issues, Latest Events, News TAG: Fukushima, nuclear power
Since the nuclear power plant accident took place at Fukushima last year, it has drawn public concerns on nuclear safety and risk management. As it is almost one year past the accident, the Hong Kong Nuclear Society organizes this symposium to invite local and overseas experts to share with their views on these issues. (more…)