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IPCC scientists have warned that a 1.5 degrees Celsius rise in temperatures is a crucial threshold for avoiding the most dangerous and irreversible effects of climate change. 

 

To prevent the planet from passing the point of no return, this is the defining decade.

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The 1.5°C Summit

1.5°C

1.5°C

IPCC scientists have warned that a 1.5 degrees Celsius rise in temperatures is a crucial threshold for avoiding the most dangerous and irreversible effects of climate change. 

To prevent the planet from passing the point of no return, this is  the defining decade.

#The defining decade

What is The 1.5°C Summit?

Welcoming guests from startups, SMEs, corporates, government and NGOs from Hong Kong, Greater Bay Area and abroad, the 1.5°C Summit will focus on actions that need to be taken in order to drastically reduce emissions in the next ten years.

Leading experts, entrepreneurs, investors and stakeholders working towards reducing the impacts of climate change will be sharing their insights on how technology can transform industries and create a more sustainable future.

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#Here's what's in it for you!

Why Should You Join?

Learn about the latest trends and technologies related to sustainability

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Discuss important topics around climate change

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Connect with like-minded people in Hong Kong and abroad

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Be inspired to take actions that matter in this defining decade

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# Make connections | Exchange ideas | Plan for the future

An entirely virtual conference with curated talks and expert panel discussions

schedule

1.5°C

May 28, 2021

Hong Kong Airmeet

Welcome Remarks - Dr. Jimmy Chiang, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong, HKSAR Government

Dr. Jimmy Chiang will welcome the audience and share more about why Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area is a critical place for those interested in green tech and financing.

09:30 - 09:40 AM Virtual

Opening Remarks - Mr. KS Wong, Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR Government

Mr. KS Wong, Secretary for the Environment for the HKSAR Government, will welcome attendees and share the steps that need to be taken in order for Hong Kong to meet its ambitious carbon reduction goals by the end of this decade.

09:40 - 09:50 AM (HKT/GMT+8) Virtual

Keynote Address - China’s 1.5 Degree Transition: What to Expect and What to Do

Dr. Jonathan Woetzel from the McKinsey Global Institute will share how climate change will affect different parts of China, and what the mitigation and adaptation strategies may be. In particular, he will share insights on how technologies, policy initiatives and businesses can work together to tackle these challenges in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area, as well as help us meet the 1.5°C climate target goals.

09:50 - 10:20 AM (HKT/GMT+8) Virtual

Panel Discussion #1 - You Are What You Eat: Understanding How Food Impacts Climate Change

Food production -- and its inevitable byproduct, food waste, are both big drivers of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. In this panel, panelists will share their insights and knowledge on what can be done in a city like Hong Kong to encourage consumers to move towards a plant-based diet and reduce food waste. Panelists would also explore how technology could be further leveraged to tackle this problem and upcoming trends.

10:20 - 11:05 AM (HKT/GMT+8) Virtual

Panel Discussion #2 - Net Zero Future for Cities

Use of energy in buildings for heating, air-conditioning and other activities are a big contributor to greenhouse gases and one of the main drivers to climate change. In this session, panelists will explore various ways/technologies that can enhance building energy efficiency, reduce energy usage and create a low-carbon built environment.

10:20 - 11:05 AM (HKT/GMT+8) Virtual

Keynote Address - The Power of Nature and Innovation: Paving the Way Forward to Address Climate Change

Will McGoldrick, Regional Managing Director of The Nature Conservancy, will discuss the impacts of climate change and its effects to not only our cities, but our natural environment. He will also share how nature-based solutions and new technologies could help decarbonise and ameliorate the impacts of climate change.

11:10 - 11:30 AM Virtual

Panel Discussion #3 - Powering Our Lives: Investing in a Renewable Energy Future

Transitioning to renewable energy and lower carbon sources is key to solving the climate crisis, but is perhaps a lesser known topic to the general public. In this panel, experts will share their insights and knowledge on what is currently being done, and what Hong Kong’s energy future would look like. Panelists would also explore how the latest technology could play a role in this future.

11:30-12:15 PM (HKT/GMT+8) Virtual

Panel Discussion #4 - Creating Clean Industries: Reimagining Industrial Operations

Industrial operations is a major energy user, greenhouse gas emitter and subsequent major driver of climate change. In this panel, experts will share their insights and knowledge of how various industries could improve its energy efficiency and reduce pollution via electrification or other technological improvements.

11:30-12:15 PM (HKT/GMT+8) Virtual

#Event Speakers

Meet our first speakers. We're adding more every week.

speakers

Blair Crichton

Blair Crichton

Co-Founder, KARANA

Guillermo Ginesta

Guillermo Ginesta

Managing Director, Brinc Hong Kong

Dr. Jimmy Chiang

Dr. Jimmy Chiang

Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong, HKSAR Government

Julie Wong

Julie Wong

Assistant General Manager, Sustainability, NWS Holdings

Edwin Keh

Edwin Keh

CEO, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel

Will McGoldrick

Will McGoldrick

Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, The Nature Conservancy

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Organizers

#HONGKONG

Festival Organizers

Organizers

# Organizers of 1.5°C

Event Organizers

Eureka Nova is a leading open innovation platform that empowers technology startups to co-create within the New World Group ecosystem of culture, creativity and innovation through:

  • Accelerator programs such as the Impact Kommons that aim to help startups which support the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) scale their businesses.
  • Open competitions
  • Sandboxes & innovation lab

Benefits for startups:

  • Work with our business units and corporate partners to design innovative technologies that solve real business problems
  • Access to rollout solutions in businesses that span across property development, infrastructure and services, to retail and hospitality in the Greater Bay Area and other regions

For any inquiries, email us at: info@eurekanova.com 

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New World Group’s core business areas include property development, property investment, roads, aviation, and construction and other strategic businesses across the Greater China region, including the Greater Bay Area. The Group’s brand personality is best defined by The Artisanal Movement, a cultural vision, a philosophy for living. 

The New World Sustainability Vision 2030 (SV2030) references relevant UNSDGs and our business priorities to curate a customer experience based on the four pillars: Green, Wellness, Smart, and Caring.

Festival Organizers

Event Organizers

Eureka Nova is a leading open innovation platform that empowers technology startups to co-create within the New World Group ecosystem of culture, creativity and innovation.

© 2021, The 1.5C Summit powered by Eureka Nova

Eureka Nova is a leading open innovation platform that empowers technology startups to co-create within the New World Group ecosystem of culture, creativity and innovation.

© 2021, The 1.5C Summit powered by Eureka Nova