Mr. Lam Chiu Ying

Chairman, Hong Kong Countryside Foundation

Lam Chiu Ying is a meteorologist by profession, naturalist by hobbies and conservationist by practice. He was the director of the Hong Kong Observatory 2003-1009 and is the first Hong Kong person elected an Honorary Fellow of the UK Royal Meteorological Society. He is a veteran bird-watcher and a co-author of Birds of Hong Kong and South China, the “bible” of bird-watchers in the region. He is now Honorary President of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society. His extensive nature-themed travels over several decades have prompted him to appreciate the close relationship among climate, ecology and human societies. He was a founding member and is now chairman of the Hong Kong Countryside Foundation which has been deeply involved in the pioneering project to re-vitalise Lai Chi Wo Village in the past decade. He actively promotes public awareness about climate change and nature conservation and advocates “simple life-style” as a means to avert climate disaster. He is well-known for not switching on the air conditioner and his stance against the attrition of country parks and major reclamation projects. His latest interest is the roadside flora of Hong Kong. for which he maintains an active series “One Flower a Day” on social media.

Sustainability Tips from Mr. Lam Chiu Ying:

  1. No air conditioning at home.
  2. Don't buy anything unless absolutely necessary.

All Sessions by Mr. Lam Chiu Ying

10:20 am - 11:05 am
Opening Ceremony

Hong Kong's Journey Towards Climate Resilience

Year by year, we are witnessing increasingly severe climate reactions. July 2023 marked the hottest July on Earth in the last 120,000 years. In Hong Kong, we are also experiencing more frequent extreme weather events. In this session, we will explore the efforts and initiatives taken by Hong Kong to achieve climate resilience and address environmental challenges. Our experts will share their insights on the strategies, policies, and actions taken to promote sustainable development in Hong Kong. From green practices to carbon neutrality goals, we will delve into the city's roadmap to a greener and more sustainable future.