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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.

Prof. WONG Kam Sing

Chairman, Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation

KS Wong is an architect, and currently Distinguished Department of Architecture Fellow at The University of Hong Kong, Honorary Professor at Hong Kong Chu Hai College, and Chairman of Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation. He graduated from The University of Hong Kong, and further conducted postgraduate study on sustainable built environment at UBC, Canada. Since the 1990s, he has become a registered architect and developed expertise on sustainable architecture and research. He also volunteered in community service as the Founder Chairman of the Environment and Sustainable Development Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Chairman of the Professional Green Building Council, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Green Building Council, etc. Between 2012 and 2022, he was appointed as the Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong SAR Government. During his 10-year tenure as the Secretary for the Environment, he launched a number of sustainability policy blueprints on climate actions, energy saving, clean air, popularisation of electric vehicles, waste reduction and recycling, and biodiversity, leading Hong Kong towards carbon neutrality.

All Sessions by Prof. WONG Kam Sing

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.

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