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Post-COP 24 Hong Kong Forum - Implications for Hong Kong's Long-Term Decarbonisation Strategy
Event Date: 21 Jan 2019
Event Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: HKUST Business School Central
Fee: This event is free of charge but registration is needed. Please visit the registration link to reserve your seat(s).
Contact: Ms Rae Leung

Business Environment Council, Civic Exchange and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will be holding a forum to discuss the outcome of COP24 and the implications for Hong Kong’s long-term decarbonisation strategy.


Governments’ actions following COP24:

  • How will implementing the Paris Rulebook affect China and Hong Kong?
  • What will be done to raise ambition on reducing carbon emissions given the IPCC’s 1.5°C report?
  • The Paris Rulebook provides a ‘common playing field’ for ratchetting up NDCs.
  • The 2018 Talanoa dialogues’ objective was to raise ambition for ratchetting up NDCs.
  • The Paris Agreement calls for NDCs to be revised at COP26 in 2020. Key events prior to that are the UN Secretary General’s September 2019 summit in New York and COP25 in Chile.
  • What will be done to raise ambition on reducing carbon emissions given the IPCC’s 1.5°C report?
  • The Silesian Declaration on Just Transition.

Private sector action to decarbonise Hong Kong given the IPCC’s advice that global carbon-neutrality is needed by 2050 to keep global average temperature increase to 1.5°C:

  • How can engineering our city and buildings reduce Hong Kong carbon emissions?
  • How will Hong Kong, as a financial services centre, play a role in the investment needed regionally to create a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy?
  • How can Hong Kong move to zero carbon electricity by 2050?
  • How will the Hong Kong’s Council for Sustainable Development’s public consultation gather views on Hong Kong’s long-term decarbonisation?

SPEAKERS & MODERATORS (by last name in alphatecal order)

  • Dr Bruce Chong, Associate Director, Arup Management Consulting
  • Mr J. Robert Gibson, Fellow of Civic Exchange and Adjunct Professor of HKUST
  • Mr Stewart James, Managing Director, HSBC
  • Prof Lam Chiu-ying, Convenor, Support Group on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy, Council for Sustainable Development
  • Mr Simon Ng, Director – Policy & Research, BEC
  • Ms Vicky Pollard, EU Environment and Climate Counsellor in China
  • Prof Ye Qi, HKUST and Tsinghua University
  • Mr EurIng. Henry K. H. Wang, International Advisor & Author; Member, SOAS Advisory Board London University
  • Dr Agnes Wong, Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR Government

More details about Speakers and Programm e .


Date 21 January 2019 (Monday)
Time 9:00a.m. – 12:30p.m. (Reception will start at 8:30a.m. with coffee / tea)
Venue HKUST Business School Central
Address Rm 1501 - 02, 15/F Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road (view map)

This event is free of charge but registration is needed.
Please visit this link for registration.

For enquiries, please contact Ms Rae Leung, Institute for the Environment, HKUST at

(1) Registrations are subject to final confirmations from the organisers.
(2) Seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
(3) BEC reserves the right not to accept any registration, at its sole discretion and without the need to give explanations.

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