DETAILS:

  • Date : 27 Oct 2018 (Saturday)
  • Time : 9:00 am – 12:45 pm
  • Venue : LT-A (SEE MAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPENING:

  1.   Welcoming remarks by Prof. Wei Shyy, President of HKUST  | VIDEO |
  2.   Speech by Mr. K S Wong, Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR Government  | VIDEO |
  3.   Scene-setting by Prof. Christine LOH, Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment, HKUST  | VIDEO |

 

PANEL 1: Overview of Climate Science & Policies

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This panel will provide the latest international thinking on climate adaptation and resilience including providing an update on the latest climate science China’s climate change policy including Hong Kong as well as implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Moderated by Christine LOH, Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment, HKUST

Panelists :

  1.   Secretary K S WONG, Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR Government
  2.   Director C M SHUN, Hong Kong Observatory, HKSAR Government
  3.   QI Ye, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  4.   Stephanie GLENDINNING, University of Newcastle, England
  5.   Carlos LIMA, University of Brasilia, Brazil
  6.   Ruby LEUNG, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Center for Atmospheric Research, USA

 

PANEL 2: Climate Adaptation of Excessive Water Challenges

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This panel will discuss climate adaptation pertaining to tropical regions where challenges related to excessive water must be managed. Discussion will focus on geotechnical risk assessment in relations to landslides as well as flood risks, sea level rise and oceans‐related issues.

Moderated by Mengqian LU, Assistant Professor, HKUST, Hong Kong

Panelists:

  1.   Edwin LAU, Chief Engineer, Drainage Services Department, HKSAR Government
  2.   Julian KWAN, Chief Geotechnical Engineering Officer, Civil Engineering and Development Department, HKSAR Government
  3.   Ricky WONG, Deputy Head, Civil Engineering Office (Port & Land), Civil Engineering and Development Department, HKSAR Government
  4.   Winston CHOW, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  5.   Vaughan GRIFFITHS, Colorado School of Mines, USA
  6.   Michael DAVIES, University of Sussex, England
  7.   Zhang XUEBIN, CSIRO, Australia

 

PANEL 3: Resilience against Climate Extremes

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This panel will focus on climate resilience issues for society as a whole the specific challenges of delta regions energy‐water‐food nexus, city planning, desire for ‘smart’ connected cities, social justice and roles of government, business and philanthropy.

Moderated by Kira MATUS, Associate Professor, HKUST, Hong Kong

Panelists:

  1.   Deepak SHARMA, Director of the Centre for Energy Policy, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  2.   Andy LIPKIS, Founder and President, TreePeople, USA
  3.   Chris ZEVENBERGEN, IHE Delft, Netherlands
  4.   Daniel KREEGER, Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers, USA
  5.   DAI Minhan, Xiamen University
  6.   Rick TRUSCOTT, Chief Operating Officer, CLP Power, Hong Kong