Post Date: 8 February 2017

Paris and Marrakesh: Where is the action on climate change going?

The Conference of the Parties (COP) of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reached the Paris Agreement on greenhouse gas emission mitigation, adaptation and finance in December 2015. This agreement was rapidly ratified and came into effect on 4th November. On 7-18 November, the COP met in Marrakesh, Morocco to work on its implementation.

Civic Exchange, Business Environment Council (BEC) and the Division of Environment, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology co-organized a seminar to discuss progress action on climate change. 


Date: 13 December 2016

Time: 9.00  - 12.00

Venue: HK Club Building


Speakers included:

  • Ms. Esther Blythe, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Consulate-General Hong Kong
  • Mr. Eric Chong, President and CEO of Siemens Hong Kong
  • Mr. Jonathan Drew, Managing Director in the Infrastructure and Real Estate Group at HSBC
  • Mr. Raymond Fong, General Manager of the Environmental Management Division of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC)
  • Mr. Robert Gibson, Adjunct Professor at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and Fellow of Civic Exchange
  • Dr. Jeanne Ng, Director of Group Sustainability at CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd.
  • Ms. Hannah Routh, Director of PwC's risk assurance practice
  • Ms. Maya de Souza, Head of Business Environment Council’s Policy Research Team
  • Dr. Mark Watson, Head of Sustainable Development at John Swire & Sons (HK)


Date : 13 Dec 2016 (Tuesday)
Time : 9:00 a.m - 12:00 noon
Venue : 15th Floor Hong Kong Club Building; Central


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