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The HKIE Environmental Division Annual Seminar on "Green Transport for Low Carbon City"
 


Date, time & venue

2011-04-07;9:00am - 5:30pm;Theatre II, HKCEC

Programme Highlights

To combat climate change, the HKSAR Government proposed to adopt a voluntary carbon intensity reduction target of 50% to 60% by 2020 as compared with 2005 level through implementation of a package of mitigation measures.  In 2008, the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from the transport sector accounted for 18% of total in Hong Kong, which is the 2nd largest GHG emission sector.  Adopting green transportation measures, such as cleaner and alternative fuels, emission reduction device, fuel reducing solutions, etc., will certainly help in reduction of GHG emissions.  This Seminar provides a platform for practising engineers and technologists, policy makers, academics, industry managers and related professionals to exchange their views on technical knowhow and effective means to achieve a sustainable community through adoption of green transportation measures.

 

Guests of Honour

Mr Edward Yau, JP, Secretary for the Environment

Ir Dr the Honourable Raymond HO Chung-tai, SBS, MBE, SBStJ, JP, Member (Engineering Functional Constituency), Legislative Council, HKSAR

 

Fee

Early-bird registration (before 7 Mar 11): HKIE-member: HK$500; Non-HKIE-member: HK$650;

Full registration: HKIE-member: HK$600; Non-HKIE-member: HK$800;

HKIE-graduate-member: HK$300.

Proceedings and coffee breaks are included.  

 

Registration & Enquiries

For registration, please complete the attached registration form and return it together with appropriate payment to the Seminar Secretariat.  For enquiries, please contact us at 2796 1638 or info@crpd-hk.com.





Report

The HKIE Environmental Division Annual Seminar Green Transport for Low Carbon City

By Ir Kenny Wong, Chairman of Organizing Committee

The Annual Seminar organized by the Environmental Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers was successfully held on 7 April 2011 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.  The title of this year’s seminar is “Green Transport for Low Carbon City”.

The HKSAR Government proposed to achieve a carbon intensity reduction target of 50% to 60% by 2020 as compared with 2005 level through implementation of a package of mitigation measures.  The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from the transport sector accounted for 18% of total in Hong Kong, which is the 2nd largest GHG emission sector.  Adopting green transportation measures, such as cleaner and alternative fueled vehicles, emission reduction device, fuel reducing solutions, etc., will certainly help to reduce GHG emissions. This Seminar provided a platform for speakers and delegates to exchange their views on technical knowhow and effective means to achieve a sustainable community through adoption of green transportation measures.  The Seminar had well received by over 250 delegates, including government officials, engineers, contractors, consultants, and practitioners from green groups

Following the Welcoming Remarks by myself being the Organizing Chairman of this seminar, the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Edward Yau, delivered his enlightening Opening Address on his policy objective and initiatives towards green transport.  Then Ir Dr the Hon Raymond Ho, Member of the Legislative Council, presented his visionary Keynote Address.  Totally there were 13 distinguished speakers from local and overseas to share their knowledge, views and experience on achieving green transport.  At the end of each presentation session, a lot of inspiring discussions were made to exchange views.  We believe delegates have got useful information on low carbon transportation means after this seminar.

Finally, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all sponsors for their generous support, all supporting organization to spread the message of this Annual Seminar around their members and peers, the speakers for their excellent presentations, the session chairs and members of the Organizing Committee for their dedication and contribution.


Photo 1: Group photo among speakers and organizing committee members


Photo 2: The Secretary for the Environment, Mr Edward Yau, was deliver  


 
 

 

 
 
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