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The Fourth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC2017@HK)

Date, time & venue

2017-04-21;21-22 April 2017,;Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 17 Science Museum Rd, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

EVD is a supporting organisation

The International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC2017@HK) will provide a platform for progressive collaboration on tackling the global threats of climate change, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. The two-day conference includes 18 expert-led presentations and four panel discussions.

The Conference will encourage participation from key stakeholders, government officials, and public and private sector professionals to unite for the worldwide drive to solve the climate change crisis. With an expected attendance of more than 250 professionals and dignitaries, the ICCC2017@HK will set the stage for one of the largest and most comprehensive climate change conferences in Asia.

Enjoy an Early Bird Discount!

Please fill out the online registration form on or before the 20th of March 2017 to enjoy the Early Bird Discount.


Conference Details:

Date:       21 – 22 April 2017

Time:       9am – 5pm

Venue:    Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 17 Science Museum Rd, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China



Conference Day 1: 21st April 2017


Programme / Topic


8:30am - 9:00am



9:00am - 9:10am

Welcome Speech

Ir. Prof. Johnny Chan, Chairman, ICCC2017 Organizing Committee

Morning Session: Policies, Actions and Latest Science Post-Paris

9:10am - 9:30am

Speech by Guest of Honour: Latest Hong Kong actions to tackle climate change

Mr Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment,

HKSAR Government

9:30am - 10:00am

1st Keynote speech: Latest China policy and actions to tackle climate change

Professor Ding Yihui, National Climate Center, China,

Meteorological Administration

10:00am - 10:30am

2nd Keynote speech: International perspectives: Overview of progress since the Paris Agreement

To be announced soon

10:30am - 11:00am

Coffee Break

11:00am - 11:30am

Latest scientific understanding on climate change

To be announced soon

11:30am - 12:00nn

Climate Change Impact on Hong Kong - a Scientific Perspective

Mr. Shun Chi-ming, JP, FRMetS, Director of Hong Kong Observatory,

HKSAR Government

12:00nn - 12:30pm

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Ir. Dr. Otto Poon Lok-to, BBS, OBE, Chartered Engineer and Founder, ATAL Engineering Limited

12:30pm - 2:00pm


Afternoon Session: Actions in Emission Reduction

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Life-cycle optimization of building energy systems for improving energy efficiency of today’s buildings and future buildings

Prof. Wang Shengwei, Chair Professor of Building Services Engineering,

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2:30pm - 2:50pm

Hong Kong's key strategies in promoting energy efficiency and conservation

Mr. Lai Hon-chung, Harry , Assistant Director/ Electricity & Energy Efficiency, Electrical & Mechanical Services Department, HKSAR Government

2:50pm - 3:20pm

Coffee Break

3:20pm - 3:40pm

Extent of renewables to replace fossil fuels - Case Study

To be announced soon

3:40pm - 4:00pm

Food waste to energy: A sustainable solution?

Ir. Dr. Barry Chi-Hong Lee, Director, Environmental Engineering Operation,

ATAL Engineering Limited

4:00pm - 4:20pm

Waste to energy – distributed generation from food waste

Ir. Dr. Anthony Ma, Principal Consultant (Environmental Management),

Hong Kong Productivity Council

4:20pm - 4:50pm

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Prof. Kin-chung Ho, Dean, School of Science and Technology,

The Open University of Hong Kong

End of Day 1 Program


Conference Day 2: 22nd April 2017


Programme / Topic


8:30am - 9:00am



Actions on Adaptation and Resilience

Session 1: International and regional perspectives

9:00am - 9:30am

Overview of IPCC perspective on the impacts of climate change

Prof. Mark Howden, Vice-Chair of Working Group 2 of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

9:30am - 10:00am

Actions on adaptation and resilience in a densely-populated city – Singapore

Dr. Melissa Low, Research Fellow, Energy Research Institute,

National University of Singapore

10:00am - 10:30am

Coffee Break

Session 2: Government sector actions

10:30am - 10:50am

Mitigating and Adapting to Flood Risk in Hong Kong - Challenges from Climate Change

Ir. Kan Yim-fai, Fedrick, Assistant Director / Operations and Maintenance,

Drainage Services Department, HKSAR Government

10:50am - 11:10am

Adaptation and resilience measures on slope safety in Hong Kong

Ir. Prof. Philip WK Chung, Deputy Head of Geotechnical Engineering Office (Planning and Standards), Civil Engineering and Development Department,

HKSAR Government

Session 3: Public / private sector actions

11:10am - 11:30am

Future Proofing the Grid!

Mr. Rick Truscott, Senior Director – Power Systems, CLP Power Hong Kong

11:30am - 11:50am

Climate change and health

Prof. Emily Chan Ying-yang, Assistant Dean (Development), Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

11:50am - 12:20pm

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Ir. Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, Chair Professor of Structural Engineering & Director, Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development,

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

12:20pm - 2:00pm


Session 4: Commercial sector actions

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Green Finance

To be announced soon

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Integrated Solution on Adaptation

Mr. Loh Chih Kang, Director (Coastal Environment), Coastal Engineering Department, Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd

3:00pm - 3:20pm

Coffee Break

3:20pm - 3:40pm

How does the insurance industry deal with risks associated with climate change?

Mr. Robert Fortune, Senior Vice President, Guy Carpenter Analytics, Sydney

3:40pm - 4:10pm

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Jeanne Ng, Director, Group Sustainability

CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd

4:10pm - 4:20pm

Closing Speech


End of Day 2 Program


Technical Site Visit: 20 Apr 2017 (Thursday)

*Only for registered participants on first-come-first-served basis.

Itinerary 1 Happy Valley Stormwater Storage Scheme (HVUSSS) & Siu Ho Wan Sewage Treatment Works (SHWSTW) Project Sites (Details)

Itinerary 2 Black Point Power Station (BPPS) Plant & T · PARK (Sludge Treatment Facility) (Details)


For more information, please visit ICCC2017HK website:






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