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Technical Seminar: Public Engagement (PE) for Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy

Date, time & venue

2019-08-16;18:30-20:30;Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room – 9/F

Organized by EVD

Programme Highlights:

The adoption of Paris Agreement was a remarkable step forward for international cooperation in climate actions. All signatories are committed to limiting the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, while pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees in order to stave off the more drastic effects of global climate change. As part of China, Hong Kong is obliged to draw up its own long-term decarbonisation strategy up to 2050 by 2020. In this regard, the Council for Sustainable Development (SDC) has accepted the Government’s invitation to roll out a territory-wide public engagement (PE) exercise for gauging the views of the public and stakeholders in formulating a long-term decarbonisation strategy for Hong Kong, and mobilising stronger climate actions across different sectors of society.

This briefing session aims to engage the various sectors to leverage their expertise and ideas on possible actions related to reducing carbon emissions that suit the development progress of Hong Kong. Some key discussion topics that set out in the PE document include: the transition towards low-carbon lifestyles, intensifying efforts in enhancing the energy efficiency of buildings, using more zero carbon fuel sources for electricity generation, and the development of low carbon transport.

The Public Engagement Document can be downloaded from the Council's dedicated website ( at


Powerpoint in English and Presentation in Cantonese


Mr. Lam Chiu Ying - Convenor, Support Group on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy, Council for Sustainable Development

Mr Lam Chiu-ying is a Chartered Meteorologist and a fellow of Royal Meteorological Society. He retired as Director of the Hong Kong Observatory and Chairman of the Hong Kong Meteorological Society. He graduated from the Department of Physics at the University of Hong Kong. Afterwards, he studied meteorology at the Imperial College, London. He was the Vice President of the Asian arm of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) from 2003 to 2008, and has also been invited by the WMO to lead various expert and consultant missions. As a well respected meteorologist, Mr Lam lectures widely on the subject of climate change, with an aim to raise public awareness about environmental protection.


Mr Darwin LEUNG - Assistant Project Manager, Policy for Sustainability Lab, Centre for Civil Society and Governance, The University of Hong Kong

Mr. Leung was trained as an urban planner and he has engaged in various research on urban renewal, sustainability reporting and resource efficient cities. He has also participated in a number of consultancy projects for international organisations, such as the UNEP and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED); several work departments of the HKSAR Government such as Highways Department and Civil Engineering and Development Department. These projects have spanned across a wide range of topics, including climate change and building energy efficiency, harbour reclamation and waterfront planning, regional transportation planning, and green economy policies, practices and initiatives.

Registration & Enquiries

The seminar is free of charge with maximum of participants of 80.  For registration, please complete the online enrollment form in Environmental Division website (  Successful applicants will be notified before the event.  For enquiries, please contact Mr. Benjamin Lam at .  Attendance certificate will be awarded after seminar.





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