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Post COP27 Hong Kong Forum
January 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
The global business community articulated an important mindset shift throughout the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“COP27”) in Sharm el-Sheikh of Egypt, from making pledges to deploying concrete action to decarbonise their business.
Co-hosted by Business Environment Council (BEC), Civic Exchange (CEx), and HKUST Institute for the Environment and Division of Environment and Sustainability (HKUST-IENV/ENVR), this event aims to provide a forum for Hong Kong’s COP27 participants to share their observations with the Hong Kong business community and other key stakeholders. Specifically, this forum will focus on the latest development of the ISSB disclosure standard and transition pathway. Both topics have been discussed widely throughout COP27.
- Date: 12 January 2023 (Thursday)
- Time: 9:30a.m. – 12:10p.m. (Registration starts at 9:10a.m.)
- Venue: BEC Auditorium, G/F, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
- Format: In-Person
- Language: English
- Fee: Free of charge but registration is required
|09:30 – 09:35||Opening Remarks
Mr Kevin O’Brien, Chairman, Business Environment Council
|09:35 – 09:45||Presentation 1: COP takeaway – Climate Science
Prof Alexis Lau, Head, Division of Environment and Sustainability, HKUST
|09:45 – 09:55||Presentation 2: COP takeaway – Climate negotiations
Mr Walter van Hattum, First Counsellor / Head of Trade Section, European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao
|09:55 – 10:25||Panel 1: Pressure for decarbonisation shifting to Non-State Actors
Mr Robert Gibson, Fellow, Civic Exchange (Moderator)
|10:25 – 10:40||Q&A|
|10:40 – 11:10||Coffee break|
|11:10 – 11:20||Presentation 3: COP takeaway – Young talent perspective
Ms Karina Chow, Assistant Manager, Civic Exchange
|11:20 – 11:50||Panel 2: Transition plan – How can we deliver the change we need?
Mr Merlin Lao, Head – Policy & Research, Business Environment Council (Moderator)
|11:50 – 12:05||Q&A|
|12:05 – 12:10||Closing Remarks
Ms Susanna Wong, Chair, Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group, Business Environment Council
Click here to register. Successful registrants will receive a confirmation email during the first week of January 2023.