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April 2018

Connecting Finance and Natural Capital

23rd April 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 213 Queen's Road East
Wan Chai,
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"Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol" provides financial institutions with standardized guidance on how to incorporate environmental risks and opportunities into lending, investment and insurance decision-making. The guidance was developed through pre-competitive collaboration across the financial sector, and offers flexible guidance for integrating natural capital across assets and portfolios. Join us in Hong Kong for unique first access to the final guidance; the chance to hear practical case studies from other leading financial institutions around…

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From Coral Reefs to Carbon Markets: A Writer’s Adventure

25th April 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong 2 Lower Albert Road Central, Hong Kong

Civic Exchange Visiting Fellow Paula DiPerna will speak about how her work as a writer and film producer led her around the world, not only to various unique adventures and experiences, but also to her current interest in environmental finance. This is paid event is open only to FCC members and their guests.

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City Nature Challenge

27th April 2018 - 30th April 2018

Hong Kong will join more than 60 other cities to compete in the City Nature Challenge. The event calls for citizen scientists to submit photos of plants, animals and fungi using the iNaturalist app. Civic Exchange is a supporting organisation of the City Nature Challenge, a US-based initiative which is going international for the first time this year.

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May 2018

The Future of the Paris Agreement

14th May 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
HKUST Business School Central, 15/F, Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The 2015 Paris Agreement was hailed as the “world’s biggest diplomatic success”. However, it is very much still a work in progress, and the question of whether it will ultimately prove successful in preventing dangerous climate change remains uncertain. This event with HKUST’s Institute for the Environment and Civic Exchange will act as a preview to the upcoming COP24 conference in December 2018 in Katowice, Poland. The speaker will be Professor Daniel Bodansky of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of…

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June 2018

Actions for Active Ageing – Urban Design for All

22nd June 2018 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

The Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design presents the HKIUD Conference 2018, when we will explore the physical and social issues of how our cities can be more inclusive, and why better urban design is essential in reinforcing the cultural ties in our communities, especially with an ageing population. Civic Exchange is a supporting organisation for this event.

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September 2018

The Fair Winds Charter Seminar

19th September 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
GLG, 9th Floor, St. George’s Building, 2 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong

An eminent panel of speakers discussed the landmark achievement of the Fair Winds Charter, a 10-year effort that led to ship-emission reduction and cleaner air in Hong Kong.

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October 2018

The Jockey Club Civic Exchange “Reconnecting Open Space” Programme: “Space Talk, Space Walk” Public Forum

26th October 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Graduate House WGW Theatre, The University of Hong Kong
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
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The Forum Explored Three Major Themes: Hong Kong people’s views on the quality of open space in the city The importance of open space to people's wellbeing People’s favourite open space examples and what makes them attractive Download the forum brochure here Forum Agenda Opening Remarks Ms Winnie CheungChief Executive, Civic Exchange Video Mr Raymond LeeDirector, Planning Department, HKSAR Government Video Ms Donna TangExecutive Manager, Charities (Grant Making — Sports and Environment), The Hong Kong Jockey Club Keynote Presentation Ms…

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January 2019

Post-COP24 Hong Kong Forum: Implications for Hong Kong’s Long-Term Decarbonization Strategy

21st January 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
HKUST Business School Central, 15/F, Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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At the forum, we will discuss the governments’ actions following United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (also known as COP24) and the private sector's action to decarbonize Hong Kong, given the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s advice that global carbon-neutrality is needed by 2050 to keep global average temperature increase to 1.5 °C.

The forum is co-hosted by Civic Exchange, HKUST Institute for the Environment, HKUST Business School, and Business Environment Council.

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June 2020

Report Launch: “Towards a Better Hong Kong: Pathways to Net Zero Carbon Emission by 2050”

29th June 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Civic Exchange joins hands again with World Resource Institute in a study to inform Hong Kong’s pathway towards a low-carbon economy. On 29th June 2020, a HK2050 is Now’s public policy report will be released to highlight the urgency as well as opportunities for Hong Kong to strengthen policy actions. The report lays out a comprehensive roadmap for Hong Kong to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 90% and outlines the associated challenges, opportunities, and recommendations for the government. The report paves the…

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December 2020

HK2050 is Now Green Building Reports Launch Webinar

8th December 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

You are cordially invited to the HK2050 is Now Green Building Reports Launch Webinar on 8 December 2020 (Tuesday) from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm (GMT+8). The webinar will be broadcasted on Youtube and Facebook. Click here for Youtube Broadcasting Click here for Facebook Link Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s latest Policy Address places strong focus on meeting Hong Kong’s 10-year public housing supply and achieving carbon neutrality before 2050. This is expected to create huge opportunities for Hong Kong’s green buildings and…

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