1.5 ºC Summit

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Leading experts, entrepreneurs and stakeholders from Hong Kong and abroad to discuss actions to reduce emissions in the next 10 years

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The 1.5°C Summit will feature leading experts, entrepreneurs, investors and stakeholders from Hong Kong and abroad discussing the actions that need to be taken in order to drastically reduce emissions in the next ten years.

IPCC scientists have warned that a 1.5 degrees Celsius rise in temperatures is a crucial threshold for avoiding the most dangerous and irreversible effects of climate change.

To prevent the planet from passing the point of no return, this is the defining decade.

The 1.5°C Summit will feature curated talks and expert panels on how various industry and startup players are contributing towards the fight against climate change. We will cover a wide variety of industries such as energy, building construction and management, food systems and alternative protein, fashion, and more, showcasing how technology can play a part in creating genuine change.

Join us for this unique opportunity to meet like-minded people to discuss the challenges and opportunities related to meeting sustainability goals in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area and abroad!

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Agenda (HKT/GMT+8)

09:30-09:40 a.m. 1.5C Summit Intro by Ben Wong, Head of Open Innovation, Eureka Nova

09:35-09:40 a.m. Welcome Remarks by Jimmy Chiang, Associate Director General of InvestHK

09:40-09:50 a.m. Opening Remarks by Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment

09:50-10:20 a.m. Keynote #1: "China’s 1.5 degree transition: what to expect and what to do” by Jonathan Woetzel, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, and Director, McKinsey Global Institute


10:20-11:05 am Panel Discussion #1& 2

Panel #1: You Are What You Eat: Understanding How Food Impacts Climate Change

  • Moderator: Guillermo Ginesta, Managing Director, Brinc Hong Kong
  • Panelist: Diego Dultzin Lacoste, Co-founder, OnTheList & Phenix
  • Panelist: Carrie Chan, Co-founder and CEO, Avant Meats
  • Panelist: Blair Crichton, Co-Founder, KARANA

Panel #2: Net Zero Future for Cities

  • Moderator: Ellie Tang, Head of Sustainability, New World Development
  • Panelist: Mr. Vincent Petit, Senior Vice President, Senior Vice President, Global Strategy Prospective and External Affairs, Schneider Electric
  • Panelist: Brandon Ng, CEO, Ampd Energy
  • Panelist: Entela Benz-Saliasi, CEO, IntenseL


11:05-11:10 a.m. Break

11:10-11:30 a.m. Keynote #2 by William McGoldrick, Regional Managing Director, The Nature Conservancy


11:30-12:15pm Panel Discussion #3 & 4

Panel #3: Powering Our Lives: Investing in a Renewable Energy Future

  • Moderator: Dr Vincent Cheng, Fellow and East Asia Director of Sustainability, Arup
  • Panelist: Bradley Way, Director, Corporate Energy Services, CLP Innovation
  • Panelist: Yulanda Chung, Head of Sustainability, DBS (SG)
  • Panelist: Prof. Davis Bookhart, Senior Manager and Head, HKUST Sustainability Unit

Panel #4: Creating Clean Industries: Reimagining Industrial Operations

  • Moderator: Julie Wong, Assistant General Manager - Sustainability, NWS Holdings
  • Panelist: Pat Woo, Partner, KPMG China and Global Co-Chair, Sustainable Finance, KPMG IMPACT
  • Panelist: Edwin Keh, CEO, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel
  • Panelist: Olivier Klein, Chief Technologist, Asia-Pacific & Japan, Amazon Web Services


12:15-01:00pm Roundtable discussion and networking


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Eureka Nova

Eureka Nova is a leading open innovation platform that empowers technology startups to co-create within the New World Group ecosystem of culture, creativity and innovation.

  • Accelerator programs
  • Open competitions
  • Sandboxes and innovation lab


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