TEDxCivicExchange Gov. Track - Reimagining a More Liveable Hong Kong

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Government Track of TEDxCivic Exchange, a series of virtual gatherings to introduce HK to workable climate solutions 主要以廣東話進行

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TEDxCivic Exchange will introduce Hong Kong to community leaders working toward workable climate solutions for our city via a series of virtual gatherings that include presentations, panel discussions, and case studies.

At its core, TEDxCEx will be a platform for policymakers, businesses, and civil society to collectively launch Hong Kong’s pathway to climate transition.

Our theme is "Our Time is Now for Climate Action". Our COUNTDOWN to a better future starts now.​

Our Mission Statement - #OurTimeIsNow

The IPCC has urged we not exceed 1.5°C of warming above pre-industrial levels globally. As of 2019, we are at 1.1 degrees. We need a green and just transition for our society, and we need it now. ​Therefore, we need a collective vision for a green recovery and ambitious action to achieve this in HK and beyond. ​

Government Track - Reimagining a More Liveable Hong Kong (Bilingual)

28 October 2020 (Wednesday) 6:00-7:30 PM

An online viewing of keynote presentations, followed by interactions.

In Reimaging a More Liveable Hong Kong, we will hear from current and former government officials as they discuss the strides that the Hong Kong government has taken to improve urban planning and to prioritize citizens' health and wellbeing, along with areas for improvement; specifically, in areas of HK’s potentials for sustainable food market, forecasting climate change impacts in HK, mitigating natural disasters, and COVID-19 lessons for a green recovery.

政府主導的氣候措施: 重塑一個更宜居的香港 (中英雙語)




Confirmed speakers

1. Professor Christine LOH Institute for the Environment, HKUST

  • Food Waste : Food waste is an enormous problem in the world, including in Hong Kong. This is one environmental issue where individuals and organisations have direct control over and they could significantly reduce food loss and food waste. The presentation suggests how Hong Kong, Macao and Guangdong can work together to rethink and rebrand their famous food culture into a healthy and wise one that takes food waste reduction into account.
  • Presentation in English

2. Mr. Davy LAU Hong Kong's Environmental Protection Department (EPD) 劉知毅先生 環境保護署代表(廣東話演講)

Strategies on Waste Management of Hong Kong

  • Current position and challenges
  • Progress and latest development of waste management measures

循環經濟 - 香港的廢物管理策略

  • 當前情況及挑戰
  • 廢物管理措施的進展及最新發展動向

3. Mr. Sai Ming LEE Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) 李細明先生 天文台代表(廣東話演講)

  • Local and global climate trends: Mr Lee will present the global picture of climate change, observed local climate trends and future climate projections for Hong Kong. He will also explain why there is an urgent need to step up international efforts to combat climate change. (The presentation will be in Cantonese only)
  • 李細明會講解全球氣候變化的宏觀情況,亦會介紹本地所觀測到的氣候趨勢以及香港的未來氣候推算,他同時會講解為何世界各國應對氣候變化的努力必須快速提升

4. Ms. Sueann LEE Drainage System Planning, Drainage Services Deparment (DSD) 李尚殷女士 渠務署代表(廣東話演講)

Drainage Rethink for Hong Kong

  • Climate change and flood risk 
  • DSD's drainage rethink 
  • Open Space as a valuable infrastructure when building a resilient city 
  • Engagement strategy in ensuring effective communication between gov and the public as well as green groups/NGO & academics


  • 氣候變化和洪水風險
  • 渠務署的排水系統
  • 開放空間作為建設有韌性城市的寶貴基礎設施
  • 確保政府和公眾以及綠色團體/非政府組織和學術界之間有效溝通戰略

Please register via Eventbrite for a ticket to participate in the Q&A via Zoom. We will be livestreaming the event on Facebook as well, but all interactions (e.g. polls, Q&A) will only be conducted in Zoom.

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