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- Fireside Chat #1 -

Transitioning to Carbon Neutrality:

A Climate Resilient City

June 2 10:20-11:00

Key Takeaway

This fireside chat aims to provide participants with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities cities face in becoming climate-resilient while transitioning to carbon neutrality. By using Hong Kong as a case study and exploring its 2050+ Climate Action Plan, attendees will gain valuable insights into the key components of a successful transition, the unique challenges faced by cities in Southeast Asia, and the importance of setting realistic targets and milestones. The interactive nature of the fireside chat will encourage participants to actively engage with the speakers, fostering a dynamic exchange of ideas and innovative solutions for building climate-resilient cities.

Speakers
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Mr. WONG Kam-sing, GBS, JP

Former Secretary for the Environment (2012-22)

HKSAR Government


KS is currently Chairman of Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation, Distinguished Department of Architecture Fellow at The University of Hong Kong, and Honorary Professor at Hong Kong Chu Hai College.  He graduated from The University of Hong Kong, and further conducted postgraduate study on sustainable built environment at UBC, Canada. Since the 1990s, he has become a registered architect and developed expertise on sustainable architecture and research. He also volunteered in community service as the Founder Chairman of the Environment and Sustainable Development Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Chairman of the Professional Green Building Council, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Green Building Council, etc. Between 2012 and 2022, he was appointed as the Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong SAR Government. During his 10-year tenure as the Secretary for the Environment, he launched a number of sustainability policy blueprints on climate actions, energy saving, clean air, popularisation of electric vehicles, waste reduction and recycling, and biodiversity, leading Hong Kong towards carbon neutrality.

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Mr. Albert Oung

Founding President

World Green Organisation

Albert Oung, affectionately known as Mr. Green, is a visionary leader and dedicated environmentalist whose life's purpose revolves around making a profound and positive impact on the world. Born in Myanmar and raised in the vibrant city of Hong Kong, Mr. Oung has become an influential yet humble figure in the fields of the green economy, sustainable development, and social progress. His mission is to foster global harmony, respect, and prosperity through the principles of love, peace and compassion.

 

Driven by an unwavering passion to promote sustainable business practices and foster international collaboration, Mr. Oung founded and chairs several influential organizations that have left an indelible mark on the world. He is the Founder and President of the World Green Organization and Green Institute, as well as the Co-Chairman of the ASEAN Economic Club. Through these dynamic platforms, Mr. Oung has facilitated meaningful collaboration with special focus in the Asia-Pacific and European regions, involving businesses, governments, and civil societies.  His multilateral commitment to serving the world in multifaceted ways as a global citizen has garnered immense respect and admiration.

 

Through his green leadership, faithful commitment to sustainability, and tireless dedication to positive change, Mr. Albert Oung has emerged as an inspirational figure and a driving force in the global green movement to combat climate change and green transformation.  His exceptional contributions have significantly influenced the way businesses and societies approach environmental challenges, paving the way for a more sustainable, prosperous, and harmonious future for all.

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