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Dialogue with the Government:

Nurturing Green Talents

to facilitate three-way discussion between government, university and youth on Green Jobs in Hong Kong

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Key Takeaways

•  What is the government’s position in supporting the development and nurturing of local green talents?
• There has been a growing scope of environmental management and sustainability, the changing needs of the industries, and the aspiration of students. How have those impacted the strategic direction of universities?
• What are students' expectations on green job after graduation? What can be done differently or extra by the government or universities to better prepare and equip graduates for the green jobs market?

More About our Speakers

Mr. Simon Ng
Chief Executive Officer, Business Environment Council

Mr Simon Ng is Chief Executive Officer of Business Environment Council. He works closely with BEC Board of Directors in setting and implementing organisation goals and strategies conducive to supporting BEC members and the wider business community in the transition towards net-zero economy and a sustainable Hong Kong. Mr Ng runs BEC’s daily operations, leads BEC’s policy contributions, and ensures BEC’s continuing relevance in bringing and creating value to its stakeholders and the community at large. He is also the Vice-Chair of BEC’s three Advisory Groups.
Mr Ng has over 25 years of experience in academic and policy research, project management and stakeholder engagement. In particular, Mr Ng is known for his ground-breaking work on ship emissions inventory and evidence-based control policy in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta, and his instrumental role in the Fair Winds Charter – a voluntary business initiative to reduce ship emissions. Before taking the CEO position, Mr Ng was BEC’s Director of Policy & Research for 3 years. Prior to joining BEC, he was Chief Research Officer of a Hong Kong based think tank, and held teaching and research positions in several local universities. Currently, Mr Ng is a Member of the Advisory Council on the Environment of the Hong Kong SAR Government. Internationally, Mr Ng is an Expert Member of the UNCRD Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia since 2006.

Dr. Samuel Chui
Acting Director of Environmental Protection

Dr. Samuel HK Chui graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Hong Kong.  He is a Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.  He has over 30 years of experience in the field of environmental engineering, and has been responsible for a number of tasks including sewerage infrastructure planning, enforcing environmental legislations, cleaning up the Shing Mun River, the Harbour Area Sewage Treatment Scheme, O-PARK1, O-PARK2, I-PARK1, and the Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment Process.  Dr. Chui is an expert in wastewater treatment and has published about 30 international journal papers with over 1,400 citations, received 5 international awards, and won the Best Ph.D Thesis Award of the University of Hong Kong.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, he used his expertise to launch a territory-wide sewage surveillance program that successfully identified over 26,000 COVID cases and broke the chain of transmission.  Dr. Chui had also been teaching "Wastewater Treatment and Reuse", a Master of Science course at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for 20 years.  Dr. Chui is now the Director of Environmental Protection Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government. 

Prof. Alexis Lau
Head and Chair Professor, Division of Environment and Sustainability, HKUST

To be added

Mr. Mark Cheung
Co-founder, the Network of Environmental Students' Society

To be added

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