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- Keynote Speech #1 -

A Progress Check: The Current State of Climate Change

June 1 10:40-11:00

Key Takeaway

With Prof. Shauhrat S. Chopra expertise in sustainability and resilience of the built environment, he will provide the latest updates on climate change, covering topics such as global temperature trends, emission trajectories, tipping points, and the escalating demand for energy and resources. He will also share Hong Kong-specific climate risks and opportunities.

Speaker
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Prof. Shauhrat S. Chopra

Assistant Professor, 

School of Energy and Environment

City University of Hong Kong

Prof. Shauhrat S. Chopra obtained his Integrated Masters of Science in Systems Biology from the University of Hyderabad, India in 2011. He received his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, in 2015. His doctoral dissertation was focused on resilience of complex systems including economic systems, industrial symbiosis, and critical infrastructure systems at urban and national levels. Before joining the School of Energy and Environment, Shauhrat worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, on the U.S. EPA funded LCnano project focused on sustainable design of future transformative nano-enabled products. His data-driven research is focused on designing indicators for sustainability and resilience of the built environment in support of environmental decision-making.

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