Climate Change – Our Response
Through the integrated effort of various government departments and collaborating organisations,Science in the Public Service (SIPS) has been promoting the application of science and technology in the provision of public services since 2006. While SIPS celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, it will for the first time organise a roving exhibition with the theme of climate change to show how we could work together to build a low-carbon and sustainable society in three main aspects namely mitigation, adaptation and resilience. The scope of the exhibition covers energy and living, transportation and logistics, food and water resources, safety and health, as well as environment and sustainable development.
As part of the "France Hong Kong Month of the Environment", the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau has decided, in cooperation with the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO), to display the exhibition "Climate Change - Our response" during the opening ceremony in Cyberport on the 24/25th of September 2016. Alongside many other activities, this exhibition will highlight how Hong Kong is planning to face climate change.
Date: From the 25 September 2016 to the 09 October 2016
Venue: Launch on the 25 September 2016 at the Opening Ceremony in Cyberport at Ocean View Court, The Arcade
Venue: Exhibition Gallery, L3, Core C, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
« Science in Public Service » is a joint campaign by some 50 government bureaux / departments and collaborating organisations to promote related scientific work and application of science and technology in the provision of public services. It enters its 10th Anniversary this year. At the same tome, the world achieved a breakthrough in combating climate change, whit countries signing the Paris Agreement, agreeing to expedite the reduction of greenhouse emissions and hold the increase of global average temperature within 2°C in order to reduce the impacts of climate change to the Earth and mankind.
The global concentration of carbon dioxide now is the highest in the past 800,000 years. Extreme weather events have become more frequent around the world, and the threats posed by climate change are imminent. We must stet up efforts at different levels to combat climate change in order to achieve the goal of the Paris Agreement. The Government of the HKSAR has established the Steering Committee on Climate Change to formulate long-term climate strategies to meet the carbon intensity reduction target. The Steering Committee is under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary for Administration, responsible for steering and coordinating the government’s climate actions in respect of mitigation, adaptation and resilience.
Through the « Climate Change – Our Response » Exhibition we hope to promote to the public the message of combating climate change, urging all sectors of the society and everyone to be proactive. The exhibition will demonstrate the work of « Science in the Public Service » campaign partners in relevant areas, as well as responses and support from the community and the public. Let’s join hands to arm ourselves in climate change and act now to strive for a low carbon and sustainable society.
Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, on the behalf of the SIPS campagn partners.