Debriefing of COP21 at CUHK (21.01.2016) [fr]
On the 21st of January 2016, a month after the conclusion of the Paris climate conference (COP21) - held in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2016 - the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will host a COP21 report co-presented with the Consulate general of France in Hong Kong & Macau.
During this event, 3 renowned speakers – Mr. Eric Berti, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, Mrs. Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment in Hong Kong, and Mr. Albert Lai, CEO of Carbon Care Asia, will present the main results of the past COP21 and open the dialogue with the audience.
A crucial climate change summit - known as COP21 – has been held in Paris from November 30, to December 11, 2016. It aimed at striking a new deal on global warming. The talks had led to an agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions and prevent the planet from catastrophic overheating. More than 150 heads of state and government attended the start of the talks - the result of five years of intense negotiation aimed at healing profound differences between developed and developing countries in addressing the threat of global warming.
Scientists estimate that a warming above 2 ° C will lead to catastrophic and irreversible climate changes associated with extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, heat waves, fierce storms and sea level rise.The Paris agreement on global warming poses the bases of the actions to the increase in global temperature of the planet does not exceed 2 ° C, and even 1.5 ° C if possible. It is estimated that in the absence of a concrete global action temperature would increase by more than 5°C compared to pre-industrial levels.
THIS EVENT IS OPENED TO ALL.
Date: 21 January 2015
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Venue: LT4, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK, Shatin, Hong Kong
This event is free but registration is needed here
Eric Berti is Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau. Prior to this, he was the Consul General of France in Sydney, Australia and Head of Internal Legal Affairs Service at the French Foreign Ministry. Previous postings include the embassies in India, Turkey, Pakistan and Vietnam. He received a master’s degree in law from the University of Paris.
Albert Lai is the CEO of Carbon Care Asia, a social business in carbon strategy and sustainability innovation. He is the founding chairman of The Professional Commons, an independent public policy thinktank and the Hong Kong People’s Council for Sustainable Development. He has also served as the Vice-chairman of the Civic Party, a member of the Strategy Sub-Committee, Council for Sustainable Development, HKSAR Government.
Christine Loh is Under Secretary for the Environment in Hong Kong. Prior to joining the government, she was Chief Executive Officer of the non-profit policy think tank, Civic Exchange. Dr. Loh was a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, straddling the transition years from British to Chinese rule and founder of several NGOs in Hong Kong.