Student Energy Forum" After COP21: Global Problems, Local Solutions" (April 9-10, 2016)
After the success of COP 21 in Paris, it’s time to translate commitments into actions. Aligned with the Bottom-up approach of COP21, What are COP21’s implications to Hong Kong? This student energy forum invites experts from overseas to share experience and reviews the current energy development in Hong Kong in order to suggest energy-related policies to local Hong Kong Government to contribute to the COP 21 outcomes.
In the light of the outcomes of COP21, the Hong Kong-America Center, in partnership with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung proposes to organize a 2-day student energy forum to explore the state of energy development in Hong Kong and to develop and suggest energy and climate-related policies for Hong Kong government’s consideration to contribute to the supporting of the COP 21 resolutions.
It will take place at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on April 9-10, 2016.
The 2-day forum is divided into two parts:
1) The first part’s duration is from 9:00 to 16:10 of the first day and would be structured as a symposium featuring speakers on the energy development in selected global locations. The topics of the symposium cover a range of issues such as COP 21 review, China’s renewable & energy policy, Germany’s experience in renewable and Hong Kong’s energy challenges.
2) The second part’s duration would make the balance of the 2-day forum. Students enrolled in the energy forum form working teams, and based upon what they have learnt from the symposium, critically engage in team research and discussion to draft a suggested policy plan towards the energy themes the teams are assigned. The collective of draft proposals are expected to be well informed, creative and relevant and could contribute to energy or climate change related policy development in Hong Kong.
The policy suggestion would be submitted to Environment Bureau for their reference in future. In addition, this education process would help the students to study the energy issues more holistically, as preparation for their future careers. We would also submit these team policy proposals to the C40 Mayors Summit which will take place in November 2016 (limited information is available at: http://www.c40.org/events/c40-mayors-summit-2016 )
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