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Science of Climate Change – 18 Sept

6 Sep


At long last, climate change is at the forefront of policy agendas and citizens’ minds around the world. From every crisis in the environment lies an opportunity to increase awareness, urgency and action across governments, businesses and communities.

Here in Hong Kong, with so many environmental obstacles being structural and systemic, it’s often hard to find a starting point. The good news? We actually have quite a few expert minds in this field who produce high-quality research and represent Hong Kong internationally in this ecosystem.

SUSTAINHK is delighted to invite Prof. Robert Gibson and John Sayer, two of Hong Kong’s most seasoned climate experts, to share their expertise on the Science of Climate Change as well as discuss the important concept of just transition in Hong Kong and beyond.

Robert and John will also share their experiences and takeaways from COP24 – the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which took place in December 2018 – and present their most important research findings ahead of the U.N. Climate Action Summit 2019 on September 23rd, which they will be attending.

You’ll be learning about the scientific concepts behind carbon capture technology and other ideas and solutions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions; just transition and climate action links to the social SDGs; policy activism and youth action; and many more important topics.

Bring your passion, curiosity and resolve, and join SUSTAINHK on September 18th at Ucommune Sheung Wan for an inspiring and important conversation.

Date: Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Time: 7 – 9 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Place: Ucommune Sheung Wan, 11/F, Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan

Price: Free
To register please follow this link to EventBrite

About SUSTAINHK: SUSTAINHK is a platform focusing on industry-level conversations and exchanges, bringing together changemakers, influencers and the public to inspire awareness, dialogue and action.

SUSTAINHK is powered by the Hong Kong hub of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.

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Solerìco Pub Quiz Fundraiser

25 Jun

Come join Solerico on July 18th for their very first fundraiser and help disadvantaged communities across the world have access to renewable energy.

Join Solerico for a fun night of pub quizzing, eating, and fundraising. Solerico will provide prizes for the top 3 teams and will be holding a silent auction.

Date: Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Time: 7-10pm

Place: Little Creatures Brewing Hong Kong, 5A New Praya, Kennedy Town

Price:
HKD 400 per individual.
HKD 2000 for a team of 6.
Price includes dinner, a drink and the quiz.

All proceeds for the evening will go directly to Solerico. To buy your tickets, please follow this link to Eventbrite.

About Solerico: Solerico’s mission, with your help, is to promote and invest in green technologies, bridging the gap between communities with energy needs and the governments, corporations, communities, and individuals who want to cut out fossil fuels and make a change in the world… For more information on what Solerico does, click here.

Earthwatch Institute – be part of a Scientific Expedition

19 Apr

Earthwatch is an international nonprofit organization that connects citizens with scientists to improve the health and sustainability of the planet. For the last 45 years, Earthwatch has empowered nearly 100,000 volunteers to join leading scientists on field research expeditions that tackle critical environmental challenges around the globe—from climate change to ocean health, human-wildlife conflict, and more.

Their mission is to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

Join and Expedition:
Earthwatch provides citizens with the opportunity to work alongside leading scientists to combat some of the planet’s most pressing environmental issues. With Earthwatch, you will experience hands-on science in some of the most astounding locations in the world. You will meet a community of like-minded travelers and return home with stories filled with adventure.

Anyone can join an expedition—no experience necessary! Volunteer opportunities cover a variety of subjects including archaeology & culture, climate change, ocean health, and wildlife & ecosystems. All training will be provided upon your arrival.

Earthwatch offers both adult expeditions and teen expeditions for 15- to 17-year-olds. Teens are also welcome on most of Earthwatch’s adult expeditions if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Volunteers join Earthwatch from all over the world.

To select an expedition and to sign up, please visit their website find an expedition you are interested in, and read the expedition briefing (you’ll find a link to the briefing at the top of the expedition website). That will give you all of the information about the expedition. When you are ready to book, simply book online.

For more information please contact Earthwatch at info@earthwatch.org

Earth Hour 2018 – Take the Earth Hour Pledge

12 Mar


We’re facing the biggest environmental challenge our generation has ever seen. No matter what we’re passionate about, something we care about will be affected by climate change. Sea levels are rising and oceans are becoming warmer.

Climate change poses a fundamental threat to the places, species and people’s livelihoods. It can amplify existing threats and increase biodiversity loss. Our ocean’s diversity of life is at risk from the changing climate. Oceans absorb most of the heat and about 25% of carbon dioxide generated by human. It also hosts coral reefs – the important habitats which house one-fourth of known marine species in the globe. However, thermal and acidification stress in oceans cause coral bleaching and half of the world’s coral reefs have been lost in the past 30 years.

By taking the Earth Hour pledge, you help raise awareness about climate change. “I pledge to support Earth Hour by turning off all non-essential lights for one hour on 24 March 2018 at 8:30pm. I also pledge to safeguard the future of the Earth by treasuring the world’s natural resources, choosing sustainable products, reducing waste as well as promoting and using renewable energy wherever possible.”

Date: 24 March 2018

Time: 8:30 – 9:30pm

Place: Anywhere you want to be

Individual Pledge: To sign up please follow this link

Schools: To sign up please follow this link

Corporates and Organisations: To sign up please follow this link

What else you can do: As part of Earth Hour 18, WWF-Hong Kong wants to issue an Energy Challenge to cut your energy usage by 1% in the next year. Everyone can join the challenge, individuals, families, mom-and-pop shops and companies. Saving money can help us save the Earth. Watch out for WWF-Hong Kong‘s new Energy Challenge digital platform on their website.

About WWF-Hong Kong: WWF-Hong Kong is the independent branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature in Hong Kong. It was established in 1981 as World Wildlife Fund Hong Kong an environmental organization in Hong Kong and has Conservation, Climate & Energy and Education programmes in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Earth Hour is the largest global environmental movement with enthusiastic participation from various sectors, which attracts attention from large sections of the community every year. WWF-Hong Kong welcomes generous support from corporate partners and organizations on Earth Hour 2018. Please contact WWF-Hong Kong at (852) 2526 1011 or by email earthhour@wwf.org.hk for more details.