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COP21 and Paris Agreement: Our Actions and Challenges

COP21 Seminar 20160121

COP21 and Paris Agreement: Our Actions and Challenges

Date: 21st Jan, 2016 (Thursday)

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Venue: LT4, Yasumoto International Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Mr. Eric Berti, The Consul General of Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau

Ms. Christine Loh Kung-wai, JP, Under Secretary for the Environment of the Environment Bureau, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Ir Albert Lai, CEO, Carbon Care Asia and Head of HK NGO Delegation to COP21

Moderator: Prof. Lau Ngar-Cheung, Gabriel, Director, Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability, CUHK


In November-December 2015, delegates from almost 200 countries met in Paris and reached broad agreements on taclking climate change caused by human-induced carbon emissions. This 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) has been conducted under the aegis of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Paris Agreement maekes a commitment to limit the greenhouse gases emitted by human activity, with the goal of keeping global warming below the 2 deg C level. The accord also initiatives a process for periodically reviewing the contributions of individual countries towards the curtailment of carbon emissions, and establishes a fund for aiding less developed countries to adapt to climate change and make transition to non-carbon energy resources. The COP21 has far-reaching effects on economic/energy policy, environmental quality and personal lifestyle of human socieities throughout the globe. Some of these implications will be considered from various perspectives at this seminar. There will be an extended dicussion involving audience after the talks.