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  • Director Shun and Rebecca Lee sharing on climate change

  • Thursday, 6th October 2016

Climate change has become a major challenge for humanity and requires a sustained effort to deal with the issues arising. But how serious is the global warming? What are the impacts on Planet Earth and humans? And what can we do about it?

The Jockey Club Initiative GAIA under the Chinese University of Hong Kong organized the "Green Leadership Camp 2016" in July with an objective to train secondary students to become leaders in carbon reduction and environmental protection. The organizer invited Mr SHUN Chi-ming, Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, and Dr Rebecca LEE, a renowned polar explorer, to deliver climate change talks and provide background knowledge on the subject to the participating students.

Mr Shun presented the evidences and consequences of global warming, the impacts on Hong Kong, the inter-governmental cooperation to deal with the problem and Hong Kong government's work on climate change. Dr Lee shared her experience of polar expeditions and reflected on her observations of the changing climate. During the dialogue session, the students actively discussed how to cope with the impacts of climate change.

In view of the educational values of the seminar, Radio Television Hong Kong has compiled the audio recording of the seminar into four segments for broadcast. The recording can also be accessed through the following website:
http://www.hko.gov.hk/climate_change/audio_e.htm

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Mr SHUN Chi-ming (fourth from left on front row) and Dr Rebecca LEE (fourth from right on front row) pictured with the organizers and participants of "Green Leadership Camp 2016".