Support by the Hong Kong Observatory to the International Conference on Climate Change in Hong Kong
11 July 2007
The Hong Kong Observatory provided support to the four professional engineering institutions of Hong Kong in the organization of the International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC). The conference was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this May. It is the first large-scale international conference on climate change ever held in Hong Kong, demonstrating the increasing awareness of Hong Kong on the importance of global climate change.
Mr Lam Chiu-ying, Director of the Hong Kong Observatory and Mr Yeung Kai-hing, Assistant Director of the Hong Kong Observatory were invited to serve as members of the organizing and technical committees respectively. Mr. Lam also assisted the organizing committee to invite the Co-Chairs of the Working Group I, Working Group II and Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to come to the conference to take part in a special session to explain the Summary for Policymakers of the three related parts of the IPCC's Fourth Assessment report released earlier this year. It was a rare opportunity for the Co-Chairs of the three Working Groups to sit together to discuss with the conference participants. The special session was chaired by Mr. Lam Chiu-ying in his capacity of the Permanent Representative of Hong Kong, China with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The ICCC attracted many international experts to Hong Kong to share their research achievements. Papers presented included findings from the scientific, technical and socio-economic perspective on the impacts of global climate change and the effective measures to mitigate it.
Photo taken at the International Conference on Climate Change ICCC (From right to left: Mr. C.Y. Lam, Director of the Hong Kong Observatory; Professor Qin Dahe, Co-chair of IPCC Working Group I; Ms. Luciana Wong, Chairperson of ICCC Technical Committee; Dr. Osvaldo Canziani, Co-chair of IPCC Working Group II; Professor Ogunlade Davidson, Co-chair of IPCC Working Group III; and Ir. Otto Poon, Chairperson of ICCC Organizing Committee).