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About HKCCF

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Background

A number of like minded people came together in late 2006 with the objective of enhancing knowledge on climate change. The Hong Kong Climate Change Forum (HKCCF) was formally established in 2008 as a registered charity and in 2009, we jointly hosted the 2nd International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC 2009) with the Climate Group. On 20 May 2010, HKCCF was provisionally admitted as a non-governmental observer organization and is entitled to nominate delegates to attend UNFCCC meetings as observers.

Mission

H​KCCF seeks to educate the professional community of Hong Kong and to help prepare them to play their roles, whether in business, government, academia or civil society, in the new low-carbon economy. Through education, mitigation and adaptation, Hong Kong professionals will guide their organizations and the community along a stable path amid the serious and pressing challenges of global climate change.

Goals

Our primary goal is to acquire, develop and disseminate knowledge, best practices and new ideas, with a view towards the policies and measures that will be needed to enable their applications in Hong Kong. HKCCF’s goal is distinct in that we focus on engaging with ​professionals of many different disciplines in order to work together on integrated approaches to the challenges and opportunities of climate change.

HKCCF’s Role

HKCCF​ ​welcomes and cooperates with other climate-related ​individuals, ​groups and activities in Hong Kong, and reaches out to counterparts in the Pearl River Delta, the Chinese Mainland and overseas.

HKCCF’s role is distinct in our focus on how professionals of many different disciplines can work together on integrated approaches to the challenges and opportunities of climate change. Our primary goal is to acquire, develop and disseminate knowledge, best practices and new ideas, with a view towards the policies and measures that will be needed to enable their applications in Hong Kong. Through these activities, we strengthen capabilities of professionals to reduce emissions, to create new low-carbon goods and services, and to increase resilience in the face of climate changes that are already underway. HKCCF also welcomes and cooperates with other climate-related groups and activities in Hong Kong, and reaches out to counterparts in the Pearl River Delta, the Chinese Mainland and overseas.

Activities

HKCCF provides educational activities, conferences and representation at international gatherings of concerned professionals. HKCCF welcomes and cooperates with climate-related individuals, groups and activities in Hong Kong, and reaches out to counterparts in the Pearl River Delta, Chinese Mainland and overseas. Through our​ activities, we strengthen capabilities of professionals to reduce emissions, to create new low-carbon goods and services, and to increase resilience in the face of climate changes that are already underway.

Previous International Conferences on Climate Change in Hong Kong:

  • ICCC2007: The 1st International Conference on Climate Change was jointly organized by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Hong Kong (CIWEM), the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE Hong Kong), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Hong Kong Branch. The conference included technical papers and more than 300 delegates including meteorologists, environmental engineers, scientists and representatives from 26 countries or regions. The ICCC “Call for Action” appealed to governments of the world to set energy and climate policies incorporating principles of sustainable development, and ensuring that climate change and its management underpins all policies and to commit to targets in energy efficiency, carbon emissions capping and reduction. During the three-day conference, engineering and environmental professionals addressed topics on climate change, including the science of climate change and its correlation and impacts on carbon and markets, business sectors, land and water, energy and infrastructure, buildings, and the responses and visions at global, national and community levels. See ICCC 2007 Proceedings (extract).
  • ICCC2009 For the 2nd International Conference on Climate Change, HKCCF jointly organised the conference with the Climate Group. The conference included top government officials, business and community leaders, scientists and academics who assembled for three days of intensive discussions on the challenges and opportunities of climate change. Topics covered included: policy-related issues, business risks and realities, strategies for pursuing low carbon opportunities, and regional implications of mitigating the climate challenge in Asia, China and the Pearl River Delta, and the immediate market opportunities, regionally and globally, in sustaining economic growth and recovery. For further information visit www.iccc2009.org.  See ICCC2009 – Conference Program .