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International Conference on Climate Change
27 November, 2014 - 29 November, 2014
Theme: ‘Urban Adaptation to Climate Change: Building Resilience in Hong Kong and Asia’s Major Cities’.
China Water Risk will present at the event.
Hosted and organized by the Hong Kong Climate Change Forum (HKCCF), this conference will be an important platform focusing on urban climate impacts, adaptation and resilience options. It will bring together distinguished scientists, policy makers, business leaders, climate experts and their Asian counterparts to share approaches, best practice methods and results. We will explore the challenges and opportunities and the way forward for Hong Kong, the Pearl River Delta (PRD) and Asia’s major cities where climate impacts are increasingly observable and adaptation actions are increasingly required.
Dr Rajendra K Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Nobel Laureate is the keynote speaker; along with other distinguished IPCC scientific authors.
The HKSAR Government will host a special 2-hour session and for the first time a cross sector of government departments will discuss together Hong Kong’s climate risk scenarios in the context of its preparedness plans, adaptation and resilience initiatives. There will be presentations from the H ong Kong Observatory (HKO), Drainage Services Department (DSD), Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD), Water Supplies Department (WSD) and Department of Health (DoH).
Some of the key issues that will be addressed at ICCC2014 include:
- The nature and magnitude of urban risks from climate change in major Asian cities
- The need for more timely and accurate early warning systems for extreme weather events
- The importance of reinforcing capability for emergency response and recovery
- Identification of strategies to advance climate resilient urban infrastructure
- Examples from critical infrastructure providers, such as transportation, telecommunication, water, energy and health care, and how they are reinforcing their service and infrastructure recovery capacities
- Discussions with town planners, engineers and architects on their approach to choosing well-protected sites and constructing robust infrastructures resistant to typhoons and floods
- A highlight of regional partnerships that promote community urban climate resilience in the Asia-Pacific region
For more information see the ICCC website here.