To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and to echo the United Nations high-level meeting occurring on 12th December 2020, the Consulate General of France is organizing a joint high-level conference in partnership with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
Our shared goal is to put climate and environment at the center of the political agenda locally, by gathering political, institutional, business and NGO stakeholders. As a global player, France has taken a leading role in fighting climate change since 2015. In parallel, as a global academic hub, HKUST has stepped up its policy to support sustainable development in Hong Kong and beyond, through the establishment of the Institute for the Environment and implementation of ambitious initiatives on its campus.
HKUST and France enjoy a strong cooperation relationship, which has blossomed further over the years with the creation in 2018 of the "France-HKUST Innovation Hub" to promote scientific communication and cooperation. This conference will be labeled as the inaugural 'Innovation Hub Rendez-Vous’, a new quarterly-meeting format involving Hong Kong and French figures from science and technology.
Two main topics included: (Roundtable 1) Are we ready for a Living Building Challenge for a Clean and Sustainable Future?, and (Roundtable 2) Green Finance: How Can it Help Fight Climate Change?