Date: 3rd June 2021
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Organised by: Clean Air Network
The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong & Macao
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
After the launch of our Citizen Clean Air Plan, our joint chamber event brings together interested parties from the business community in an effort to further our climate actions for cleaner air and healthier environment. We are here to engage business decision makers in a network as part of the wider commitment to environmental governance.
In the next decade, how will our mobility system be transformed to balance between meeting transportation demands and minimising environmental impacts? We have invited speakers with different perspectives on climate actions and situate our discussions in the context of urban mobility, looking at the role of technological innovation in making our daily travels more integrated, smoother without causing more heavy air pollution.
With the objective of aligning interests and concerns, our multi-scalar discussions will bring in perspectives of system-thinking on data sharing, individual experience of walking and cross-sectoral decision-making process.
While CAN continues to work with the Government and a wide range of communities to raise awareness and bring empowerment through knowledge sharing, we are exploring deeper and more practical understandings of the economics of clean air and its role in business decision-making processes.
Dr. John URE Director of Technology Research Project (TRP) and Fellow of the Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning, Hong Kong University
Dr. John URE is an economist specializing in ICT policy, development and regulatory issues. He founded the Technology Research Project (TRP) at the University of Hong Kong in 1993 and is co-founder and director of TRPC Pte Ltd (Singapore). In 2018 he brought together a team of specialists to convince private transport operators of the need to share data by creating an independent third party to provide the government and the public with the means to plan for a more fully integrated intermodal transport system. With collaboration of the HKU as a trusted third party, a Data Trust was established, and the Inter-modal transport data sharing programme was created with funding from the Government’s Innovation and Technology Fund.
Vicky CHAN founded Avoid Obvious Architects in 2012 with offices in New York and Hong Kong. The firm has been pushing sustainable buildings and cities with focus on combining art with green technology. His projects have won 38 international awards and have been exhibited in 37 cities. Vicky’s projects include master planning for World Trade Center in New York, Des Voeux Road Central pedestrianization in Hong Kong and various smart cities design in Canada, China and India. He is serving non-profit organization Walk DVRC as Chairman in 2021 to promote walkability in Hong Kong.
Mr. Simon NG Director, Policy & Research, Business Environment Council
Simon NG is responsible for BEC’s work on policy advocacy, thought leadership development, and collaborative research on various environmental issues, such as climate change, decarbonisation, circular economy, clean energy, sustainable mobility, air pollution and sustainable living environment. Trained as a geographer, Mr Ng is known for his ground-breaking work on ship emissions inventory in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta in which his collaboration with the shipping industry led to the launch of the Fair Winds Charter.
Since 2016, Patrick FUNG has led Clean Air Network to spearhead public engagement programme to arouse conversation and actions on improving walkability, transport management and zero emission mobility in Hong Kong. Patrick has 10 years of experience at public / NGO sector. He currently serves in the steering committee of non-profit Walk DVRC, and was appointed by the HKSAR Government as expert member of the Air Quality Objectives Review Working Group during 2016-18.