Hong Kong and the New Climate Dice


Half-Day Forum

Evidence continues to accumulate about the impact of global warming, and climate models predict substantial further change. Extreme weather events which might previously have been expected every 100 years are becoming more frequent. These changes were recently explained by James Hansen of the Goddard Institute of Space Science in the paper "The New Climate Dice." As Dr. Hansen states, the "dice" which we had been rolling to determine our weather has changed, and that we must now plan for the risks which come with playing with a new set of dice.

Co-presented by the Asia Society, City University of Hong Kong and Civic Exchange, this half-day forum will focus on risk in terms of key environmental issues for Hong Kong, with an emphasis on air and water and the effects of climate change on cultural heritage. Participants include policy experts, atmospheric scientists and cross-disciplinary scholars who are actively engaged in the development of a sustainable Hong Kong. The forum is part of the Asia-Europe Forum on Methods and Perspectives of Risk Analysis, initiated by the Hong Kong Advanced Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Studies at City University of Hong Kong, which serves as a venue to bring together Asian and European scholars from a range of disciplines to discuss methods and perspectives on risk analysis.


Peter Brimblecombe, Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia; Senior Editor, Atmospheric Environment;  Visiting Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong
Johnny Chan, Dean, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong
Robert Gibson, Adjunct Professor, School of Energy and Environment & Sustainability Facilitator, City University of Hong Kong
Sarah Kenderdine, Director, Centre for Innovation in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (iGLAM) & Director of Research, Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment
(ALiVE), City University of Hong Kong
Hoyin Lee, Director, Architectural Conservation Program, University of Hong Kong and Founding Vice-President, Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists
Su Liu, Manager, Greater China & Policy Researcher, Civic Exchange
Simon Ng, Head, Transport and Sustainability Research, Civic Exchange
Markus Taube, Professor, Mercator School of Management; Co-Director, Confucius Institute Metropolis Ruhr, University of Duisburg Essen


Livable Hong Kong: Our Air and Water

  • Su Liu: Emerging Water Issues in Hong Kong and Guangdong
  • Peter Brimblecombe: Converting Air Pollution Data to Policy
  • Simon Ng (moderator)

Heritage Preservation: Sea Walls or Laser Scans

  • Hoyin Lee: Preservation, adaptation and  re-use of heritage sites
  • Sarah Kenderdine: Reinterpreting Heritage through Advancing Visualization
  • Robert Gibson (moderator)


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Event Details

Sat 10 Nov 2012
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
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