Climate change is one of the most serious challenges facing mankind in this century. If the rise in global temperature exceeds 2 degrees Celsius, 1 billion people may be at risk of water shortage, 10 million may be at risk of coastal flooding, and up to 30 per cent of species worldwide may become extinct. How does climate change affect Hong Kong? Can a low-carbon lifestyle help in facing climate change?
A talk entitled "Climate Change and Low-Carbon Lifestyle", organised by the Hong Kong Public Libraries of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, will be held from 3pm to 4.30pm on October 30 (Sunday) at the Lecture Theatre of the Hong Kong Central Library. The talk will be conducted in Cantonese with free admission.
Dr William Yu from WWF-Hong Kong will give an overview of global climate change and its impact in Hong Kong. He will introduce the methods for measuring a carbon footprint and share the different ways that a low-carbon lifestyle can help to combat climate change.
Dr Yu, as the Head of the Climate Programme at WWF-Hong Kong, is responsible for leading both public and business engagement programmes on climate change. He not only devises policy advocacy strategies in areas including renewable energy, energy efficiency, green building and low-carbon cities, but also writes articles on environmental policy for newspapers and acts as a referee for energy journals on climate and renewable energy articles as well as hosts radio programmes on climate change.
Dr Yu is currently a member of the Environmental Campaign Committee under the Environment Bureau and a member of the Waste Recovery Projects Vetting Sub-committee under the Environment and Conservation Fund.
For enquiries, please call 2921 0351.
Ends/Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The talk entitled "Climate Change and Low-Carbon Lifestyle" will introduce wind turbines in the Netherlands. (Photo provided by Dr William Yu.)
The charging spots for electric scooters and cars in the Netherlands will be introduced in the talk entitled "Climate Change and Low-Carbon Lifestyle". (Photo provided by Dr William Yu.)