Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |   Register
SDC Presents: From Beijing to Paris: What China’s Environmental Plans Mean for the World
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend
 

A staggering 1.2 million Chinese die prematurely each year due to air pollution – and the more than 300 million downloads of Under the Dome, a hard-hitting video on China’s air pollution crisis, show the anxiety in a country that burns half the world’s coal and is responsible for 30% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions.

27/08/2015
When: Thursday, August 27, 2015
From 12:30pm until 2:00pm
Contact: Colin Li


Online registration is closed.
« Go to Upcoming Event List  


Sustainable Development Committee Presents: From Beijing to Paris: What China’s Environmental Plans Mean for the World


 Date:

  August 27th, 2015 (Thursday)


Time:
12:30PM-2:00PM

Venue:



CanCham Boardroom
1301 Kinwick Center
32 Hollywood Road
Central,Hong Kong
Price:

Members $200/
Non-Members $300
(Lunch Provided)
About the Event:

A staggering 1.2 million Chinese die prematurely each year due to air pollution – and the more than 300 million downloads of Under the Dome, a hard-hitting video on China’s air pollution crisis, show the anxiety in a country that burns half the world’s coal and is responsible for 30% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions.

Mark Clifford, author of the recently published book,The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia's Environmental Emergency (Columbia University Press) will talk about China’s response to this environmental emergency as well as its recent climate pledge in advance of the December 2015 Climate Summit in Paris.

The Paris talks will bring together the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter nations in an attempt to build on the Kyoto Protocol with a legally binding agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Clifford, a former journalist and long-time resident of Hong Kong, also will discuss private-sector responses to big environmental problems. His book focuseson “green shoots” and highlights Asian businesses that have adopted large-scale business practices to both profit from and help solve Asia’s environmental challenges.

About the Speaker:

Mark L. Clifford

Mark L. Clifford is the executive director of the Hong Kong-based Asia Business Council and author of The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency. Previously he was editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Standard, and Asia regional editor for Business Week.
 
He co-authored the Asia Business Council’s books Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia’s Next Generation and Building Energy Efficiency: Why Green Buildings Are Key to Asia’s Future. Mark’s other books on Asia examined China’s entry into the WTO (co-authored with Supachai Panitchpakdi), the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, and South Korea’s economic development. Mark graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and was a Walter Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University. He worked in Seoul as a correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review from 1987-92 and has lived in Hong Kong since 1992.

Search
Sign In


Forgot your password?

Haven't registered yet?

Member Privileges
Upcoming Events

06/12/2016
*SOLD OUT* CPPIB: How a global institutional investor invests

 

PLATINUM SPONSORS




 

GOLD SPONSORS



 

LOGISTICS SPONSOR


 
Copyright © 2013 The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. All rights reserved.