To promote awareness and understanding of sustainability and environmental quality issues through interdisciplinary research,
teaching, innovative community outreach and knowledge exchange programmes for the Hong Kong community and the wider region.
The role of the state in sustainable energy transitions: A case study of large smart grid demonstration projects in Japan
The Hong Kong Economic Journal has interviewed Dr. Sarah Liao about the recent policy study the Institute carried out on green development in China. Click here to view the interview.
Dr. Winnie Law was appointed as a member of the HKSAR Government's Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC) for the period from
1 January 2013 to 31 December 2014.
Dr. Sarah Liao, Professor Peter Hills, Dr. Winnie Law and Mr. Darwin Leung attended the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED)’s AGM held between 12th and 14th December 2012 in Beijing. The team presented findings of the Special Policy Study, “Environmental Strategy and Measures for Transformation of Development Mode in Eastern China” at the AGM. Study recommendations were submitted to the State Council. Click here for more details.
Professor Peter Hills attended the 2012 Canada – United Kingdom Colloquium held at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver from 14-16 November 2012. The theme of the Colloquium was ‘The Shifting Centre of Global Gravity: Britain, Canada and the North Pacific’. He delivered an invited presentation on ‘Energy, Natural Resources and Environment’.
Professor Peter Hills was re-appointed as a member of the HKSAR Government’s Steering Committee on the Promotion of Electric Vehicles for the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2013.
This research project explores Hong Kong’s nuclear decision-making from the perspective of effective governance, with a particular reference to two key processes – improving public engagement and facilitating trust.
China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) has invited The Kadoorie Institute of HKU to carry out a Special Policy Study to investigate the crucial factors for green development in China.
The Kadoorie Institute of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has received a HK$5.9M donation from the Hongkong Bank Foundation to implement the first three years (2011-14) of the Project, "Global Forest Observatory: Public Involvement and Training in Scientific Research in Hong Kong," with the dual aims: to establish a 20ha observatory forest plot in Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve to investigate the impacts of climate change on forests dynamics; and to establish a 1ha demonstration plot in Shek Kong to provide training opportunities for the public to engage in the research.
To support the development of management and policy strategies that will nurture a more sustainable learning and working environment at HKU, the Sustainability Office, in collaboration with the Kadoorie Institute, is hosting a stakeholder engagement exercise -Sustainability@HKU: A Better and Greener Campus. Click here for more details.