The global business community articulated an important mindset shift throughout the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“COP27”) in Sharm el-Sheikh of Egypt, from making pledges to deploying concrete action to decarbonise their business.
Co-hosted by Business Environment Council (BEC), Civic Exchange (CEx), and HKUST Institute for the Environment and Division of Environment and Sustainability (HKUST-IENV/ENVR), this event aims to provide a forum for Hong Kong’s COP27 participants to share their observations with the Hong Kong business community and other key stakeholders. Specifically, this forum focussed on the latest development of the ISSB disclosure standard and transition pathway. Both topics have been discussed widely throughout COP27.
Date: 12 January 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 9:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.
Venue: BEC Auditorium, G/F, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Opening Remarks [REPLAY]
Mr Kevin O’Brien, Chairman, Business Environment Council
Presentation 1: COP takeaway – Climate Science [REPLAY]
Prof Alexis Lau, Head, Division of Environment and Sustainability, HKUST
Presentation 2: COP takeaway – Climate negotiations [REPLAY]
Mr Walter van Hattum, First Counsellor / Head of Trade Section, European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao
Panel 1: Pressure for decarbonisation shifting to Non-State Actors [REPLAY]
|10:25||Q & A [REPLAY]|
Presentation 3: COP takeaway – Young talent perspective [REPLAY]
Ms Karina Chow, Assistant Manager, Civic Exchange
Panel 2: Transition plan – How can we deliver the change we need? [REPLAY]
|11:50||Q & A [REPLAY]|
Closing Remarks [REPLAY]
Ms Susanna Wong, Chair, Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group, Business Environment Council