HKU sets to strengthen climate change and carbon neutrality related research

About 30 HKU professorial members attended a workshop on August 27 to share views on topics surrounding climate change, clean energy and carbon neutral strategies.

The brainstorming session was organised by the Office of Vice-President (Academic Development) as part of the University’s initiative to enhance climate change related research and activities.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges in the 21st century. The goal set by the Chinese government to achieve net-zero carbon emission in the country by 2060 has posed a great challenge for scientists to find solutions, particularly in the fields of Science and Engineering.

“The HKU Climate Change initiative offers an opportunity to synergise the efforts of our experts in generating insights and identifying our strengths and priority for future research, with the ultimate goal to build an academic community for cross-disciplinary research to address a wide variety of issues from climate change mitigation and adaptation, and adoption of clean energy, to the development of a net-zero carbon emission society,” said Professor Peng GONG, HKU Vice-President (Academic Development).

More workshops, forums, and seminars will be held regularly in the future.