06 May 2021
SDG Forum Series - Green Museums and the Paris Agreement
Co-organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council and the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, the SDG Forum Series – Green Museums and the Paris Agreement will be held on 6 May 2021 (Thursday).
Museums, as trusted institutions, play an increasingly important role as conscience of our society and have the duty to communicate climate change with the public. The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It was adopted by 196 Parties at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris, in 2015. Its goal is to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius. The COP 26 is scheduled to take place in November 2021 in the UK. In response to the Paris Agreement, museums all over the world have made tremendous achievements in organising exhibitions, raising public awareness and engaging the community in fostering sustainability. The next question for museums is ‘How are museums, as a sector, to contribute towards collective impacts to address the global climate crisis?’
Renowned speakers from the US, Australia and Hong Kong will share their experiences and achievements in greening museums, enhancing sustainable operations and advancing climate change education. The forum also serves as an important step to build a community of green museums which act locally and ideate globally.
For more details and registration, please click HERE.
|Event Name:||SDG Forum Series - Green Museums and the Paris Agreement|
Ms Cecilia LAM, Ir Dr Cary CHAN, JP, Ms Joyce LEE, Ms Zehra AHMED, Ir Dr Vincent CHENG
|Date:||06 May 2021|
|Time:||9:30 am - 11:30 am (HKT)|
This CPD event will be conducted in the form of webinar via Zoom.
2 CPD hours will be automatically uploaded to attendees' BEAM Pro/ BEAM Affiliate Individual Accounts.
Ms Cecilia LAM
Director, Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change
Chief Sustainability Officer, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ir Dr Cary CHAN, JP
Executive Director, Hong Kong Green Building Council
Ms Joyce LEE
President, IndigoJLD Green + Health
Incoming Chair, American Alliance of Museums Environment and Climate Network
Topic: Green museums and the Paris Agreement
Ms Zehra AHMED
Sustainability and Access Projects Coordinator, Australian Museum
Topic: Carbon Neutral Museums, The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how we can all build a sustainable future for 2030
Ir Dr Vincent CHENG
Director, Hong Kong Green Building Council
Arup Fellow, Director of Sustainability, Arup
Topic: Green design and operation for museums in Asia
Prof. Thomas CHUNG
Associate Professor, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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