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.

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Event Detail
Event Name: SDG Forum Series - Green Museums and the Paris Agreement
Presented By:

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. 

Capacity: 600

2 CPD hours will be automatically uploaded to attendees' BEAM Pro/ BEAM Affiliate Individual Accounts.

Contact Phone: 39948818
Contact Email: rpe@hkgbc.org.hk

Welcome Address

Ms Cecilia LAM

Director, Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change

Chief Sustainability Officer, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Opening Speech

Ir Dr Cary CHAN, JP

Executive Director, Hong Kong Green Building Council

Invited Speeches

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

Language: English


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