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GE2015-58 氣候災變與綠能革命 Climatic Catastrophe and Green Energy (For Public)
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Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Social Development & Welfare

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聯合國氣候峰會剛在巴黎結束,為了阻止地球溫度不斷上升而引發不可收拾的環境災劫,各國領袖原則上同意在2050年之前,全面棄用煤和石油等會釋放二氧化碳的化石燃料,而轉用沒有二氧化碳排放的可再生能源。也就是說,我們已經進入一個全面「去碳」的嶄新時代。

然而,富可敵國的跨國化石燃料產業是如此龐大的既得利益集團,它們會乖乖的坐以待斃嗎?此外,太陽能和風能等可再生能源如今只佔全球能源供應的2%左右,我們有可能將這個百份比在三十多年內提升50倍嗎?這個關乎人類生死存亡的問題既充滿了挑戰也充滿了機遇,年輕人應該如何掌握這些機遇迎接挑戰?


The 21st Conference of Parties summit (COP21) took place at the end of 2015. Heads of states agreed in general to spell the end for coal and other fossil fuels before 2050 hoping to prevent a climatic catastrophe caused by Global Warming. As we switch to renewable energy, we are also entering the zero-carbon era.

While fossil fuel industry revenues some trillion a year, will the state leaders support an agreement that hampers their ability to develop and profit? Renewable energy currently contributes a mere 2% to the global energy supply. Are we likely to be able to increase this percentage 50 times in around 30 years? The fate of the world hangs in the balance, depending on our responses to these questions. How can we rise up to this defining challenge of the 21st century?

LanguageCantonese
Session 1Session 1
22/03/2016 18:45-20:45
at TBC
Session 2Session 2
29/03/2016 18:45-20:45
at KK101
Session 3Session 3
05/04/2016 18:45-20:45
at KK101
Session 4Session 4
12/04/2016 18:45-20:45
at KK101

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 28/01/2016 10:00(HKT) to 12/04/2016 17:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

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