Sustainability

22 April 2020

Earth Day reminds us that Hong Kong universities need to lead the way

Faculty members of CityU's Department of Asian and International Studies argue that Hong Kong universities need to lead the way in promoting sustainability.
23 September 2020

Unveil Urbanization ‘Bubbles’ in China : Sustainable Urbanization in Theory and Policy

This chapter reflects the matching of urbanization demand and supply through the four-quadrant axis and completes the empirical analysis of China’s urbanization bubble in terms of land between 2006 and 2016.
23 September 2020

How Hong Kong can tackle the climate crisis and its economic problems at the same time

Dr Justin Robertson commends the work carried out within the “Hong Kong 2050 is Now” project, and proposes a new institution to kick-start Hong Kong’s efforts to address climate change.
11 October 2020

Recent progress on innovative urban infrastructures system towards sustainable resource management

To address various emerging challenges and capture opportunities for urban transition from an infrastructure system innovation perspective, this Special Issue (“Urban infrastructures system for sustainable resource management”) of the journal highlighted recent progress on characterizing the sustainability of infrastructure system towards sustainable urban development and resource management.
11 October 2020

基於社會─生態系統框架下的小城鎮轉型治理機制研究

本文將小城鎮置於新的理論框架—社會-生態系統之中,從行動者的行為邏輯和制度框架視角出發,提出相應的轉型治理模式,並展望未來可能的發展方向,提倡將「以人為本」和「生態保護」作為新型城鎮化道路的基本準則。
11 October 2020

Correlating PM2.5 concentrations with air pollutant emissions : A longitudinal study of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region

This paper models the statistical relationship between PM2.5 concentration and air pollutant emissions (SO2, NOx, etc.), together with wind and neighboring transfer impacts at the city level, to identify ways of calculating intended maximum emission levels in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area.
18 June 2021

Carbon Neutralization and Industrial Transformation in the Era of Digital Economy: Challenges and Opportunities

Reaching carbon neutrality is a demanding goal that requires making use of any and all good measures available. There is no single magic-bullet solution to achieving carbon neutrality; every responsible player in the industry must take a long, hard look at themselves and come up with a solution that works best for them. The role of financial institutions such as the World Bank, HKEX etc, including managing trust funds linked to carbon trading measures need to be redefined and analyzed. Will the traditional energy industry accelerate its decline? How does the renewable energy industry rise? Does the technology industry shape the green transformation? Can the development of the digital economy and ‘new forms of business’ boost the carbon neutral transformation? In the meantime, the first compliance cycle of China’s carbon emission trading scheme has officially started. How does the power industry respond? How can variegated enterprises forge ahead in this wave of carbon reform? To this end, we bring along a panel list of top experts and scholars to discuss this topic. Date 19 June 2021 (Sat) Time 9am – 6:40pm (HKT) Format Zoom (ID: 967 5040 9426)