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Event date: October 10 - November
ABOUT THIS EVENT
TEDxCountdown is a global initiative from TED to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. Civic Exchange holds one of three licenses in Hong Kong to host a local chapter. TEDxCivic Exchange will introduce Hong Kong to community leaders working toward climate solutions for our city via a series of virtual gatherings that include presentations, panel discussions, and case studies.
TEDxCivicExchange prides in its focus on pushing for systemic change, providing a platform for policymakers, businesses, and civil society to collectively launch Hong Kong’s pathway to climate transition. Our theme is “Our Time is Now for Climate Action”. Our COUNTDOWN to a better future starts now.
TEDxCivic Exchange is part of COUNTDOWN, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT – OUR TIME IS NOW FOR CLIMATE ACTION
The IPCC has urged we do not exceed 1.5°C of warming above pre-industrial levels globally to prevent irreversible climate catastrophe. As of 2019, we are at 1.1 degrees. Therefore, we need a collective vision for a green and just transition for our society, and we need it now.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW & EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION
Civic Exchange is one of Hong Kong’s most established policy think tanks, using in-depth research and dialogue to inform policy and engaging stakeholders on addressing environmental and development challenges in Hong Kong.
CEx convened HongKong2050IsNow, a partnering initiative supporting Hong Kong’s transition towards carbon neutrality.
SUSTAINHK is the Global Shapers Hong Kong hub’s environmental sustainability project, focusing on climate action through increasing awareness of climate science and best practice sharing between the private and corporate sectors.
HKUST Entrepreneurship Center (EC), established in 1999 initially as Entrepreneurship Program, is a center to support innovation and entrepreneurship in the campus. It runs activities and funds to foster an entrepreneurial campus and cultivate a risk-taking value-creation mindset.