Media OutReach – 21 April 2017 – The 4th International Conference on Climate Change ([email protected]), which is organised by the Hong Kong Climate Change Forum and begins Friday (21 April 2017), aims at accelerating momentum on combating climate change, as well as drawing actionable insights from international experiences particularly relevant to Hong Kong.
“The mission of the Hong Kong Climate Change Forum is to help the community in acquiring knowledge, best practices and new ideas to develop strategies and measures to meet the various challenges of climate change,” said Johnny Chan, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the [email protected]
The theme of this year’s conference is “Post-Paris Agreement: Time to Act.” The Paris Agreement, which came into force in November 2016, appeals to nations to limit their greenhouse-gas emissions and contain the impact of global warming. More than 140 signatory states and parties, including China and many Asia-Pacific countries, have ratified this ambitious multilateral treaty. These signatories are committed to “keeping the global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius.”
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