CPD, Past Events, Professional Hub, Promotion | May 22nd, 2009 |


Hong Kong is currently faced with three major challenges: a global economic crisis characterised as the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930s; climate change that poses serious risks to the well-being of humankind; and local environmental degradation that threatens to dissipate the community’s effort in pursuit for a better quality of life. We cannot afford to deal with them one by one. We need a smart solution to deal with them, all at once – a Green New Deal.

There are many facets to a Green New Deal: to tackle pollution, reduce waste, better plan the city, upgrade building stocks, build sustainable infrastructure, shift to green transport, revolutionise energy policy and decarbonise the economy. Each of them will benefit from public investments and innovative policies, and create green jobs and business opportunities.

According to the UN Environment Programme, developed countries should invest 1% of GDP for the next 2 years in a Global Green New Deal. In Hong Kong, it has been suggested that an investment of $35.8 billion in green economy can generate over 87,000 new green jobs. How can professionals – engineers, architects, planner, surveyors, accountants and lawyers benefit from all these? What can we do to make it work for the best of Hong Kong?

Who should attend ?

Professionals including engineers, architects, planners, surveyors, accountants and lawyers who are interested in new business opportunities, or in ways to sharpen their skills to prepare for the future.

Speaker: Ir Albert Lai

Ir Albert Lai is the current Chairman of The Professional Commons and the founding Chairman of Hong Kong People’s Council for Sustainable Development. In his capacity of the Vice-chairman of the Civic Party, Ir Lai is the convenor of the Party’s Green New Deal Taskforce which published in March 2009 a policy paper, “An Action Agenda for Hong Kong’s Green New Deal”.

Venue

Room UR3, SCOPE Admiralty Learning Centre, 8/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty.
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Date : 22th May, 2009(Fri)
Time : 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Speaker : Mr. Ir. Albert LaiChairman of The Professional Commons
Venue : Room UR3, SCOPE Admiralty Learning Centre, 8/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty.
Language : English
Fee : HK$50 (Members of The Professional Commons)HK$100 (Non-member)<To qualify for the membership discount, any individual may apply to become a member of The Professional Commons at an annual fee of HK$100, which will enable him/her to enjoy discounts in future events.>
Registration : Application : Download Application FormPlease send back the 1) completed application form with 2) payable cheque on or before the application deadline 19 May 09 by POST .Address: Unit 10A, Times Media Centre, 133 Wanchai Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.Payment method: Crossed cheque payable to “The Professional Commons Ltd.
Enquiry : (Tel) 8200 6332 / (Email) info@procommons.org.hk (Mr. Chan)
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