The Global Conference on Sustainable Development is the first
international conference organized by the Hong Kong Chapter of the
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
It aims to enable exchanges among academia, philanthropy, civil society institutions, the government and the private sector on the challenges and opportunities, as well as the way forward, in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals adopted.
The global network of the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) currently draws upon the knowledge and educational capacity of 1,800 member institutions to accelerate the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that seek to eradicate poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change.
The Hong Kong Chapter of SDSN (SDSN Hong Kong), launched in January 2018 and co-hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, aims to mobilize the expertise, information and resources from the academic, philanthropic, government, business and non-profit sectors in Hong Kong to create transformative solutions to tackle the most pressing environmental, social and economic issues of the day and advance sustainable development.
The Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES), established in 2011, aims to promote multidisciplinary environmental research and education at CUHK. Through integrating CUHK’s strengths of various cognate disciplines, IEES aspires to build synergy to address some of the most pressing issues confronting the long-term sustainability of human society. IEES endeavours to work in collaboration with industrial, government and non-government organizations as well as different community stakeholders to build a better environment for our future generations.
Professor Rocky S Tuan
Vice-Chancellor and President, CUHK; Co-chair, SDSN Hong Kong Leadership Council
Professor Sham Mai-har
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, CUHK; Member, SDSN Hong Kong Executive Committee
Professor Kwan Mei-po
Director, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, and Area Coordinator, Strategic Area of Research in Environment and Sustainability, CUHK; Member, SDSN Hong Kong Executive Committee
Professor Lam Hon-ming
Choh-Ming Li Professor of Life Sciences, School of Life Sciences, CUHK
Professor John Burns
Emeritus Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong; Member, SDSN Hong Kong Leadership Council
Dr Emma Clarke
Acting Head, Global Partnerships, University of Exeter
Mrs Cecilia Lam
Chief Sustainability Officer, and Director, Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Office (SRSDO), CUHK
Professor Carlos Lo
Head and Professor, Department of Government and Public Administration; Director, Centre for Business Sustainability, CUHK
Professor Albert Park
Chair Professor, Economics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank; Member, SDSN Hong Kong Leadership Council
Professor Lisa Wan
Acting Director, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, and Co-Director, Centre for Hospitality and Real Estate Research, CUHK
Professor Woo Wing-thye
Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis; Vice-President for Asia, Head of Kuala Lumpur Office, UN SDSN
Professor Xu Yuan
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Resource Management, CUHK
Dr William Yu
Chief Executive Officer, World Green Organisation
Mr Joseph Chan
(Member and Secretary)
Head, Communications and Engagement Section, SRSDO, CUHK
Dr Ada Chan
Network Manager, SDSN Hong Kong