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Conference on Climate Change Challenge

Jointly organized by CUHK's Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability and the Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, the 6th International Conference on Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Change was held at Esther Lee Building from 19 to 21 August. Over 170 practitioners, researchers and educators from around the world engaged in research on atmosphere, ocean and climate change presented their latest research and insight. The conference, supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, was hosted by CUHK Jockey Club Initiative Gaia (Gaia). Co-organizers included the Department of Geography and Resource Management of CUHK and the Hong Kong Meteorological Society.

The opening ceremony was officiated by Mr. Shun Chi-ming, director of Hong Kong Observatory; Mr. Anthony W.K. Chow (photo), Steward, the Hong Kong Jockey Club; Prof. Li Zhanqing, president of the Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association; and Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK.

On 21 August, Gaia held a public forum entitled 'Climate Change: A Global Challenge and Its Latest Situation' with the aim of reaching out to the wider community on the topic of climate change. At this forum under the Environment and Climate Change Forum Series, experts from different disciplines discussed the current situation of climate change and how to meet the challenge.

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