Bulletin No. 1, 2014

News in Brief  55  International Conference on Conservation and Climate Change The Department of Geography and Resource Management hosted the International Conference on Adopting REDD+ for Conservation, Sustainable Community Livelihood and Climate Change Mitigation from 13 to 15 December 2013. The conference hosted approximately 80 participants and presenters from all over the world. Academics, policy-makers, and practitioners focused on REDD+ and climate change. The participants were foresters, biologists, political scientists, geographers, anthropologists, economists and representatives of the private sector. International Conference on Autism Supported by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), the University’s Centre for Global Health of the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care held the first multidisciplinary and community participatory international conference on autism in Hong Kong. Entitled ‘Autism: Global Challenges and Local Needs’, the conference took place from 16 to 17 January 2014. The opening ceremony was officiated by Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung (6th right), CUHK Vice-Chancellor; Dr. Ko Wing-man (6th left), Secretary for Food and Health, the Hong Kong SAR Government; and Prof. John Hearn (5th right), Executive Director, WUN. Delivered by researchers from Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, the UK and the US, the plenary presentations shared international reports on autism spectrum conditions. The conference demonstrated successful collaboration and synergy between international and local networks over research and service provisions for autism in Hong Kong, and more widely in Asia. Activities and Events