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Joint webinar on “Carbon Neutrality in Design and Construction Webinar”, online

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 09 December 2021
  • 10:30 - 11:50
Joint webinar on “Carbon Neutrality in Design and Construction Webinar”, online

About this event

To register the event, please follow the steps below

1. Access to the HKIE website (https://hkieged.org/public/technical-activity)
2. Register an account at the top right corner
3. Click the event to register

Please note that this webinar will be held from 18:30 – 19:50 HK time

To secure a brighter future for our children and future generations, we have to accelerate our actions to halt climate change. The built environment plays an important role in minimizing emissions and making our cities adaptable to the impacts of climate change that we are already experiencing.

As responsible practitioners and inhabitants, we should lead the way and take immediate action to save the Earth. Building up to COP26, this Webinar will explore best practices, policies and trends for Carbon Neutrality in Design and Construction.

The deadline of online registration is 30 November 2021. Successful applicants will be notified individually via e-mail before the event with a specific Zoom access link.

Note:
- Only successful applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail.
- Attendance certificates will be provided for this event only if attendees attend the whole event.
- The above is subject to change without prior notice

Disclaimer

The Institution of Civil Engineers (Hong Kong Association) shall not under any circumstances be liable or otherwise for death or any injury or for any damage to or loss or destruction of property or otherwise, in any such case arising from any accident or mishap, and whether during or after this event, in preparation for it, traveling to or from it or otherwise.

Speakers

Bruce Chong

Bruce Chong

City Advisory, Climate Service and Urban Sustainability Leader for Arup

Dr Chong is the City Advisory, Climate Service and Urban Sustainability Leader for Arup in the East Asia region. He works with clients to formulate strategies and implementation plans for smart cities, climate resilience, resource efficiencies and green infrastructure for city government and corporates.

Bruce has been leading many strategic consultancy in this region on smart city, climate resilience, city informatics and circular economy for city governments, private developers and organizations such as World Bank, ADB, ACCCRN, APEC, Rockefeller and Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF).

Over the past few years, Bruce has focused on carbon neutrality and climate emergency, developing statistical based approach for conducting TCFD, ESG and related carbon and climate risk consultancy for government clients and top-tier listed companies.

Bruce is a Cambridge Overseas Scholar and a Research Fellow at Sydney University. He was awarded as the Young Green Leader by HKIE in 2013, and has played an active role in creating value and generating momentum for industry-wide change, such as developing a Smart Green Resilient Framework, which has now been adopted by the government in Hong Kong.

His research works on carbon were on developing a multi-regional input-output based model to estimate the embodied emissions of Hong Kong construction industry. Recently, his team co-founded the Asia Corporate Coalition for Climate Change Resilience (A4CR) platform for companies in this region to drive a more climate resilience business community.

Eli Konvitz

Eli Konvitz

Director of Planning and Urban Design for Atkins

Eli Konvitz is Director of Planning and Urban Design, Net Zero Champion, and Chair of the Urban Planning Global Network at Atkins. He is an urbanist with expertise in strategy and masterplanning; sustainability, resilience, and cities; and policy and research, and has carried out urban development, advisory, and infrastructure projects in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America for clients across the public, private, and third sectors.

Projects Eli has recently led include plans and initiatives for new development and regeneration, large-scale urbanisation, transit-oriented development, reclamation and waterfront development, industry, and tourism and leisure strategy, with an emphasis on early-stage advice and multidisciplinary strategies for long-term sustainability.

His career has included climate change strategy and policy, regional strategies, urban integration of transport infrastructure, and pioneering creation of a mechanism in the UK for low-carbon retrofit of existing buildings.

An Adjunct Associate Professor at Hong Kong University, Eli is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Executive Committee member of the Urban Land Institute Hong Kong, and Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design. Eli was raised in the United States and France, and lived and worked in London prior to moving to Asia.

Event venue

Online
Online
Hong Kong

For more information please contact:

Crystal Fung

e: [email protected]

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