CARE2022 Hong Kong Conference

34 CHAPTER 4 Nexus between Mitigation and Adaptation WORKSHOP A Urban Planning, Infrastructure, Biodiversity, Climate Risks and Finance The purpose of Workshop A on Day 1 of CARE2022 was to enable wide-ranging discussions with stakeholders about the nexus between mitigation and adaptation. The presentations made by Planning Department (PlanD) and by others in the academic and private sectors covered a range of related topics that included two major climaterelated physical risks (landslides and sea level rise), role of biodiversity, provision of energy and mobility, contribution from I&T and financing the green transition. While time did not permit extensive discussions, several issues did emerge that would benefit from further exploration – these included: • Land use planning in Hong Kong. • Built environment and nature conservation. • Landslide prevention and sea level rise. • Nurturing Green I&T. • Filling knowledge gaps in climate risk assessments in finance. Workshop A Kim Wai NG Chief Town Planner, PlanD Prof. Charles NG CLP Holdings Professor of Sustainability, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, HKUST Debra TAN Director & Head, CWR Dr. Michael LAU Founding Member, Hong Kong Wetlands Conservation Association Gillian MELLER Legal and Governance Director, MTR Corporation Limited Ir. Don CHENG General Manager, Commercial & Industrial Marketing & Sales, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited Albert WONG CEO, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park Eli KONVITZ Chair of the Programming and Events Committee, Urban Land Institute Eric HUI and Cindy PAU Data Working Group Co-chair, Centre for Green and Sustainable Finance of the Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group Kelvin AU GM & Head of Wholesale Banking Division, The Bank of East Asia, Limited Moderator: Prof. Christine LOH, SBS, JP, OBE Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment, HKUST WATCH VIDEO