Event Details

In October 2021, the Government of the HKSAR updated its climate strategy with 'Hong Kong's Climate Action Plan 2050' with the vision of "Zero-carbon Emissions‧Liveable City‧Sustainable Development". This plan also outlined the strategies and targets for combating climate change and achieving carbon neutrality, namely net-zero electricity generation, energy saving and green buildings, green transport and waste reduction.

In fact, about three-quarters of Hong Kong is countryside and is covered by open grassland to woodland, which can take up and store large amounts of carbon thus slowing down climate change. In this seminar, Dr. Billy Hau will discuss the potential of forest carbon in combating climate change and supporting the 'Hong Kong's Climate Action Plan 2050' initiatives towards carbon-neutral communities.

Dr. Hau is Principal Lecturer and Programme Director of MSc in Environmental Management, School of Biological Sciences, HKU. Click on the section below to view Dr. Hau's bio and introduction.


6:50 pm Registration

7:00 pm Sharing by Dr. Billy Hau

7:45 pm Q&A

Venue: Online by Zoom

Language: This talk will be conducted in ENGLISH

Fee: This is a free event *refer notes

All members, HKIQEP members and non-members are welcomed to join. (See Notes 1 & 2)


  1. A one-hour CPD Certificate will be awarded for EMAHK and HKIQEP Members.
  2. HK$50 will be charged to non-members who wish to receive the CPD Certificate.
  3. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered persons one day before the event.


  • Billy Hau (Principal Lecturer, Programme Director of MSc in Environmental Management at School of Biological Sciences, HKU)

    Billy Hau

    Principal Lecturer, Programme Director of MSc in Environmental Management at School of Biological Sciences, HKU


    Dr. Billy Hau is a terrestrial ecologist and a conservationist. His research focus is ecological restoration, especially for terrestrial habitats in degraded tropical East Asia. He aims to bring back native forest and the associated forest biodiversity into the degraded landscape in Hong Kong and South China. He founded the Native Tree Nursery of the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) and the China programme of KFBG. He has set up a 20 ha forest dynamic plot in Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve, Hong Kong under the Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS) – Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO) programme of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. It is a global network of forest research sites that is strategically positioned for monitoring, understanding, and predicting forest responses to global climate change.

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Member Price Complimentary
Non-member and HKIQEP member
Standard Price Complimentary
Non-member with CPD
Standard Price HKD 50