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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Korea University – SCL
Korea University – SWM
National Taiwan University
National University of Singapore
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
Universitas Indonesia
Universiti Malaya
The University of Auckland
The University of British Columbia
The University of Sydney
University of the Philippines
Waseda University

APRU universities are joining the effort with higher education institutions and high schools across the planet to offer 100 events in 50 countries to join in critical discussions to our collective future, how an ambitious Green Recovery action can put us on the way to solving climate change by 2030.

Climate-concerned university and high school faculty worldwide, and across disciplines, will assign these webinars as homework, using them as a springboard for discussing regional climate solutions, energy justice, and a Green Recovery. Attend the 2021 webinars and use them to #MakeClimateaClass.

300 interns from 25 countries have gathered in 2021 with a mission: to engage 100,000 students around the world in Global Dialogs and find a solution to the climate crisis by 2030.

From April 7th, more than 100 universities, educators, & individuals around the world will be attending an hour-long webinar focused on local solutions to #climatechange. Join one of the largest academic movements of 2021! Take the pledge and click the link to find out more! More info about Solve Climate by 2030

Webinars from The Chinese University of Hong KongKorea University – SCLKorea University – SWMNational Taiwan UniversityNational University of SingaporeTecnológico de MonterreyUniversidad de Los Andes, ColombiaUniversitas IndonesiaUniversiti MalayaThe University of AucklandThe University of British ColumbiaThe University of SydneyUniversity of the Philippines, and Waseda University.

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Climate Resilience in Hong Kong

Hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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“Climate Resilience in Hong Kong” organized by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 14 April 2021 attracted some 200 people from 14 countries/regions around the world to examine what the government, the private sector and civil society can do to foster climate resilience in Hong Kong. Our audience spans across a wide spectrum of professions, ranging from teachers, researchers, government officials, environmental advocates to students and professionals in city planning and the power industries.

As part of the Solve Climate by 2030 worldwide campaign, the webinar will serve as a teaching tool for universities and secondary schools around the world and facilitate the development of climate solutions (#MakeClimateAClass). See what others around the world are doing to combat the climate crisis by watching other webinars on the campaign website.

CUHK will continue to promote sustainability through teaching, research and community engagement to address the global grand challenge of climate change. We look forward to working with you in concerted efforts to bring a sustainable future to our world.

Three recommendations from the webinar:

  1. The government should take a long-term perspective and cross-policy collaboration in undertaking progressive measures to mitigate and adapt to climate crisis with a set timeline.
  2. The business sector should turn climate crisis into opportunities for creative long-term mitigated and adaptive self-reliant responses across the value chain. Protective measures and regular risk assessments should be undertaken to prepare for climate events. Besides, public communications may be down during adverse situations, so business companies should develop communication channels to reach the customers directly.
  3. Green finance should be advocated. Financial investments should support sustainable development projects and initiatives, environmental products, and industries that encourage the development of a more sustainable economy.

CUHK, in collaboration with SDSN Hong Kong and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (to which CUHK is a member), will take part in this campaign which will be one of the largest academic movements of 2021.

The CUHK webinar will explore what the government of Hong Kong, the private sector and the civil society can do to foster climate resilience in the city’s developments. Mr. Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment will speak on the city’s plan towards carbon neutrality, Dr. Jeanne Ng, Director, CLP Research Institute will speak on the building of climate resilience in the power sector, and Dr. William Yu, CEO, World Green Organisation will talk about how to get the community ready to build urban resilience in face of the climate crisis.
Please join us in the webinar to find local solutions to climate change.

Date & Time: April 14, 2021 from 3PM-4:20PM (HKT) Time Convertor


Registration Deadline: April 13,2021 at 5PM (HKT)

Mr. Wong Kam-sing
GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR GovernmentBiographyMr. Wong Kam-sing was born in 1963 and graduated from the Department of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong. He received further education on sustainable built environment in the postgraduate programme from the University of British Columbia in Canada. He assumed the post of the Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR Government on 1 July 2012.
As an architect by profession, Mr. Wong has been promoting sustainable built environment since 1990s. His designs and researches on sustainable built environment have won him various local, regional and international awards. He served as the founder Chairman of the Environment and Sustainable Development Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the Chairman of the Professional Green Building Council and the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Green Building Council, and has contributed to the promotion and research of the standards and guidelines for sustainable built environment applicable to the high-density urban environment of Hong Kong.During his tenure as the Secretary for the Environment, Mr. Wong has launched and updated a number of policy blueprints covering air quality, waste management, energy saving, climate actions and biodiversity.Towards Carbon Neutrality

The 2020 Policy Address announced that Hong Kong would strive to achieve carbon neutrality before 2050. Later this year the Government will update Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan covering the latest strategies on climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience.
In 2014, Hong Kong’s carbon emissions peaked. In 2017, the Government launched Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2030+ which mapped out the decarbonisation target and climate actions up to 2030.

This year we are in the process of issuing various updated or new environmental plans that will reinforce the forthcoming climate action plan. For example, the “Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035” published in February sets out the vision of “Waste Reduction • Resources Circulation • Zero Landfill” and ways to tackle the challenge of waste management up to 2035. The first “Hong Kong Roadmap on Popularisation of Electric Vehicles” was released in March to guide Hong Kong towards zero vehicular emissions before 2050.

Dr. Jeanne Ng
Director, CLP Research Institute, CLP Holdings LimitedBiographyDr. Jeanne Ng is currently the Chair of the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals Limited (HKIQEP) and Director of the CLP Research Institute. Dr. Ng holds a BSc in Toxicology from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Environmental Management from the University of Hong Kong. She has a decade of consulting experience in Hong Kong’s environmental industry as one of Hong Kong’s foremost experts in air and greenhouse gas emissions inventories, including developing Hong Kong’s first greenhouse gas inventory manual for the HKSAR Government.She joined CLP in 2003 and was involved in starting up its Group Environmental Affairs and Group Sustainability functions. She was also involved in setting up CLP Group’s first: renewable energy targets, Climate Vision 2050 carbon reduction targets and CLP’s Sustainable Development 2030 targets.Dr. Ng attended the side events of the Conference of the Parties (COP) at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) every year between 2008 and 2017 (COP14-23) through CLP’s involvement with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). As an active member of their Climate and Energy focus area and their Electric Utilities Sector project, she has contributed to power sector and climate change-related WBCSD publications.

Building Climate Resilience in the Power Sector

Under a business-as-usual scenario, the average global temperature rise is projected to be around 3 to 4 °C. Evidence suggests that, even under the 1.1°C of average global temperature rise recorded to date, significant climate-related risks are already emerging.

Physical climate risks have the potential to compromise the integrity of power generation, transmission and distribution assets, as well as disrupt the value chain including upstream fuel supply and downstream service delivery. CLP already has a range of measures in place to enhance the reliance of its plants and operations and it is currently building capacity to assess future physical climate risk at an asset level.

Dr. William Yu
CEO, World Green OrganisationBiographyDr. William Yu is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of World Green Organisation (WGO). Dr. Yu is an energy economist and climate professional by training and completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge. He also earned an Executive MBA degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in the US. Dr. Yu had gained valuable regional management experience by working at US multinationals and a financial institution. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of several universities. His publications in international academic journals cover energy policy, indoor built environment, green manufacturing, as well as the United Nations (UN) Green Business Guide.Dr. Yu is the ESBN Task Force Member of The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific of the UN. He also serves as Chairman in the Judging Panel of the BDO ESG Awards and Deputy Chairman in the Smart Living Award under the Hong Kong ICT Awards. He is a Faculty of The Hong Kong Green Building Council. Dr. Yu belongs to the Air Quality Objectives Review Working Group of the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department, and is a Member of the Appeal Board Panel, Town Planning as well as Sustainable Development Council, HKSAR Government. He is also a Steering Committee Member of FOOD-CO of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund. Dr. Yu has served as Vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Social Impact Analyst.Getting Community Ready to Build Urban Resilience in Face of Climate Crisis

Rapid urbanisation will bring 70% of the world’s population to urban areas by 2050. In light of climate uncertainties, our cities will be facing increasing types of risk, ranging from environmental, socio-technical to socioeconomic. However, building urban resilience is often limited to the discussion on infrastructure and system equilibrium on the policy and academic level. The engagement to involve stakeholders, especially the general citizens to build adaptive capacity is lacking. The emergency of global pandemic has not only exposed fragility across our urban systems but also revealed the importance of flexibility to cope with the current and future catastrophic failures—expected and unexpected. Building resilient urban systems actually requires different degrees of persistence, transition and transformation. Community engagement and research should be conducted to provide further insights on the processes and fill the gap.

Prof. Tung Fung
Director, Institute of Future Cities, CUHKProf. Tung Fung is professor and chairperson of the Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He serves concurrently as Director of the Institute of Future Cities (IOFC) and Associate Director of the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES) at CUHK. He was Associate Vice-President of CUHK (2009–2017), Interim Dean of Faculty of Social Science (2014) and Chairman of the Department of Geography and Resource Management (2005–2008). Under his leadership, a campus master plan was conducted and seven academic buildings and five new colleges were built, and the University earned the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence in 2009 and 2014. Prof. Fung’s researches include the integration of the geographic information system (GIS), census and satellite data for hill fire modeling, environmental quality assessment, wetland monitoring, mangrove species mapping, and leaf area index modeling. He also developed techniques in hyperspectral data analysis, object-oriented image analysis, and multifractal analysis for image fusion, image classification, and change detection. Prof. Fung led his research team to work on consultancy projects on broad land use mapping, GIS in planning studies and mangrove habitat mapping for various government departments. He is currently leading IOFC in smart city research in the development of novel sensors and data analytics for smart building and environment.
Prof. Mee Kam Ng
Programme Director, Urban Studies Programme, CUHKProf. Mee Kam Ng is Vice-chairman of the Department of Geography and Resource Management, the Director of the Urban Studies Programme, Associate Director of the Institute of Future Cities, the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies and the Yunus Social Business Centre at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners and academic advisor of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design. She was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in the United Kingdom in 2016. She has completed over 30 research projects and published widely on planning, governance and sustainability issues in Pacific Asia. Her publications have earned her six Hong Kong Institute of Planners’ Awards and the 2015 Association of European Schools of Planning Best Published Paper Award. She has been consultant to the United Nations, the European Union and the Municipal Government of Shenzhen. The Urban Studies Programme she directed is a Member of the UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign, promoting the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.


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[OJERI] Climate Solutions for Korea
‘기후변화의 해결책 모색’ 웨비나 개최
(‘Searching for Solutions to Climate Change’ webinar)

Hosted by Korea University

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고려대학교 오정리질리언스 연구원(OJEong Resilience Institute; OJERI)에서 2021년 4월 9일 오후 3시 ‘기후변화 해결책 모색’을 주제로 웨비나(온라인 세미나)를 개최한다. 이번 웨비나는 전세계 50개국 100개 대학을 대상으로 조직된 ‘Solve Climate 2030’이라는 캠페인의 일환으로, 국내에서는 고려대학교 오정리질리언스 연구원이 최초로 주최하여 ‘Climate Solutions for Korea’라는 주제에 대해 토론할 예정이다. 이번 행사는 환태평양대학협회(Association of Pacific Rim Universities: APRU)가 후원하며, 고려대학교는 국내에서 유일하게 APRU의 ‘지속가능한 도시 및 조경 프로그램(Sustainable Cities and Landscape Hub)’에 리더로 참가하고 있다.

발표는 자연기반의 기후해결을 위한 과학의 역할(이우균 교수), MZ세대의 기후위기 소통을 위한 시민사회의 역할(김소희 사무총장), 기후위기 시대에서의 미래세대의 역할(강동렬 총괄)이며, 고려대학교 전진형 환경생태공학부 교수가 사회자로 나선다. 고려대학교 OJERI 이우균 원장은 최근 탄소중립달성을 위해 대두되고 있는 자연기반해법(Nature-based Solution)을 위한 과학계의 역할에 대해 논할 예정이다. (재)기후변화센터 김소희 사무총장은 기후위기의 최대 피해자이자 당사자인 미래 세대의 기후변화 인식제고 필요성과 실천을 강조할 예정이다. 한국 지속가능발전 해법네트워크(SDSN Korea) 청년위원회 강동렬 총괄은 청년세대가 기후위기를 극복하기 위해 어떻게 대응해야 할 지 SDSN Youth의 활동 사례를 중심으로 제시할 예정이다.

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Korea University OJEong Resilience Institute (OJERI) will hold a webinar (online seminar) on April 9, 2021 at 3 pm on the theme of ‘Searching for Solutions to Climate Change.’ This webinar is part of a campaign called’Solve Climate 2030′ organized for 100 universities in 50 countries around the world, and will be the first in Korea to be hosted by a researcher at Korea University Jeong-Ri Jillians Oh to discuss the topic ‘Climate Solutions for Korea’ . This event is sponsored by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), and Korea University is the only Korean university to participate as a leader in APRU’s Sustainable Cities and Landscape Hub.

The presentations are the role of science for nature-based climate solution (Professor Woo-gyun Lee), the role of civil society for communication of the MZ generation’s climate crisis (Secretary General Kim So-hee), and the role of future generations in the era of climate crisis (Director Dong-Ryeol Kang). Korea University Professor Jin-Hyung Jun, Faculty of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, will serve as the moderator. Korea University OJERI Director Woo-Gyun Lee will discuss the role of the scientific community for nature-based solutions that have recently emerged to achieve carbon neutrality. Sohee Kim, Secretary General of the Climate Change Center, will emphasize the necessity and practice of raising awareness of climate change among future generations who are the biggest victims and parties to the climate crisis. Dong-Ryeol Kang, general manager of the Youth Committee of SDSN Korea, will present the case of SDSN Youth’s activities on how young generations should respond to overcome the climate crisis.

Date & Time: April 9, 2021 from 3:00Pm-4:30PM (UTC +9) Time Converter


  1. Woo-Kyun Lee, Professor and Director, Korea University OJEong Resilience Institute
  2. Dong-ryul Kang, Manager, SDSN Youth Korea
  3. Sohee Kim, Secretary General, Climate Change Center

Moderator: Jinhyung CHON (Professor, Korea University)

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Global Lecture Series
Towards Sustainable Energy and Materials: Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage

Hosted by Korea University

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Date & Time: April 20, 2021 from 8PM (New York) / April 21, 2021 from 9AM (Seoul) Time Convertor

Prof. Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park
Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy
Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering
Columbia University in the City of New York, USAProfessor Park is the Lenfest Chair in Applied Climate Science at Columbia University and is also the Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, where she researches issues in energy, environmental engineering and particle technology. Park has received numerous honors and distinctions throughout her career as a researcher. Recently she has been appointed as a member of the International Committee at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, where she has also been elected as the Vice-Chair (2009-2011) and Chair (2011-2013) of the Fluidization and Fluid-Particle Systems Group and Treasurer (2010-present) of the Particle
Technology Forum. She has also recently received the James Lee Young Investigator Award, the NSF Career Award, and a nomination for the Packard Fellowship. In 2011, she was the distinguished speaker at the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit. A more complete list of her many accomplishments can be found on her website.A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Professor Park received a Bachelor of Applied Science with distinction and a Masters of Applied Science, both in Chemical and Biological Engineering. She received a PhD degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the
Ohio State University.

Climate Solutions 2030:
Taiwan Perspective on Green Infrastructure and Human Health

Hosted by National Taiwan University

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Date & Time: April 13, 2021 from 10AM-11:30AM (HKT/Taiwan Time) Time Converter

Language: Chinese

Prospected Audience: Student (4 grade in Undergraduate students/graduate students), Professors and Staffs


  1. Dr. Chun-Yen, Chang, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, National Taiwan University
  2. Dr. Po-Ju, Chang, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, National Taiwan University
  3. Dr. Bau-Show, Lin, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, National Taiwan University

Moderator: Chun-Yen, Chang (Professor)

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Green Recovery:
The Just Transition in Singapore

Hosted by National University of Singapore

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As part of CNCS’ Virtual Seminar Series, we have collaborated with Bard College’s Solve Climate by 2030 to hold a webinar on green recovery (from COVID) in Singapore. This webinar discusses the question of: How can an ambitious Green Recovery, based on state and local action, put us on the way to solving climate change by 2030?

We have invited 3 distinguished speakers – Mr. Tony Chan, Dr. Simon Schillebeeckx, and Ms. Melissa Low – to share their diverse expertise on the topic.

Date & Time: April 9, 2021 from 10AM-11AM (HKT/Singapore Time) Time Convertor


  1. Mr. Tony Chan – SEA Cities and Planning Lead, ARUP
  2. Dr. Simon Schillebeeckx – SMU Business
  3. Dr. Melissa Low – ESI Energy

Moderator: Dr. Kelly Siman, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

For more info, contact [email protected]

Climate Solutions for Mexico

Hosted by Tecnológico de Monterrey

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Date & Time: April 7, 2021 from 11AM (Mexico City Time) Time Convertor


  1. Dr. Luis Ricardo Fernández Carril. Coordinador de Sostenibilidad. Dirección de Vinculación e Impacto Social, Tecnológico de Monterrey.
  2. Dr. Luis Alberto Serra Barragán. Decano Asociado de Investigación de la Escuela de Ciencias Sociales y Gobierno y Director Ejecutivo de la Iniciativa de Energía del Tecnológico de Monterrey
  3. Ing. Adriana Lobo de Almeida. Directora Ejecutiva. World Resources Institute México (WRI)
  4. Francisca Manuela León Lenz. Estudiante de la Licenciatura de Relaciones Internacionales, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Santa Fe.

Moderator: Emb. Miguel Ruiz Cabañas Izquierdo. Director de la Iniciativa ODS en el Tecnológico de Monterrey.

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Hagamos del clima una clase
(Let’s make the weather a class)

Hosted by Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia

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Date & Time: April 7, 2021 from 3:30PM (Mexico City Time) Time Convertor


  • Catalina González, Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Facultad de Ciencias
  • Juan Camilo Cárdenas, Facultad de Economía
  • Carolina Urrego, Departamento de Ciencia Política, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales
  • Manuel Rodríguez, Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Ambiental, Facultad de Ingeniería
  • María Mercedes Andrade, Facultad de Artes y Humanidades
  • Carmen Gil, Departamento de Arte – Facultad de Artes y Humanidades

Moderador: Felipe Castro, Director del Centro de ODS para LAC

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Webinar Solve Climate by 2030

Hosted by Universitas Indonesia

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Date & Time: April 10th at 10AM-12PM (WIB) / 11AM-1PM (HKT) Time Convertor


  1. Dr. Ir. Ruandha Agung Sugardiman, M.Sc., General Director of Climate Change Control, Ministry of Environment and Forestry
  2. Ir. Bambang Susantono, MCP, MSCE, Ph.D, Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  3. Nur Hidayati, National Executive Director of Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia (WALHI)
  4. Galang Prakasa Yusuf Putra, Founder of Energi Karya Indonesia

Moderator: Dr. Mohammed Ali Berawi, M.Eng.Sc, Ph.D and Dr. Baiduri Widanarko, M.K.K.K., Ph.D

For more info, contact [email protected] or [email protected].

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Malaysia Solve Climate 2030:
Green Recovery, Climate Solutions, and a Just Transition

Hosted by Universiti Malaya

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2030 is the target year to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, including “SDG13: Climate Action”. Without immediate actions to combat the climate crisis, we may have to face extreme weather, floods, droughts and sea-level rise by 2030, with dire consequences.

The world’s top climate scientists have told us that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require global net human-caused carbon emissions to fall by about 45% by 2030 from 2010 levels, reaching ‘net zero’ around 2050. This would require unprecedented, rapid and far-reaching transitions to reduce carbon footprint at the global, national and local levels.

Malaysia continues to have its share of extreme weather events. These will be increasingly hard to manage in a global warming scenario, impacting the lives of many in diverse ways. Solving the climate change challenge is everyone’s business!

This year, for the first time Malaysia’s perspective will be included in the “Solve Climate 2030”- a Global Dialogue involving about 100 webinars in 50 countries to discuss how state, community and individual actions can put us on the path to solving climate change by 2030?

Join us for an afternoon of conversation with some of Malaysia’s thought leaders in climate action. The webinar will also include an exciting event: a sneak preview of the “UM-Nottingham Bite-Size Climate Action Online Modules for Malaysian Youth platform” that is currently under development.

This exciting webinar is the first event of the UM Global Engagement 2021. The launch of the UM Global Engagement 2021 will begin 15 minutes before this webinar.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Date & Time: April 13, 2021 from 3:00Pm – 4:30Pm (HKT/MYT) Time Convertor

Dr Helena Varkkey

Principal researcher, UM-Nottingham Bite-Size Climate Action

Senior Lecturer Department of International and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Malaya

Helena is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of International and Strategic Studies, UM. Her research focuses on the governance of transboundary haze pollution and the political economy of palm oil in Southeast Asia. More broadly, she seeks to understand how economic development can be reconciled with environmental sustainability in this resource-rich region. She is currently the project leader for “Bite-Size Climate Change: Online Modules for Malaysian Youth”, a project sponsored by the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur supported by EcoKnights, under the programme “Communicating Science for Climate Action”. The project aims to develop multi-platform learning modules focusing on simple actions that we can adopt at the personal level to mitigate climate change, and to highlight the science behind these small but mighty actions.

Dr. Gary William Theseira

Technical Advisor, Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre, Ministry of Environment and Water

Dr. Gary Theseira has more than a decade of experience in Climate Change and Sustainability Policy. He is a Senior Research Officer at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and consultant Technical Advisor to the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC). Between 2018 – 2020, he was seconded to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia (NRE) as Deputy Undersecretary before serving under the Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change as Special Functions Officer. Dr. Theseira holds a PhD. in Agronomy from Mississippi State University and conducted Post-Doctoral Research at the University of Minnesota.

Dr Yasmin Rasyid

Founder and President, Ecoknights

Yasmin is a marine biologist by profession and an environmentalist by passion. She has a degree in Marine Biology and a minor in Contemporary Religion from Duke University and a M.Sc. in Biotechnology and PhD in Sustainability Science from Universiti Malaya. Yasmin has 20 years of experience and knowledge in sustainability, community development, social entrepreneurship and social responsibility in Malaysia. She founded EcoKnights, an environmental NGO, in 2005 with the aim of assisting communities in the areas of sustainable development and served as the chairperson of the Malaysian Environmental NGO national coalition for four years from 2012-2017. She is now the Sustainability Director at Landlease Malaysia – a globally integrated real estate and investment group with core expertise in shaping cities and creating strong and connected communities.

Mr. Benjamin Ong

Head of Exploration, Accelerator Lab, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei Darussalam
Co-Founder, Urban Biodiversity Initiative
Founder, The Rimba Project Living Lab, Universiti Malaya

Benjamin is the Head of Exploration at UNDP Malaysia’s Accelerator Lab. A Chevening-CIMB scholar, he holds a BSc in Ecology from the Faculty of Science, University of Malaya and Masters in Sustainable Development from the University of St Andrews. Between 2014 and 2019, he anchored student volunteer engagement and environmental education at the UM’s Rimba Ilmu Botanic Garden through two platforms he founded: The Rimba Project and the Urban Biodiversity Initiative (Ubi). Benjamin’s interests centre on the relationship between humans and nature in cities, and on the power and agency of student volunteerism. His work has been recognised internationally: he won the Chevening Green Volunteer of the Year Award 2017, and the Marsh Award for Education in Botanic Gardens 2019.

For more info, contact Associate Professor. Dr Zeeda Fatimah Mohamad, the webinar coordinator at [email protected]

Climate Solutions 2030:
New Zealand Perspective

Hosted by The University of Auckland

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A webinar focussed on big, doable things that need doing in New Zealand if we really aim to stop climate change

The Future Cities Research Hub of the School of Architecture and Planning of the University of Auckland joins the international initiative Solve Climate by 2030 developed by the Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy (USA) during which universities from around the globe organise a simultaneous ‘global dialogue’ webinar focussed on ambitious but feasible regional and local solutions to help solve climate by 2030. Our webinar will involve presentations by academics, students and government representatives. Speakers will identify three big, doable things’ that need doing in New Zealand if we really aim to stop climate change.

Date & Time: April 16, 2021 from 8AM-9:30AM (HKT) / 12:00PM-1:30PM (NZST) Time Convertor


  1. Dr Stephen Knight-Lenihan, The University of Auckland, School of Architecture and Planning, Future Cities Research Hub: “Reducing emissions while preparing for the worst: how mangroves and coastal wetlands might help save us”
  2. Elrond Burrell, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment: “MBIE’s Building for Climate Change Programme: Mitigation Frameworks”
  3. Dr Niki Harré, The University of Auckland, School of Psychology: “Inspiring people to get involved in climate action: three key approaches”
  4. Robbie Anderson, Generation Zero UoA, The University of Auckland: “We are Generation Zero”

Moderators: Assoc Prof Paola Boarin & Dr Alessandro Premier, The University of Auckland, School of Architecture and Planning, Future Cities Research Hub

For more information please contact: [email protected] or [email protected].

Climate Justice:
What is UBC’s responsibility in relation to climate justice?

Hosted by The University of British Columbia

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What role can and should UBC play as we strive for climate justice? Join a discussion with UBC faculty and staff committed to this work.

The show will include reflections on what climate justice means to the panelists and the role they feel that UBC and postsecondary institutions have in relation to climate justice. Panelists will consider UBC as an institution engaging in education, research and outreach as well as the role of students, faculty and staff in bringing about climate justice.

Date & Time: April 9, 2021 from 1:30PM – 3:00PM (Pacific Time) Time Convertor


  1. Adriana Laurent (Project Administrator, UBC Climate Hub)
  2. Charles Menzies (member of Gitxaała Nation, Professor, Department of Anthropology, UBC)
  3. Jessica Dempsey (Associate Professor, Department of Geography, UBC)
  4. Sharon Stein (Assistant Professor, Department of Education Studies, UBC)


  1. Michelle Marcus (Environmental Sciences student; Former Climate Emergency Task Force Co-Chair; Climate Justice UBC divestment organizer)
  2. Tara Ivanochko (Academic Director, UBC Sustainability Initiative; Associate Professor of Teaching, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, UBC)

Part of the Climate Justice Series. Presented in partnership with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.

For more info, contact Dr. Tara Ivanochko,  [email protected]

Climate Solutions for Sydney, Australia for 2030

Hosted by the University of Sydney

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A dialogue on regional-level and local climate solutions

The world’s top climate scientists have told us that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require global net human-caused carbon emissions to fall by about 45 percent by 2030 from 2010 levels, reaching ‘net zero’ around 2050. This is also but doing so would require unprecedented, rapid and far-reaching transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities.

Australia continues to have its share of extreme weather events, droughts, heatwaves, floods and bushfires. These will be increasingly hard to manage in a global warming scenario, impacting the lives of many in diverse ways. The challenges posed by solving climate change challenge necessarily range across history, science, business, culture, economics, psychology, religion, government, media, journalism and the arts. Solving the climate change challenge is everyone’s business.

How can state and local action put us on the way to solving climate change by 2030?

Join us in this dialogue as we hear from experts discussing climate solutions, just transitions, policy and civic action.

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 7, 13.00 AEST (GMT +10) Time Convertor

Ms Lisa McLean
CEO, NSW CircularLisa is a circular economy and zero-carbon business transformation leader. She has been successfully advising industry and governments in developing new policy frameworks and regulations that bring about market change to enable the circular zero-carbon economy over the past 14 years.

This work has covered the energy, water, waste and mobility sectors in the UK and Australia.

Lisa established and led the Open Cities Alliance, a peak industry association with unique membership from government to private sector and research organisations. Open Cities advocates for the circular economy, prosumer rights and new local utility and mobility precinct approaches.

In Australia, Lisa initiated and established the Australian Solar Thermal Association (AUSTELA), advised electric mobility providers, and worked with Flow Systems from a start-up sustainable water utility to its major role in shaping a new sustainable water and now multi-utility market.

Starting her career as a political journalist working in the national press gallery, Lisa moved to advising ministers and premiers on education and climate policy, before heading to the UK to help establish the Clinton Climate Initiative.

Ms Linda Scott
Labor Councillor, City of Sydney CouncilLinda is a progressive leader.

She is currently serving as a Labor Councillor on the City of Sydney Council, formerly serving as Deputy Lord Mayor.

She is results driven, successfully advocating for increased City action on climate change and doubling library funding. She has won new affordable housing, and increased support for those experiencing homelessness. She has successfully advocated for new childcare and skate ramps, and spearheaded City action to fight racism and support refugees.

She sets the national agenda as President of the Australian Local Government Association and is the first woman to be elected as President of Local Government NSW, the peak body for NSW councils.

A strong supporter for reforming the Australian Labor Party, Linda won Labor’s first ever community preselection, where more than 4,000 people elected her to be Labor’s candidate for Lord Mayor of Sydney in the 2012 NSW Local Government Elections. Linda is also the Deputy Chair of Labor’s Sustainable Communities Committee.

Professor David Schlosberg
Director of the Sydney Institute for the Environment
Professor of Environmental Politics, The University of SydneyDavid Schlosberg is Director of the Sydney Environment Institute, Professor of Environmental Politics in the Department of Government and International Relations, and Payne-Scott Professor at the University of Sydney. He is known internationally for his work in environmental politics, environmental movements, and political theory – in particular the intersection of the three with his work on environmental justice. His other theoretical interests are in climate justice, climate adaptation and resilience, and environmental movements and the practices of everyday life. Professor Schlosberg’s more applied work includes public perceptions of adaptation and resilience, the health and social impacts of climate change, and community-based responses to food insecurity and shock climate events. He is the author of Defining Environmental Justice (Oxford, 2007); co-author of Climate-Challenged Society (Oxford, 2013); and co-editor of both The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society (Oxford 2011), and The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory (Oxford 2016). His latest book is Sustainable Materialism: Environmental Movements and the Politics of Everyday Life (Oxford 2019). Professor Schlosberg has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics, Australian National University, Princeton University, University of Washington, and UC Santa Cruz, among others.
Associate Professor Ali Abbas (Chair)
Director, Laboratory for Multiscale Systems
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of SydneyAssociate Professor Ali Abbas received both his bachelor’s and PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Sydney, Australia. He held a lecturing contract at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sydney before joining, in 2004, the new School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was appointed, in 2007, to the lecturing position at UNSW Asia in Chemical Engineering in the Division of Engineering Science and Technology. Associate Professor Abbas returned to the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Sydney later in 2007.

His engineering research is in Process Systems Engineering with emphasis on model-based optimal operation of particulate, energy and bio- systems. He has strong interests in education and teaching with particular focus on curriculum design and integration as well as on experiential e-learning and virtual worlds (such as the University’s Second Life world).

Professor Abbas is Chair of the organising committee for the inaugural ‘Australian Circular Economy Conference’ (ACEC).


For more info, contact [email protected]

Science and Art for Climate Action: a Co-Creative Process

Hosted by University of the Philippines Los Banos

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Press release by University of the Philippines Los Banos: DSDS shows how science and art are co-creative processes in climate action

The Department of Social Development Services, College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños together with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy, UP OVPAA, UP OIL, Oscar M. Lopez Center, and The Climate Reality Project PH are co-organizing a webinar entitled “Science and Art for Climate Action: a Co-Creative Process” from 2:00-4:00 pm on 14 April 2021 (Philippine Standard Time). The webinar will bring together artists, scientists, and community leaders to discuss ways on how co-creation in the arts and sciences can address some of the most pressing climate issues today.

Date & Time: April 14, 2021 from 2PM – 4PM (HKT/Philippine Standard Time) Time Convertor


  1. Dr. Rodel D. Lasco, Scientific Director, Oscar M. Lopez Center
  2. Ms. Nazrin Camille D. Castro, Country Manager, The Climate Reality Project, Philippines Branch
  3. Vicente Jaime R. Villafranca, Photojournalist
  4. Kiri Dalena, Independent Artist / Filmmaker

Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Marie Amparo, Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines Los Banos


For inquiries, kindly email the lead organizer, Dr. Jennifer Marie S. Amparo [email protected] or Prof. Ron Jay P. Dangcalan at [email protected]. For international and local webinars and learning resources for climate action, please visit the website:

Kindly show your support in co-creating climate action through science and art by using the hashtag #SolveClimateby2030 #CoCreatingClimateSolutions #ClimateActionNow

International Symposium:
Solve Climate by 2030 in Waseda

Hosted by Waseda University

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International Symposium “Solve Climate by 2030 in Waseda” is held on April 10 (Sat), 2021. We are looking forward to your participation. Please refer to the website for details of Solve Climate by 2030.

Date & Time: April 10, 2021 from 2PM-3:30PM (JST) Time Convertor

Language: English / Japanese with simultaneous interpretation

Prospected Audience: Student (Undergraduate Student of Waseda and other universities, Highschool Student of Waseda and other schools etc.), Professor and Staff


  • Mika Ohbayashi (Director, Renewable Energy Institute)
  • Rika Sueyoshi (Founder and Director of The Ethical Association)
  • Hajime Kamiya (Director for Urban Energy Promotion, Climate Change & Energy Division, Bureau of Environment. Tokyo Metropolitan Government)
  • Toshihide Arimura (Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics. Director, Research Institute for Environmental Economics & Management. Waseda University)

Moderator: Ken-Ichi Akao (Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences/Associate Director, Institute for Advanced Social Sciences)


Inquiries: [email protected]


Address: APRU International University Centre, Unit 902, Cyberport 2, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +852 2117 7060
Fax: +852 2117 7077