Conference Program

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10.00 AM – 12.30 PM


China National & GBA Cooperation Forum on Air Quality

Moderator: Prof. Christine LOH – Co-chair, 6RAQM; Chief Development Strategist, Division of Environment & Sustainability, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

This special five-part forum integrates deliberation on China’s national policies on air quality with policy development in the Greater Bay Area, including discussions on energy and climate change, maritime issues, as well as financing the green transition to realize China’s national ecological civilization goal; and including advancing environmental professional qualification.


Putting NOx & VOCs control on a higher priority, promoting synergetic control of PM2.5 & O3
Prof. HAO Ji Ming – Professor of Tsinghua University, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

Regional Cooperation and Enforcement on Air Quality and Cooperation on Climate Change
Mr. TSE Chin-wan – Under Secretary for the Environment, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Continuous Improvement of Air Quality in GBA: Observation and Reflections
Prof. ZHONG Liuju – Chief Expert of Atmospheric Environment, Department of Ecology and Environment of Guangdong Province

Live chat session
Prof. Christine LOHMr. TSE Chin-wan and Dr. Jeanne Ng

PRIMER-Pacific Rim Initiative for Maritime Emission Reductions
Dr. Sarah REES – Assistant Deputy Executive Officer, Planning, Rule Development, and Area Sources Division, South Coast Air Quality Management District

Practice China’s new climate strategy to achieve carbon neutrality in the Greater Bay Area
Prof. ZOU Ji – CEO & President of Energy Foundation China

Live chat session
Prof. Christine LOHMr. TSE Chin-wan, Dr. Jeanne Ng and Dr. Sarah REES

Green and Sustainable finance key developments
Dr. MA Jun – Chairman & President, Hong Kong Green Finance Association

BISIH-Finance for a Greener and Cleaner World
Ms. Bénédicte NOLENS – Head, BIS Innovation Hub Hong Kong Centre, Bank for International Settlements

Green Finance in the Greater Bay Area: Prospects for Future Innovation
Prof. FU Jingyan – Professor, Jinan University

Live chat session
Prof. Christine LOHMr. TSE Chin-wan, Dr. Jeanne Ng and Ms. Bénédicte NOLENS

The Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals (HKIQEP)
Dr. Jeanne NG – Chairman, Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals Ltd

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2.00 - 3.45 PM


[Session 1]: Regional Air Quality Management – Cooperation Opportunities Among Different Regions and/or Sectors

Moderator: Dr. Kenneth LEUNG – Principal Environmental Protection Officer, ‎Environmental Protection Department Hong Kong SAR

China’s effort to improve air quality took a major step forward with the State Council’s promulgation of the Air Pollution Action Plan 2013. Relevant national laws were revised in 2015 and 2018. A part of the effort to fight pollution is to encourage regional cooperation. This session looks at the efforts made in the Greater Bay Area (Hong Kong and Guangdong), Yangtze Delta Area (Shanghai and its environs) as well as in the Beijing-Tianjin region. The presenters are all key players in their respective regions in conducting scientific and policy work. They will also share their outlooks of regional cooperation into the 14th Five Year Plan (2021-25).


Introduction
Dr. Kenneth LEUNG

Regional Air Quality Control Strategy : Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Kenneth LEUNG – Principal Environmental Protection Officer, ‎Environmental Protection Department Hong Kong SAR

The worsening urban ozone pollution in China: What is the cause and how to control it?
Prof. WANG Tao – Chair Professor of Atmospheric Environment, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The prospect of VOCs monitoring technology system and research in industrial park
Mr. LIU Baoxian – Director, Beijing Municipal Ecological and Environmental Monitoring Center

Recommendation of air quality and ozone control mechanism in Guangdong Province
Prof. ZHANG Yongbo – Deputy Director, Guangdong Institute of Environmental Sciences

Ozone Pollution & Prevention in the YRD
Dr. FU Qingyan – Director, Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Centre

Live chat session
Dr. Kenneth LEUNG, Prof. Christine LOH, Prof. WANG Tao

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4.00 - 6.00 PM


[Session 2]: The rising photochemical pollution problem and solutions: VOCs, ozone and fine particulate matters

Moderator: Prof. Frank LEE – Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Since the State Council’s promulgation of the Air Pollution Action Plan 2013, China as a whole has made great strides in reducing fine particulate matter. However, ozone remains a very major headache for scientists and policy-makers. The presenters in this session will share their experience and successes in controlling fine particulate matter, as well as point the way to what is needed and being prepared to deal with ozone, which is considered the most challenging pollutant to control.


Volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere: Importance of accurate measurements
Prof. Don BLAKE – Distinguished Professor, University of California, Irvine

Higher Toxic Organics Production due to Oxidation: Isocyanic Acid as a Case
Prof. SHAO Min – Professor, Jinan University

Tracking Urban Pollution Sources Using Hourly Measurements of Organic Molecular Markers
Prof. Jian YU – Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Black Carbon Aging and PM Pollution
Prof. HU Min – Professor, Peking University

Enhanced secondary pollution offset reduction of primary emissions during the COVID-19 lockdown in China
Prof. DING Aijun – Professor, Nanjing University

Responses of Atmospheric Processes and Pollutants to Passive Emission Reductions
Prof. ZHANG Hongliang – Professor, Fudan University

Study on characteristics of air quality change and supporting technology of monitoring and forecasting in PRD region
Prof. CHEN Duohong – Guangdong Environmental Monitoring Center

Live chat session
Prof. Frank LEE, Prof. Peter LOUIE, Dr. Kenneth LEUNG, Prof. Jian YU

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Day 2

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 | 09.00 – 10.30 AM


[Session 3]: Source, Transport and Prediction of Air Pollutants

Moderator: Prof. CHAN Chak-Keung - Dean & Chair Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong

The hard work done over the past decade in air science and air quality modelling in China has been crucial to advance understanding of the air pollution control with notable successes in reducing fine particulate matter. However, there is much more cutting-edge scientific work to be done, including with ozone. The presenters in this session will discuss the pollution sources, their transport including long-range, and how modelling helps with making predictions, which in turn help policy-makers to consider control measures.


Introduction
Prof. CHAN Chak-Keung

Modeling the impacts of air pollution on human health and crop yield across China with 5km resolution NAQPMS
Prof. WANG Zifa – Professor, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS

Air Quality and Health Co-Benefits upon China’s Integrated Air Quality Control Policies during 2015-2019
Prof. Jimmy FUNG – Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Global Tropospheric Ozone
Prof. Guy BRASSEUR – Professor, Senior Scientist and Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

A newly integrated VOCs source profile dataset in China
Prof. Allen ZHENG – Professor, Jinan University

Two main origins of Intermediate Volatility Organic Compounds (IVOCs) Emissions from vehicles in China
Prof. YUAN Zibing – Professor, South China University of Technology

Live chat session
Prof. CHAN Chak-Keung, Prof. Jimmy FUNG, Prof. YUAN Zibing, Dr. Sha (representing Prof. Allen ZHENG)

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11.00 AM – 12.30 PM


[Session 4]: New and Emerging Issues

Moderator: Mr. Simon NG – Director of Policy & Research, Business Environment Council

Air pollution is one of the major public health risks in the world according to the World Health Organisation, killing 700,000 people prematurely each year. The presenters in this session include not only air scientists but also experts in public health, industry and economics. Together, they will paint a picture of the socio-economic impact of air pollution on the health of communities and the importance in public policy terms to ensure controlling air pollution remains a high priority in China.


Introduction
Mr. Simon NG

Susceptibility to the health effects of air pollution
Prof. ZHU Tong – Dean, Professor, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University

Trends in Hong Kong Ambient Air Pollutants and Implications for Health Effect
Prof. H. Christopher FREY – Futrell Distinguished University, Professor at North Carolina State University and Adjunct Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Personal Exposure of PM2.5 in Hong Kong – Chemical and Toxicological Characteristics
Prof. HO Kin Fai – Associate Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong

PRAISE-HK: From Outdoor Air Quality Control to Integrated Exposure Management
Prof. Alexis LAU, JP – Chair Professor, Division of Environment and Sustainability

Change of IAQ monitoring for improving our indoor environment
Dr. SHEK Ka Wing – Assistant Manager (Environmental Div.), CMA Industrial Development Foundation Limited

How COVID-19 has changed the air quality-related components of the green and healthy building standards
Ms. Grace KWOK – Chairman and Executive Director, Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited

Live chat session
Mr. Simon NG, Prof. Alexis LAU, Prof. Chris FREY, Ms. Grace KWOK

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2.00 - 3.45 PM


[Session 5]: New and emerging issues, including COVID-19 & lessons learned

Moderator: Dr. Jeanne NG – Co-chair, 6RAQM; Chairman, Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals Limited

Emerging drivers, trends and technologies are changing the expectations of the future society wants. As the world moves towards an increasingly decarbonized future, there is a need to expand the focus from emissions control and prevention towards including wider systemic changes in the energy, infrastructure and heavy industry sectors. In the quest for a cleaner world, the social and economic needs and priorities of our people and planet must also be address. The COVID-19 pandemic serves as a reminder of the importance and challenges of striking that balance required for sustainable development. In this session, researchers and industry leaders will share their perspectives and insights on the path to achieving sustainability.


Introduction
Dr. Jeanne NG

Rise of a new generation of air quality monitoring techs: verifying, testing and application
Prof. GAO Jian – Professor, Chinese Academy of Environmental Sciences

Sensor technology innovation for smart environmental management
Prof. NING Zhi – Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Live chat session
Dr. Jeanne NG, Prof. NING Zhi

Decarbonisation of Hong Kong’s Power Supply
Mr. Joseph LAW – Senior Director, Planning & Development, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited

LNG for a Green Shipping Future
Mr. JOHN LO – General Manager, Trading & Supply (of an international oil company)

Zero Emission Local Ferries
Prof. Peter LOUIE – Adjunct Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Decarbonizing Transportation
Dr. Eric CHONG – President & CEO, Siemens Ltd

Live chat session
Dr. Jeanne NG, Mr. John LO, Dr. Eric CHONG

Emerging Trends in the Construction Industry
Mr. Thomas HO, JP – Chief Executive, Gammon Construction Limited

Sustainable Infrastructure Standards and Trends
Ms. Grace KWOK – Chairman and Executive Director, Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited

Environmental Talent for the Growing ESG Industry
Mr. Brian HO – Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young

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3.45 - 4.00 PM


Closing Ceremony
& Award Presentation Ceremony


 


Rules & Regulations : 

  • The Symposium Secretariat reserves the right to change, including but not limited to the program contents, speakers and schedule of the event
  • The Organizing Committee reserves the right to make the final decision in case of disputes

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