Saturday 16 Dec 2017
In celebration of its 4th Anniversary, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change launched ‘JC–CUHK Climate Action’ on 16 December 2017, with funding of over $35 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The programme will run a series of education and outreach initiatives that aim to narrow the gap between climate awareness and climate action in Hong Kong.
Officiating at the 4th Anniversary and launch ceremony today were The Hon Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR Government, The Hon Sir C K Chow, Steward of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Professor Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK, Dr Rebecca Lee, Founder of the Polar Museum Foundation, and Professor Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK and Chairman of the Steering Committee for Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change.
Also introduced at the ceremony was a newly-launched mobile version of the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, which is a multimedia-enhanced and interactive exhibition series designed to educate users on the impact of climate change in an enjoyable and memorable way. The first collection in the series, ‘Polar Vision’ can be borrowed free of charge by schools, community centres and NGOs, beginning in January 2018.
In the coming three years, JC–CUHK Climate Action will organise different activities such as large-scale annual carnivals, eco-tours, visits and workshops to disseminate climate change and sustainability messages to a wide spectrum of audiences. It will also nurture the sustainability young leaders by building a platform for connection and information exchange, and providing training to university and secondary school students to promote public awareness of the need for climate action and sustainable development in Hong Kong.