Message from the 2022 Convening Institution
Universities are transformational leaders in advancing sustainability to combat climate change.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is honored to take up the convenorship of the Hong Kong Sustainable Campus Consortium (HKSCC) again and chair the executive committee in 2022. Since the establishment in 2010, the HKSCC has continuously been engaging, informing, and empowering universities to take collective action on climate change and sustainable development.
Universities are transformational leaders who explore new approaches and develop green solutions to combat climate change in ensuring sustainable development. PolyU cherishes sustainability values, abides by sustainability practices, advances knowledge of sustainability and achieves excellence in sustainability by integrating sustainability in research and teaching, campus operations and development as well as knowledge transfer and outreach.
With the University’s commitment to playing a leading societal role in the pursuit of carbon neutrality, a task force to drive the development of a carbon neutral campus through adoption of best practices and sustainable technologies, including PolyU’s own path-breaking research and innovations has recently been established. The task force will also explore how to expand the application of PolyU’s research with a view to benefit our community and helping our city and nation achieve the carbon neutrality goal.
We look forward to working with member institutions to foster more innovative and decarbonization solutions and participate actively in climate actions to address local and regional sustainability challenges for the benefit of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world.
Joint effort from the eight member institutions of the HKSCC to support and contribute to the carbon neutrality roadmap in our society will advance Hong Kong’s achievement of the goal of carbon neutrality before 2050.
Christopher Chao Lawrence Lau
Co-Chair, HKSCC Executive Committee Co-Chair, HKSCC Executive Committee