HK Tertiary Schools COP21 Challenge 2015

How Can Hong Kong Become a Model in Addressing Climate Change Issues?

What is the Challenge?

A two-stage program to bring out the creativity and innovation of Hong Kong students in regards to solving climate change issues.

What is at Stake?

Demonstrate your creativity, learn new skills, and win the chance to represent your school at a two-day Work Shop organized by Pocket Parks Collective, and present your ideas to the Secretary for the Environment, Mr. KS Wong, JP.

How does it Work?

Stage One—Submit your Video: Students from all Hong Kong tertiary schools are invited to form teams and design a short video (maximum length 3-minutes) addressing a solution related to climate change and its impact on Hong Kong. 8-10 teams will be selected to continue to the second round.

Stage Two—Design-Thinking Workshop: Selected students will join an intensive two-day, overnight “Design Thinking” workshop to focus on developing feasible solutions to a specific climate change issue facing Hong Kong. Students will learn design-thinking principles and techniques, and will apply these new skills to this collective challenge. The workshop will conclude with a presentation by students for the Secretary for the Environment, Mr. KS Wong ,JP.

When does it take place?

Stage 1: Deadline for video submissions is midnight (11:59 pm) on 11th October 2015, with results posted by 20th October.

Stage 2: Saturday 31st October through Sunday 1st November 2015 at HKU Kadoorie Centre, Shek Kong, NT.

Who Can Participate? How?

All enrolled students from Hong Kong post-secondary schools are eligible. Build your team (up to 5 students) and submit your video by the deadline. Winners will continue to Stage Two at HKU Kadoorie Centre on 31st October 2015.

Why Participate?

1) Represent your school and compete against the smartest students in Hong Kong

2) Showcase your ideas and creativity to the broader Hong Kong community

3) Win the chance to

(a) join an all-expenses paid, two-day Design Thinking Workshop to learn, develop marketable skills and have fun;

(b) present your ideas on climate solutions to senior members of the Hong Kong government;

(c) get a certificate from the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau as a proof of your achievement; and

(d) receive French May membership card, entrance tickets for the French May opening concert and voucher from a French restaurant!

Why Now?

In December 2015, Hong Kong government representatives will join delegates from all over the world in Paris at “COP21” - the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 21st Conference of the Parties to discuss global solutions to climate change.