TEDxCivic Exchange Countdown Kick-off- "Asian Green New Deal": Exploring Policies for a Green and Just Future

14 October 2020
Session Details
14 Oct 2020 20:00 - 22:00
Program Details

Deadline :
14 Oct 2020 20:00

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Organised by :
Civic Exchange, SUSTAINHK, HKUST Entrepreneurship Center

An Online live panel discussion, followed by Q&A


Inspired by the New Deal, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s socioeconomic reform proposals, the “Green New Deal” is a proposed package of legislation that aims to address climate change and economic inequality, championed by U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey.


As the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, leads a proposed “European Green Deal”, what coordinated actions are possible here in Asia? What would an “Asian Green New Deal” look like, and how feasible would it be?


In “Asian Green New Deal”: Exploring Policies for a Green and Just Future, the headlining event kicking off the TEDxCivicExchange Countdown program, we will be featuring policy experts from Hong Kong, Taipei and Malaysia to attempt to answer those very questions, by sharing best practices from around the world and their own policy recommendations.


All three speakers have extensive experience in policy research, working in conjunction with their respective governments and esteemed think tanks, and have been named Global Shapers by the World Economic Forum for their work in environmental sustainability.


Join us to explore how we can build a green and just future for our region!


Please register via Eventbrite for a ticket to participate in the Q&A via Zoom. We will be livestreaming the event on Facebook as well, but all interactions (e.g. polls, Q&A) will only be conducted in Zoom.


This kickoff event is part of the TEDxCivic Exchange, an initiative co-organized by Civic Exchange, HKUST Entrepreneurship Center and SUSTAINHK to introduce HK to community leaders working toward climate solutions for our city via a series of virtual gatherings.