TEDxCivic Exchange (HK Chapter of TedXCountdown): "Our Time is Now for Climate Action"

Mid-October - November 2020
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10 Oct 2020 00:00 - 15 Nov 2020 23:59
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Civic Exchange, SUSTAINHK, HKUST Entrepreneurship Center

Climate change has long been one of the most pressing issues across the globe. As a key action arm of the university to drive student innovations and entrepreneurship for addressing societal issues, HKUST Entrepreneurship Center is proud to collaborate with Civic Exchange in TEDxCivic Exchange Countdown to spread ideas and call for climate actions through a series of events from mid-October to November.


TEDxCountdown is a global initiative from TED to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. Civic Exchange holds one of three licenses in Hong Kong to host a local chapter. TEDxCivic Exchange will introduce Hong Kong to community leaders working toward climate solutions for our city via a series of virtual gatherings that include presentations, panel discussions, and case studies.


TEDxCivicExchange prides in its focus on pushing for systemic change, providing a platform for policymakers, businesses, and civil society to collectively launch Hong Kong’s pathway to climate transition. Our theme is “Our Time is Now for Climate Action”. Our COUNTDOWN to a better future starts now.​


Our Mission Statement - #OurTIMEisNOWforClimateAction

The IPCC has urged we not exceed 1.5°C of warming above pre-industrial levels globally. As of 2019, we are at 1.1 degrees. We need a green and just transition for our society, and we need it now. ​Therefore, we need a collective vision for a green recovery and ambitious action to achieve this in HK and beyond. ​


Details and Event Schedule: https://www.hk2050isnow.org/event/tedxcivicexchange/ 


Civic Exchange is one of Hong Kong’s most established policy think tanks, using in-depth research and dialogue to inform policy and engaging stakeholders on addressing environmental and development challenges in Hong Kong.

CEx convened HongKong2050IsNow, a partnering initiative supporting Hong Kong’s transition towards carbon neutrality.


SUSTAINHK is the Global Shapers Hong Kong hub’s environmental sustainability project, focusing on climate action through increasing awareness of climate science and best practice sharing between the private and corporate sectors.


HKUST Entrepreneurship Center (EC), established in 1999 initially as Entrepreneurship Program, is an action arm of the university to cultivate students' entrepreneurial spirit, create a vibrant entrpreneurial environment and eco-system and connect ideas, technologies, resources and people.