UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
Seminars

Ming XU

Ming XU
Date:
14-Sep-2022
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Venue:
To be held virtually via Zoom
Title:
Carbon Neutrality And Life Cycle Thinking
Speaker(s):
Prof. Ming, XU
School of Environment
Tsinghua University

Mode: Via ZOOM (ZOOM link to be provided upon registration)

Registration: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=83589 (By September 11)


ABSTRACT

Carbon neutrality has become mainstream worldwide. Many countries have established timeline to achieve carbon neutrality, mostly around 2050. Life cycle thinking considers the entire supply chain of a product when evaluating its environmental impacts including impacts on the climate caused by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, also known as carbon footprint. Specifically, life cycle thinking can help achieve carbon neutrality by 1) identifying critical processes with great contributions to the carbon footprint to guide emission reduction, 2) assessing the true GHG emissions from all processes of the product’s supply chain to avoid emission shift among these processes, and 3) informing consumers to help make climate conscious purchase decisions.


THE SPEAKER

Ming Xu is a Professor in School of Environment at Tsinghua University. Prior to joining Tsinghua, he was a Professor in School for Environment and Sustainability and a Professor in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received the 2015 Robert A. Laudise Medal from International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE), the US National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2016, and the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2021. He serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Engineering for its Environment & Light and Textile Industries Engineering Section. He has been serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Resources, Conservation & Recycling since 2015 (2021 Impact Factor: 13.716). He was elected President of International Society for Industrial Ecology for 2023-2024.


Post event meeting (11 – 11:30 am HKT)

For colleagues who are interested to speak to Prof. Xu after the seminar, you are welcome to stay behind for the post event meeting from 11 – 11:30 am (HKT).

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