Spatial Justice, Spring 2021 Discussion Series
Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities Initiative (AUHI)
Department of Architecture
The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Zoom Link*: https://hku.zoom.us/j/93158645835
Meeting ID: 931-5864-5835
*The total number of attendance is limited to 300. First come, First served.
This lecture is open to the general public.
Hong Kong’s pledge to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 represents a revolution in every area of activity, including all disciplines related to the built environment. Not only do professionals have to get on board but government policy is also vital for the ‘brown to green transition’. Moreover, how people live, work and play must also change. The challenge is to start and sustain a revolution that is evidence-based and socially-minded. The bigger picture is China’s national push to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, which has global impact.
Professor Christine Loh, SBS, JP, OBE, Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, is Chief Development Strategist at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She was Under Secretary for the Environment in the HKSAR Government (2012-17) and a Member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council (1992-97 and 1998-2000). Loh has been active in public policy and politics since the 1980s. She founded and was the CEO of the non-profit think tank, Civic Exchange (2000-12), and helped to establish several non-profit organizations in Hong Kong related to the environment, equal opportunity, arts and culture, as well as human rights.
Professor Loh is currently a board member of the Robert HN Ho Family Foundation, board member of CDP Worldwide, board member of the Global Maritime Forum, member of the BASF Stakeholder Advisory Council, and an Advisor to HSBC’s Climate Advisory Panel. She also teaches a course on non-market risks at the Anderson School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles. She is a published author of many academic and popular works. Her expertise in environmental policy is well-known, including advised the World Health Organization and International Energy Agency on issues relating to air pollution and public health. Loh is a lawyer by training, and a commodities trader by profession. She received her legal training in England, and received honorary degrees of Doctor of Law from the University of Hull and Doctor of Science from the University of Exeter.