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Hong Kong Geography Day 2014 Bridging Conservation and Development: A Pathway to Sustainable Future
|Ms. Christine Loh Kung-wai, Under Secretary for the Environment of HKSAR Environment Bureau gives a keynote speech on Hong Kong Geography Day 2014||Dr. Ng Cho-nam, Associate Professor in HKU Department of Geography gives a talk to secondary school teachers and students|
Hong Kong Geography Day 2014, co-organized by The Department of Geography at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Hong Kong Geographical Association, was held on HKU Main Campus on 22 November, 2014. The main theme of this year is “Bridging Conservation and Development: A Pathway to Sustainable Future”. The event discussed the current situation, issues and opportunities of socio-economic development as well as environmental and cultural protection in Hong Kong and elsewhere. Various ways to achieve a sustainable future in Hong Kong have also been explored.
An opening ceremony was held in the Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall on HKU Main Campus. Two keynote speeches were given by Ms Christine LOH Kung-wai, Under Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR Government, and Professor JIM Chi Yung, Chair Professor, HKU Department of Geography. An award ceremony was also held for secondary school International Geography Olympiad winners in 2013 and 2014. After the opening ceremony, three universities in Hong Kong, including HKU, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Baptist University, introduced their geography programmes, and a secondary school talk on “North East New Territories New Development Areas Planning: From a Geographical Perspective” was given by Dr. NG Cho Nam and Mr. Anthony YEUNG Kam Chuen. Various government departments, NGOs and private companies also set up booths to exhibit their geography-related work during the event. Facilities at the HKU Department of Geography were open to the public as well. It is estimated that about 450 people, including more than 260 secondary school teachers and students, participated in the event.
|Professor Jim Chi-yung, Chair Professor in HKU Department of Geography presents awards to International Geography Olympiad winners||Board exhibition of geography-related work by various government departments, NGOs and private companies|