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Club Lunch: The Greening of Asia: Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

12:30PM for 12:45PM – LUNCH

Speaker: Mark Clifford
Executive Director of the Asia Business Council

Asia was enduring an environmental nightmare. In China alone, air pollution kills 1.2 million people a year. But change was on the way as a wealthier populace demands a better quality of life. The more than 300 million views of ‘Under the Dome,’ the searing documentary on China’s air pollution crisis, and the quick banning of the movie and discussion, showed the power of this issue. Mark Clifford, author of the just-published ‘The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency’ would talk about what was needed to start cleaning up the mess in China and throughout Asia.

Mark Clifford was the executive director of the Asia Business Council. Previously he was editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Standard, and Asia regional editor for BusinessWeek. He co-authored the Council’s books Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia’s Next Generation and Building Energy Efficiency: Why Green Buildings Are Key to Asia’s Future. Mark’s other books on Asia were on China’s entry into the WTO, the 1997-98 financial crisis, and Korea’s economic development. He had lived in Hong Kong since 1992.

Speaker: Mark Clifford,Executive Director of the Asia Business Council

Human Rights Press Awards


The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The 24th annual awards will be held on May 6, 2020, in a ceremony at the FCC. See last year’s winners.