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Club Panel: Climate Change – the Science and the Solutions

Date: 24 Mar 2020 12:30 PM | Venue:

Climate Change – the Science and the Solutions
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
12:30pm for 12:45pm – Lunch
1:15pm – Panel
1st Floor


Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. From the Australian bushfires to America’s Hurricane Dorian, catastrophes fueled by global warming struck every corner of the globe in 2019. While 194 states and the European Union have signed the UNFCCC ’s Paris Agreement to decrease global warming, activists are asking what governments are actually doing to limit the increase in the Earth’s temperature to 1.5 °C and demanding more action.


Closer to home, Hong Kong saw its warmest year on record in 2019. A year earlier, the city was hit by Mangkhut, one of the most intense typhoons in the city’s history. How can Hong Kong tackle climate change? What are the effects on our ecosystems? And what can businesses and individuals do to avert this climate crisis? Our panel of experts will discuss the potential impact on Hong Kong and the rest of the world.


The panelists include:
DR. CM CHENG: Dr. CM Cheng is Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, where he has worked in various roles for over 30 years. Starting as a weather forecaster, he became involved in a number of areas including automatic weather stations, aviation weather services, weather radar and satellite meteorology. On becoming Assistant Director, he was responsible for public weather services and oversaw the development of the observatory website and mobile app. He was appointed Director of the Hong Kong Observatory in February.
DR. YUN FAT LAM: Dr. Yun Fat Lam is Associate Professor, Department of Geography at The University of Hong Kong. His areas of research focus include ambient air quality sampling, future air quality and climate-change modelling. He received his BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Environmental Engineering and PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
DR. HANNAH MUMBY: Dr. Hannah Mumby is Assistant Professor at School of Biological Sciences and Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong. She specialises in environmental and conservation science, and science and policy interface. A Fulbright scholar, Dr. Mumby is the author of a recently published book, Elephants, which discusses their population decline amid the ivory trade.


$180 (MEMBERS)     $250 (GUESTS)
This event is only for club members, their guest and the media
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  • Please indicate your preference of dishes when placing the booking.
  • Guests who arrive after 1:00pm will be served lunch only after the event ends.


The total bill we charged to the member’s account.


Club Lunch Panel
Panelists: Dr. CM Cheng, Dr. Yun Fat Lam, Dr. Hannah Mumby
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Dining Room and Verandah
Parma Ham and Artichoke Heart Salad with Lemon Mayo
Parma Ham Julienne, Artichoke Heart, Salad Leaves, Arugula and Cherry Tomatoes
Cream of Tomato
Roasted Beef Roulade with Sautéed Mushroom & Red Wine Gravy
Sautéed Spinach with Garlic, Mashed Potatoes and Caramelized Carrots
Pan-fried Tilapia Fillet with Sherry Fish Gravy
Sautéed Spinach, Cauliflower and Cherry Tomatoes
Matcha Lava Tart
Coffee or Tea
Vegetarian Menu
Artichoke Heart Salad with Lemon Mayo
Artichoke Heart, Salad Leaves, Arugula and Cherry Tomatoes
Cream of Tomato
Indian Vegetable Biryani
Matcha Lava Tart
Coffee or Tea
*Please inform us if you have any food allergies or intolerances



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