The Fourth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC2017@HK), to be held in Hong Kong, will focus on Asia-Pacific leaders' policies and initiatives in confronting the global threats of climate change. ICCC2017@HK "Post-Paris Agreement: Time to Act" will gather top international and regional environmental experts from academia and government, and influential private sector leaders to explore issues vital to Asia in light of the recent Paris Climate Agreement.
The Paris Agreement was developed to fortify the global response to climate change by positioning the world to avoid dangerous climate change through limiting global warming to well below 2°C. The agreement will help empower countries in developing capabilities and implementing policies to reduce the impact of climate change.
The consequences of rapidly changing climates are already widespread. The threats from recent extreme climatic events, such as heat waves, droughts, floods, and wildfires, demonstrate significant vulnerability and exposure to every city in the world. The ICCC2017@HK will include overseas case studies on best practices in mitigation and adaptation, and comprehensive seminars presented by policy makers, academic and climate experts, as well as panel discussions on a range of critical topics. Asia's stakeholder responsibilities and roles in global climate control will be paramount in battling climate threats, and the ICCC2017@HK will help empower individuals and communities to take control of the future of their environment.