Date: 4–5 October 2023 (Wednesday–Thursday)
Venue: Lau Chor Tak Lecture Theatre (LT1) & CMA Lecture Theatre (LT2), Yasumoto International Academic Park G/F, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Format: Hybrid (in-person at CUHK and live-streaming)
Conference Website: https://www.gcsd2023.sdsn-hk.org/
Registration: Free admission https://www.gcsd2023.sdsn-hk.org/registration
The Global Conference on Sustainable Development is the first international conference organized by the Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
It aims to enable exchanges among academia, philanthropy, civil society institutions, the government and the private sector on the challenges and opportunities, as well as the way forward, in achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals adopted.
The Conference features a series of sustainability issues that closely connected to our daily lives:
Breakout Session 2
Building an age-friendly city in Hong Kong
The Sustainable Development Goals are intertwined and have differential impacts on the health of people. The session will discuss the impact of climate change to older people in Hong Kong, how physical and social environment affects their unequal healthy aging and why such environment is important to building an age-friendly city in Hong Kong.
Professor Helene Fung
Professor, Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Deputy Director, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing
Presentation title: How older people in Hong Kong can cope with hot temperature
Dr Eric Lai
Research Assistant Professor, CUHK Institute of Heath Equity
Presentation title: Environment and equity in healthy aging
Professor Jean Woo
Director, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing; Co‐Director, CUHK Institute of Health Equity