【SDG Forum Series 2021-22】Save the polar bears … only? —Impacts of a Changing Cryosphere

Created on 21 Apr 2022
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Save the polar bears … only? —Impacts of a Changing Cryosphere


27 April 2022 (Wednesday)


7:00 – 8:30 pm (HKT)


Online | via Zoom; link will be provided upon registration


Cantonese & English


Professor Lin LIU
Associate Professor, Earth System Science Programme, CUHK

Founder of HK Discovery


Dr Kenneth LI
Lecturer, General Education Foundation Programme, Office of University General Education, CUHK


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Undernourished polar bears being stranded on melting ice, staring out at sea, lamenting the loss of their habitat… does the above description sound familiar to you?

In the past few decades, the cryosphere, which encompasses all the frozen places on our planet like glaciers, continental ice sheets, permafrost, snow and ice, has been melting at an unprecedented rate. What do you think are the impacts of a melting cryosphere? Not only does the melting in the Polar Regions threaten the existence of ice-dependent species, it also has significant impacts on water supply, food production, infrastructure and the risk of floods and droughts.

In this SDG Forum, Prof. Lin LIU will present the latest scientific findings on the changing cryosphere and how the melting in the Polar Regions hinders the progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular, SDG 13 (Climate Action), SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), and SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being). Mr Jan CHAN will share his experience in leading the expedition to the Polar Regions and highlight the importance of providing alternative learning experiences for local students to foster their sense of responsibility to society and the environment. 

The forum will be conducted in Cantonese and English, all are welcome. Click here for more details.

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Forum Series 2021-22 is co-organized by the Office of University General Education, CUHK and the Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Hong Kong).

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