Distinguished SDG Lecture by Mr Grammenos Mastrojeni

Created on 13 May 2022

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‘Climate Change: Vulnerability and Adaptation’

Evidence is clear: the world is facing a climate emergency. In 2010 – 2019, average annual global greenhouse gas emissions reached their highest levels in human history. Against this backdrop, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) called upon countries to commit to accelerate climate action, forging the Glasgow Climate Pact. As the world grapples with keeping 1.5°C within reach, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III’s report gives us a reason to opt for optimism: we have the tools and know-how to halve emissions. By adopting the right policies, putting in place the necessary infrastructure and technology, making far-reaching lifestyle and behaviour changes would enable us to make strides toward SDG 13 – Climate Action.  

Date 19 May 2022 (Thursday)

Distinguished SDG Lecture:
Rome | 11:00–12:00 (UTC+2)
Hong Kong | 17:00–18:00 (UTC+8)

Q&A Session:
Rome | 12:00–12:30 (UTC+2)
Hong Kong | 18:00–18:30 (UTC+8)

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Venue Online | via Zoom
Language English

Moderator at Q&A session

Professor Ng Mee-kam
Director, Urban Studies Programme
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Mr Grammenos Mastrojeni

Grammenos Mastrojeni is the Senior Deputy Secretary General of the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean. He is also a diplomat, professor, and writer who has focused for the past 25 years on the societal, economic and geopolitical impact of environmental degradation and environmental protection, human cohesion, peace, and security. He published 8 books, including Greenhouse effect, war effect, written together with the climatologist Antonello Pasini (Chiarelettere, 2017), and The Ark of Noah – Saving together our Common Home that ranked as best-selling essays.

Distinguished SDG Lecture by Mr Grammenos Mastrojeni is co-organised by Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (MoCC), The Hong Kong chapter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Hong Kong) and the Italian Cultural Institute of Hong Kong (ICI).

19 May 2022 (Thursday)