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International Symposium for Smart Energy Transitions in Asian Cities cum the Launch Ceremony of ALUN

Updated: Jun 20

Date: 2022 June 20 (Monday)

[+ Post-Symposium Internal Research Meeting (Day 2, on June 21)]

Time: 9:30am – 6:40pm [HKT+8]

Asian Energy Studies Centre (AESC), David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI), Department of Geography (GEOG), and Department of Government and International Studies (GIS) of Hong Kong Baptist University are co-organising “International Symposium on Transdisciplinary and Cross-sectoral Partnership for Smart Energy Transitions in Asian Cities cum the Launch Ceremony of the Asian Low Carbon Cities-Universities Network (ALUN) in June 2022. This symposium is one of the major events under the 3-year Research Impact Fund project.


Symposium aims

1. To enhance BU’s global visibility as a research hub of excellence in the fields of sustainable energy in Asia through the launch of ALUN to establish long-term interdisciplinary research collaboration and foster students’ cross-cultural and experiential learning opportunities;

2. To promote interdisciplinary research through bringing ALUN scholars from East Asian institutions at one place to exchange knowledge and discuss on collaboration plans; and

3. To make policy impacts on Hong Kong’s 2050 Carbon Neutral Goal. The symposium will strengthen and catalyse interdisciplinary research on low-carbon transitions and expand social impact through fostering collaboration across academics, utilities, governments, business and civil societies in East Asia. The research finding will support evidence-based climate policy-making.

The symposium featured mainly four sessions: (1) Transdisciplinary/ Interdisciplinary research in low-carbon communities; (2) Stakeholder engagement in energy transitions; (3) Multi-sectoral partnerships in low-carbon communities; (4) Young scholar section. Among the symposium participants from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, the UK and the USA, 17 speakers delivered presentations.

This Post-Symposium Internal Research Meeting (Day 2, on June 21) provided a discussion platform for the international and multi-disciplinary research consortium of a total of 30 team members to discover and develop the RIF project, and facilitated research conversations among collaborators from diverse disciplines. The research team consists of 11 HKBU academics, 9 collaborators from local and overseas universities, and 10 local and overseas partner organisations.


Photo Gallery of the Symposium

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