Climate Change Educational Programs
Climate change is the biggest challenge our young people will face in their lifetimes. The HKAC has embraced this theme as one of our three pillars of the program. We received a grant from the Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) to conduct workshops and simulations for university students in HK. This relates to our concern for urban design, energy transition and smart cities in HK and the US.
Moot courts are a teaching method for students of law or other disciplines to deepen their understanding of the policy issues and legal frameworks, in this case, for the UN system on climate change. This activity advances skills in advocacy, research, and collaboration among participating students that are required for advanced professional work on climate change and related public
policy in global environmental protection. Click here to read more here.
We believe students learn by doing. Climate change is a complex matter. The only way to really grasp this complexity and work creatively for solutions is to put oneself in the situation and talk issues through with one’s peers. So we design simulations of policy dialogue among stakeholders, each seeking solutions while also protecting their core interests. We simulate the UN COP meetings each year, and we adopt the moot court process to advocacy exercises that help students present their cases for climate policy in local, regional and global settings. Click here to read more.
 2017 Past Events