27 November 2020: BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2020

Takes place on 27/11/2020 until 27/11/2020

BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2020: Urban Transport on the Move: Connecting Policies, People and Business Opportunities

Date: 27 November 2020
Time: 9:25am – 5:30 pm
Online Conference

Transport is an important sector in Hong Kong – it enables the movements of people and goods, facilitates Hong Kong’s efficient commercial and business functions, and contributes to Hong Kong’s economic performance. At the personal level, transport supports people’s mobility needs and gets them connected.

However, unchecked growth in motorisation, over-reliance on fossil fuel vehicles and a car-centric city planning culture will exacerbate the transport sector’s impact on the environment. There are calls for rethinking the role of transport in the urban landscape and how cities should be planned so as to balance maintaining the mobility functions and to minimising externalities such as air pollution, greenhouse gases emissions and the loss of public space.

With COVID-19 and climate change, these questions become even more valid and pressing.  It is timely and necessary for policy makers, the business sector and the general public to explore how COVID-19 and decarbonsiation will reshape urban mobility. There are opportunities to respond to the changing mobility need of people and delivery of goods as well as to transform transport operation for better efficiency and enhanced resilience.

EnviroSeries Conference is one of BEC’s flagship events held twice per year that aims to provide a cross-sector forum to discuss and address key issues related to Hong Kong’s environmental sustainability. This is now an opportune time for us to re-visit and re-focus on transport.

The Conference will be structured into 4 sessions:

  • Session 1: Planning for a Sustainable and People-centric Urban Transport System
  • Session 2: Future Private Mobility and Public Transport
  • Session 3: Business Innovation and Opportunities in Post-COVID-19 Urban Mobility
  • Session 4: Promoting Active and Inclusive Transport

 

For more details, please contact Ms Jill Chow:
Phone: +852 2784 3942
Email: jill@bec.org.hk
Website: https://bec.org.hk/en/eventinfo?eid=1