This Week: Dr Sarah Liao on Climate Change

Our guest this week is Dr Sarah Liao, the former secretary for the environment, transport and works of the HKSARG. She now serves as a special adviser to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong. A lifelong environmentalist, Dr Liao will discuss with us the challenge of climate change, focusing on what China and Hong Kong are doing to address global warming, the prospects of a US-China bilateral deal, and the outlook for a global agreement coming out of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December.


3 Responses to “This Week: Dr Sarah Liao on Climate Change”

  1. 1 euandus2 05/11/2009 at 11:32 pm

    Even letting the debate continue, when our species may hang in the balance, says something about us. I argue that there is a certain presumptuousness surrounding our approach to how we are addressing global warming that goes well beyond simply having a short-term perspective. What if the cockroach has a more sustainable position? I recommend the following post:

  2. 2 sophie pigot 21/11/2009 at 6:17 pm

    Coming from a country that is known for wet but relatively mild weather means a shortage of clean water has never been an issue. Water related problems are rarely mentioned at home. Unfortunately the last two days have made a rather foreign concept become too real for the people of Ireland. Two days of extreme flooding, the worst seen in 40years has left many towns and cities in the south with no clean drinking water. In my own town there is less than one day’s supply of uncontaminated water left. Water treatment plants have been badly damaged and thousands of homes have been flooded and some rescued. Those less fortunate must travel far for help because the local hospital AE unit in Cork’s biggest hospital was closed yesterday because the quay wall beside the hospital collapsed. Water crisis affect all regions around the world. Too bad Ireland isn’t a bigger player in international affairs, with so little time before “Hopenhagen” the government will be under serious pressure to reach a genuine proactive strategy agreement on climate change. Check out some photos of last nights rainfall affects.

  3. 3 dr.wong 20/12/2009 at 3:15 pm

    would like to contact dr sarah liao.

    dr wong , switzerland

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