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Risk Mitigation: Rising Ocean Levels & an Unhealthy Ocean

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 12:20 - 13:00

Location: Sustainable Partnership Theatre

Overview

The ocean is the heart of our climate machine. Its deterioration will no doubt lead to major consequences affecting all of us on Earth, ranging from rising sea levels and extreme weather events to loss of biodiversity. What are the pertinent risks for our economy and human life?

Learnings

  • What is the state of information on sea level rise and extreme weather events?
  • How can industry collaborate with government, the science community and other key stakeholders to advance coastal infrastructure adaptation and ensure resiliency during extreme weather events?

Post Event Actions

  • Understand the key trends, opportunities and risks linked to rising sea levels and extreme weather events, and the impact they will have on your organization, sector and economy
  • Explore how your organization and sector relate and are able to contribute towards investment and innovation opportunities for improving resiliency in face of rising sea levels and extreme weather events

Speakers

MODERATOR

Charles Goddard

Editorial Director

The Economist Group

Charles Goddard

Editorial Director

The Economist Group

Charles Goddard imagines and builds The Economist Group’s flagship initiatives. He works closely with partners on themes ranging from ageing and longevity to climate change, global health security and the sustainable ocean economy. Based in Hong Kong, Charles was previously editorial director, Asia, at the Economist Intelligence Unit and managing director of the Economist Corporate Network, a peer network for senior executives. He is executive director of the Group’s World Ocean Initiative.

Yvonne Chan

Manager of Business and Strategy

Intensel Limited

Yvonne Chan

Manager of Business and Strategy

Intensel Limited

Yvonne is Manager of Business and Strategy, Intensel Limited, an AI-powered climate science for predicting climate risks. Yvonne has diverse experience working in climate and sustainability issues within business and NGO sectors. She has a MSc in Climate Change Finance and Investment from University of Edinburgh, and is a CPA.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Bridging the business and people with scientists to better understand physical climate risk, and support the world to strengthen resilience capacity and take climate action.

Joe Shing-Yip Lee

Professor and Director, Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Joe Shing-Yip Lee

Professor and Director, Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Joe Lee is an ecosystem ecologist specializing in coastal wetlands (e.g. mangroves and salt marshes). His current interests focus on the ecosystem services of coastal wetlands, and how these may be impacted by anthropogenic environmental changes, particularly intense coastal urbanization in tropical estuaries.

Debra Tan

Director & Head

China Water Risk

Debra Tan

Director & Head

China Water Risk

Tan heads CWR, a non-profit that aims to “mainstream” water and climate risks into financial decision-making and corporate strategies. She built CWR from an idea into a leader in the global water risk conversation, be it waternomics or valuation methodologies. Tan spends her spare time exploring Himalayan glaciers in Asia.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Ensuring water for all in a changing climate.

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