Planetary crossroads: Investing in innovations for a sustainable future

25 March 2024 I HONG KONG
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Climate Themes

There’s No Planet B

The six remaining years of this Decade of Action are crucial for delivering meaningful climate and nature action.

The achievement of global commitments and targets, including the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 1.5°C climate pathway and the 30 by 30 Global Biodiversity Framework of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), will depend significantly on the ability to scale and accelerate the implementation of innovative solutions and systems. Globally, government and business leaders are under immense and complex pressures from a poly-crisis of accelerated climate warming that has aggravated already fragile biodiversity, food, water, resources and socioeconomic systems.

The One Earth Summit marks a pivotal global gathering for sustainability leaders to forge a path towards achieving net-zero emissions. With the countdown to the 2030 climate change deadline, the Summit will bring together 500 leaders and changemakers to promote personal, organizational, and planetary well-being through interconnectedness, diversity, and inclusion.

As a vital bridge between East and West, Hong Kong is strategically positioned to foster international collaboration and pioneer sustainability transformation in the region. With the invaluable support of the World Economic Forum’s influential network of public, private and philanthropic world leaders, the One Earth Summit is poised to be a future cornerstone of ideation and innovation.

Meet our Key Speakers

Prof Poman Lo 
Chair of One Earth Summit Board of Advisory, and Founder of the Institute of Sustainability and Technology
Mr Siddharth Chatterjee
United Nation Resident Coordinator in China
Prof Nancy Y. Ip
President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Mr Vuk Jeremić
President of Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) 
Ms Deepali Khanna
Vice President of Asia Regional Office, The Rockefeller of Foundation
Dr Justin Yifu Lin
Dean of Institute of New Structural Economics, Peking University
Mr Hiro Mizuno
Special Adviser to CEO of MSCI
Mr Ng Boon Heong
Chief Executive Officer of Temasek Foundation
Mr Joe Ngai
Senior Partner and Chairman of McKinsey Greater China
Prof Johan Rockström
Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Event Program

OES will focus on five distinct areas to address the climate and nature crisis:

Water & Nature Based Solutions

With the global population projected to be 8.5 billion by 2030, innovations in water use are vital to meet the increasing demand and contribute to food security, job creation, and sustainable city planning.

Food & Agriculture

This sector is pivotal as it emits  a third of global greenhouse gases. Innovation is crucial to achieving sustainable, nutritious food supply and addressing   hunger and nutrition  sustainably by 2030, aligned with UN SDGs.

& Urban Development

Cities need to be developed to  be net-zero and nature-positive  to accommodate global  population growth and to foster  sustainable tourism and  hospitality through intelligent  urban and transportation  planning.

Materials & Industrial Decarbonisation

Our consumption necessitates a move to a circular system where waste is minimized and products are used longer, and innovations in materials can help achieve this while decarbonising materials industries and creating green jobs.

Energy Transition

The urgency to mitigate  climate change demands swift  adoption of renewables and  energy innovations to ensure  economic development and  energy security while reducing dependence on fossil fuels.

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