Hong Kong Environmental Moot Court: Saturday, October 27, 9am - 3:30pm, Graduate Law Centre, 3/F, Bank of America Tower in Central

Hong Kong Environmental Moot Court: Saturday, October 27, 9am - 3:30pm, Graduate Law Centre, 3/F, Bank of America Tower in Central

The Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) has supported the Hong Kong America Center to conduct a series of five simulations over two years to deepen awareness among university students of the policy issues of climate change worldwide and their specific relevance to Hong Kong and its future.

“The Moot” will be environmental moot court competitions open to students in HK universities in all disciplines, such as law, business, science, public policy, social science and humanities. Our partner for the moot is the Faculty of Law of the CUHK. The first moot will be on Saturday, October 27 in the Graduate Law Centre, 3/F, Bank of America Tower in Central.

Places are limited. First come, first served. You will join an interdisciplinary team of four or five students from different universities in HK. Our question is: how can the UN strengthen its implementation of the Paris Accords on Climate Change? What should HK do to meet its own goal of reducing carbon intensity by 20% by 2020, and more by 2030? Strengthen your advocacy skills, work on a team of your peers, and express your ideas and concerns for how the world, the UN system and HK itself can take climate policy seriously. Let us not burn our planet!

9:00 Team meetings
9:30 Opening Plenary (Warren Chan Moot Court)
Introductions, overview of the day, three tracks of the moot for 12 teams of five students
Dr. Glenn Shive, Executive Director, Hong Kong America Center (HKAC)
Prof. Julien Chaisse, CUHK
10:00 Team presentation
10:20 Q+A with panel and rapporteurs
10:40 Feedback from the panel
10:45 Break
11:00 Team presentation
11:20 Q+A
11:40 Feedback
11:45 Break
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Team presentation
1:20 Q+A
1:40 Feedback
1:45 Break
2:00 Team presentation
2:20 Q+A
2:40 Feedback
2:45 Break
3:00 Concluding Plenary (Warren Chan Moot Court)
Joint meeting for summary, awards, and evaluation
3:30 Adjourn

***Note that registration requires a HKD300 deposit with the HKAC to hold your place. This deposit will be returned to the students in full upon completion of the program.***

***Please come pay your HKD300 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT in cash or mail your check to the following address.***

Hong Kong America Center
Room 503, Esther Lee Building
Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, NT