DateMay 15, 2008 (Thursday)
Time18:00 - 19:00
SpeakerCatherine Touzard
ModeratorVictoria Caplan
VenueLibrary Classroom (LG 1), HKUST Library


This event was held as a combination study-break and pre-event for HKUSTs Environment Week 2008.

About the Book

替香港經濟把脈 - Feeling the Pulse of Hong Kong Economy (HC470.3 L844 2004)

Going green in Hong Kong : tips and addresses for environmentally-friendly living in Hong Kong / Catherine Touzard, Fabienne Malaval Dupré
(Book Collection GE199.C62 T68 2007)

According to the author, at least 50% of the local air pollution is generated by Hong Kong itself. Furthermore, 6,000 factories, owned by Hong Kong residents, have been declared so harmful that Guangdong authorities have asked them to upgrade their production processes or even to shut down.

We are part of the environment, and what we do to the environment, we do to ourselves. In her talk, Catherine Touzard gave some tips and ideas what we, as Hong Kong residents, can do to achieve a healthier and greener living style.

About the Author

After serving as a country risk economist at Credit Lyonnais for 8 years, Catherine Touzard now works as an independent consultant, providing environmental training and seminars to schools and companies. She is also the chief editor of Hong Kong Echo, a magazine published by the French Chamber. In 2004, Catherine initiated a biogas project in China rural areas. The project was funded by a French private foundation and Heifer, 40 biogas pools were built to save 432 tons of wood from being cut per year for the next 25 years.

More information about Catherine Touzard

For enquiry, please contact Victoria Caplan at 2358-6786 or Kevin Ho at 2358-6761.


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