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Christine Loh, Civic Exchange Hong Kong - Growing and Greening the Economy: Shaping a preferred future


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Christine Loh, Civic Exchange Hong Kong - Growing and Greening the Economy: Shaping a preferred future

  1. 1. Christine LOH Civic Exchange, Hong Kong Growing and Greening the Economy: Shaping a Preferred Future
  2. 2. Dimensions of Innovation Strategic – e.g. new goals, purposes, missions, standards Process – e.g. reorganization, restructuring Services – e.g. on-line, Ecomap, E-Planet, PowerPath, C-ROADS etc. Governance – e.g. citizen engagement, preventive diplomacy Rhetorical – e.g. new concepts, slogans [sustainable development, ‘circular economy’, ‘green jobs’, ‘connected’ etc.]
  3. 3. First, Deal with Disconnections From Science Stay within 2 Deg C The ‘hockey sticks’ phenomenon From Well-being Data since 1850 Stay within 2 Deg C But we only have one planet … …to change bullet levels Now think connected development
  4. 4. Connect to Science … adapt urban development Source: Prof. K. Steffen, Univ. of Colorado
  5. 5. Severe storms Source: NOAA
  6. 6. Source: AFP PHOTO/Sam YEH October 2007 Typhoon Krosa northern Taiwan
  7. 7. Erratic Rainfall in Guangdong … not the preferred future
  8. 8. Flooding in Brisbane 21 May 2009 … new flood management infrastructure needed to adopt to climate change
  9. 9. Not the preferred future …
  10. 10. Politics of Managing Watersheds ... preventive diplomacy think connected development and management Indus Watershed
  11. 11. Second, Growing and Greening the Economy involves … Global Climate Change Freshwater Use Ozone depletion Biogeochemical loading Atmospheric Aerosol Loading Biodiversity Loss Ocean acidification Land System Chemical Pollution Change
  12. 12. Thirdly, … don’t forget 80% of humanity lives on less than US$10 a day
  13. 13. Greening Strategy for a Preferred Future Give the Planet a voice. Reframe ‘development’ – create a new language of well-being and prosperity, and not ‘growth’. Cities and regions to lead … using technology intelligently. Focus on efficiency now. Leap with renewable energy with PowerPath? Remove perverse policies … national vs. municipal authorities. Do preventive diplomacy now.