Hong Kong in combating climate change – Concerted effort of the Government of the HKSAR and the Hong Kong Green Building Council

Ir Cary CHAN Wing-hong
Executive Director
Hong Kong Green Building Council

Ir Cary Chan is a professional engineer and is currently the Executive Director of Hong Kong Green Building Council. Over the years, he has carried out a lot of researches and energy saving initiatives with substantial improvements in energy performance of buildings. Some of his work has won international awards, which includes Low Carbon operation, client of the year award by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers in 2010. Ir Chan is also active in serving the professional and business communities with his expertise. He chairs the Environmental Education and Community Action (EE&CA) Projects Vetting Sub-committee. He is member of the Environment and Conservation Fund, Advisory Council on the Environment and the Energy Advisory Committee.

Integrated Strategy to Sustainable Urban Planning – Key Principles

Serge Salat
Urban Morphology and Complex Systems Institute


Serge Salat is an urban planner, a scientist in the science of complexity, an art historian and an internationally recognized architect/artist. He is the founder and President of the Urban Morphology and Complex Systems Institute based in Paris.
Serge Salat has been seminal in applying the science of complexity to cities. He has authored more than 20 books on art and architecture, as well as more than one hundred publications and communications. He has opened the way in introducing physics far away from the equilibrium, fractals, as well as network analysis and complexity science to a better understanding of cities.
He is a practicing architect and city planner and advises international organizations such as United Nations, The World Bank, AFD (French Agency for Development) and CDC (Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations), on strategic transitions of urbanization in particular in China, where he brings a unique integration of scientific skills, economic, financial and governance competence with his experience of designer of large scale projects to advise on national policies as well as on specific projects. He is one of the authors of the Fifth IPCC assessment report.
Born in 1956, he graduated from the École Polytechnique with a master of mathematics and physics (Paris, 1976–79), from the equally prestigious Institut d’Études Politiques (Paris, 1979–82), and from the École Nationale d’Administration (Paris, 1984). He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics (Université Paris IX Dauphine, 1979–82); a Ph.D. in Architecture (École d’Architecture de Paris La Villette, 1989); and a Ph.D. in History and Civilizations (EHESS, Paris, 2010).