Black Kite (Milvus migrans) flying ahead of approaching rain storm clouds over Hong Kong. Photo: Martin Williams

CUHK joins university climate alliance

26 May 2022

CUHK was the first local university to pledge to become carbon neutral. This month CUHK became a member of the International Universities Climate Alliance and will collaborate with universities globally to address the challenge of climate change.

The International Universities Climate Alliance was established in April 2020 and is convened by the University of New South Wales in Australia. It seeks to translate research into practice by sharing findings with global leaders, policymakers and business executives to facilitate climate action.

Members of the alliance include The University of Oxford, The California Institute of Technology, Nanjing University, The National University of Singapore, The University of Zurich and Yale University.

CUHK will take the lead in developing a framework for assessing and modelling effects on climate-sensitive health.

Professor Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK said, “The University is honoured to join the International Universities Climate Alliance. Universities are pioneers in creating knowledge and have an essential role in promoting sustainable development. CUHK is at the forefront of climate research, and its researchers are contributing strongly to the climate response both locally and globally.”