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HKBU hosts Global Youth Summit 2017

16 Mar 2017

The HKBU Global Youth Summit enables participants to rethink about energy use.
The HKBU Global Youth Summit enables participants to rethink about energy use.

The HKBU Global Youth Summit 2017, with a theme of “Safe to Survive: Nuclear or Others” was held at HKBU recently. Around 100 participants from local and non-local universities gathered to discuss nuclear energy issues.

The Summit was organised by the Leadership Qualities Centre of Office of Student Affairs. Dr Gilles Lepesant of Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Unit Géographie-Cités, Paris), Miss Frances Yeung of Greenpeace East Asia, and Dr Daphne Mah, Assistant Professor of the HKBU Department of Geography and Director of Asian Energy Studies Centre were the keynote speakers at the opening ceremony. At the summit, the participants gained an understanding of the development and challenges in the use of nuclear energy and learned about the possibility of developing renewable energy in Hong Kong and Europe.

There was an overnight camp off-campus where the participants learned more about nuclear energy through experiential learning activities, group discussion and presentation. In addition, through role play, they considered the pros and cons of using nuclear energy and reconsidered their own attitude towards energy consumption.