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UGEB2113 Nature Conservation in Hong Kong

#UGEB Nature Science and Technology

Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Dr. CHIU Hon Chim

This course aims at providing students with an overall view on nature conservation in general and Hong Kong in particular. The concepts and principles of nature conservation will be addressed from a holistic point of view, followed by an investigation of nature conservation practices and their effect on the environment in Hong Kong. The latter […]

GEYS1010 Creative Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development

#Wu Yee Sun College

Fridays 03:30 p.m. — 06:15p.m.
Professor LEE Albert

This course consists of four major components: 1. Our Roles for a Sustainable Future How can we lead a good life in a just society? How can individual actions affect events at a global scale? These are the questions every student should ask and take seriously. We will explore them through the United Nation’s 17 […]

UGEC3204 Living Feminisms

#UGEC Society and Culture

Tuesdays 02:30 p.m. – 04:15 p.m.
Dr. CHO Man Kit

Living Feminisms is all about how to put feminism into practice. Specifically, it is concerned with living out feminist consciousness in every step of making fundamental and lasting social change. With this in mind, Living Feminisms is not an exposition of feminist theories per se but an exploration of how social change effort would look […]

UGEC2950 Environmental Crises and Cultures of Survival

#UGEC Society and Culture

Mondays 01:30 p.m. - 03:15 p.m.
Dr. TAM Man Kei

This course pays attention to the environment and its relation with human experiences. Through the lens of environment, we bring human diversity into presence, examining ways of life of peoples—from Indonesia highlander to Tokyo urbanites—and their words and deeds to tackle crises of planetary scale—climate change, nuclear disaster, air pollution, waste, deforestation. Facing these crises, […]

UGEC2916 Understanding Urban Agriculture

#UGEC Society and Culture

Wednesdays 02:30 p.m. - 04:15 p.m.
Mr LAU Hoi Lung

Urban space is often perceived as space for industrial and commercial activities. In a deindustrialized city like Hong Kong, people seem to identify urban space with consumption activities. However, following recent social movements related to agriculture in Choi Yuen Village and Northeast New Territories New Development Area, concerns are growing in Hong Kong over the […]

UGEC2354 Global Sustainability

#UGEC Society and Culture

Wednesdays 02:30 p.m. - 05:15 p.m.
Professor Maria Del Mar FRANCESCH HUIDOBRO

(UGEC2354 is double-coded with GLSD2401.) The course introduces the concept of human carrying capacity in the globe. The capacity symbolizes the balance between population size and environmental resources ––the underlying foundation for sustainable development. In history, it is shown that the human carrying capacity was periodically shrunk by climate deterioration and human-induced environmental degradation, resulting […]

UGEC2171 Sustainable Development

#UGEC Society and Culture

Mondays 04:30 p.m. - 06:15 p.m.
Professor LU Xingcheng

(UGEC2171 is double-coded with GRMD2401.) Sustainable development is a global vision for the future. This approach to development should not only generate economic growth, but also distribute its benefits equitably, regenerate the environment rather than destroy it, as well as empower people rather than marginalize them. The UN 2030 Agenda came into effect in 2015 […]

UGEB2240 Natural Wonders of the World

#UGEB Nature Science and Technology

Fridays 02:30 p.m. - 05:15p.m.
Professor LAI Yuk Fo

For many of us, the natural wonders of our planet are well known, for example, Antarctica, the Amazon Forests, the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon. Yet, few people really understand their formation and presence. This course introduces students to the concepts and processes of environmental change, such as climate change, land use change, […]

UGEC2210 Food and Hunger

#UGEC Society and Culture

Tuesdays 02:30 p.m. - 05:15 p.m
Dr. GUO Cunlan

Food is essential for life by providing energy and nutrition and achieving zero hunger is one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Ironically, world hunger is increasing and FAO’s most recent estimates put the number of hungry people at 822 million in 2018-19, an increase of more […]

UGEB2161 Resource Issues in the Age of Globalization

#UGEB Nature Science and Technology

Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Professor Lawal Mohammed MARAFA

Globalization processes have been affecting every nook and corner of the world. We are all fascinated by the mushrooming of transnational companies; the increasing cross-boundary flows of resources as well as the increasing competition among places and cities. Resource becomes a keen issue due to the growth of population, trade and economy in the age […]

UGEB2151 China’s Mega-Projects in the New Millennium

#UGEB Nature Science and Technology

Fridays 08:30 a.m. - 11:15a.m.
Dr. WANG Lang

As the most populous country in the world, China is confronted by the problems of overpopulation, water scarcity, energy shortage, desertification, drought, floods, pollution, and loss of biodiversity. Since 1978 the economy has grown rapidly and as of to date, it has become a rising economic power of the world. However, the environmental and ecological […]

UGEB2132A Earth as Seen From Space

#UGEB Nature Science and Technology

Mondays 02:30 p.m. - 04:15 p.m.
Dr. WONG Kwan Kit, Professor FUNG Tung

Climate change, sea level rise, deforestation, forest fire, severe typhoon, glacier melt, agricultural loss, overpopulation, etc. are terms that you might have heard of. And they are also real and hot crises affecting the sustainability of human beings. How do we know these are all happening? In fact, our earth is being overseen from space […]