January 8th saw the launch ceremony of United Nations’ global initiative Sustainable Development Solution Network Hong Kong Chapter at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The new network, SDSN Hong Kong Chapter, will be co-hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (The Trust) to further the UN SDSN’s mission in mobilising technical expertise to help find solution to solve the environmental, social and economic problems related to Hong Kong and the region.

CUHK and the Trust have established a long-term and productive partnership on a wide range of social and sustainable development issues. In December 2013, the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, the first museum of its kind in the world, was established at CUHK, offering a platform for the public to champion the cause of sustainable development. CUHK and the Trust are fully committed to mobilizing expertise and resources to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Hong Kong.

Officiating the launch ceremony were The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), United Nations, Mr Anthony W K Chow, Deputy Chairman of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, and Professor Rocky S Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK.