The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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The Science Unit and Hong Kong America Centre (HKAC) will co-organize a Climate Policy Simulation (COP25) at Lingnan, with aims to:

  1. Enhance students’ awareness of international environmental and social issues;
  2. Gain global insights through exposure to the history and current situation of different countries about how they fight against the climate change issue;
  3. Strengthen students’ language and critical thinking skills;
  4. Lead students to reflect on their lifestyle and role in the sustainable development of the society as global citizens;
  5. Develop possible green initiatives to enhance campus sustainability, inter alia that of the hostels; and
  6. Increase students’ opportunities to pursue study abroad in the United States and benefit their future career.



In the simulation, with the support and guidance from the advisors(mentors), students will play the roles of environment minister of government, head of national business council (including energy companies), and a federation of civil society organizations (NGOs) of a specific country to:

  • DISCUSS and DEBATE with peers about the contribution of various countries to carbon reduction and environmental protection
  • EXCHANGE VIEWS with academics and professionals from the NGOs/Industry about various environmental issues
  • REFLECT on your lifestyle and role in the sustainable development of the society as global citizens
  • SUGGEST possible green actions and initiatives in Lingnan




Best Performance Award
HK$2,000 cash coupon


Merit Award
HK$1,000 cash coupon





  • Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Exchange students of any programmes in Lingnan
  • Form a team of 4 - 6 to register for the simulation
    (Students who are interested in joining the simulation yet unable to form a team yourselves, please fill in this form and the Science Unit will help team you up.)



Preparation Guide

Event Poster


Programme Rundown

4:30pm Opening Remarks


Prof. Mok Ka Ho (LU)
Dr. Glenn Shive (HKAC)

Plenary Meeting


- Presents findings of the UN’s IPCC on climate change   Science Unit
- Each country presents their nationally determined commitments (NDCs) from Paris in 2015 for carbon reduction   All groups

Concurrent Policy Sector Meetings
Sector 1: Environment ministers
Sector 2: Heads of business councils
Sector 3: Heads of civil society federations

Representatives from all groups

Tea Break
(Refreshment available at the foyer of the Hall)


COP Summit (Part 1)


- The chairs of the three sectors will report their key points, followed by general discussion   3 chairs selected by the sector groups
- Share how to reach the global target of 1.5 C temperature rise above pre-industrial levels by 2050   Science Unit
7pm Country teams review their NDCs   All groups

COP Summit (Part 2)


- Roundtable discussion on NDCs for achieving more aggressive targets   All groups
- Delegates comment on the formation and use of the UN Climate Fund, and on the monitoring regime of progress toward the NDCs  

Prof. Mark McGinley
Dr. Glenn Shive

8pm Reflections   All groups