Driving positive change with partners and the public
CUHK serves as a co-host of the Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations’ SDSN.
As a champion in sustainability, CUHK is committed to working collectively and engaging with the public to take meaningful action towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We have established the world’s first Museum of Climate Change, and proudly serve as a co-host of the Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), exemplifying our commitment to bringing the SDGs to life.
CUHK is a socially responsible civic university committed to addressing society’s greatest challenges and contributing to the wellbeing of the global community. In partnership with the academic and research communities worldwide, it supports the implementation of the United Nations’ SDGs and inspires local and global actions towards the SDGs.
The world’s first climate change museum
MoCC is CUHK’s flagship community outreach initiative to promote sustainability education.
CUHK boasts the first and foremost climate change museum in the world. In December 2013, as climate threat had increasingly dominated global attention, CUHK established the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (MoCC) with a generous donation from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (HKJC) to communicate knowledge about climate change and promote climate-friendly behaviour. The MoCC has since been CUHK’s flagship community outreach initiative advocating for sustainability education. Since its inception, the museum has hosted over one million exhibition visitors and served millions of members of the public through its off-site educational activities and events that focus on SDG 13, Climate Action. Featured in the International Journal of Marketing Studies as ‘an insightful, educational, influential, informative, interactive and important museum’, the MoCC is a testimonial of CUHK’s commitment to social responsibility and sustainable development.
MoCC communicates knowledge about climate change and promotes climate-friendly behaviour.
Building networks for positive change
CUHK values partnerships and collective action in pursuing sustainable development. In 2018, responding to SDG 17, Partnerships for the Goals, CUHK joined hands with HKJC to launch the Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations’ SDSN, a global community of 40 chapters and over 1,400 institutional members promoting practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement. SDSN Hong Kong mobilises expertise and resources from different sectors to address the most pressing environmental, social and economic issues and facilitate the understanding and ownership of the SDGs in Hong Kong. It has contributed one of the eight best solutions in the SDSN Global Solutions Forum 2020, showcasing how an age-friendly city effectively responds to a range of the SDGs, from SDG 3, Good Health and Well-being, to SDG 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
SDSN Hong Kong focuses resources on actionable and solution-based goals that would lead to tangible, sustainable deliverables.
The pursuit of sustainability is one of the greatest challenges of our time. CUHK has set concrete sustainable development targets, which align with the SDGs. Its determination to discharge its wider social responsibilities to advance the SDGs will be at the forefront of the University’s next five-year vision. CUHK will be setting a fine example for others to follow, both here in Hong Kong and in the wider regional and global community.
- Inside the world’s first museum of climate change in HK
- Climate action in Hong Kong: The world’s first climate change museum (PP43-47)
- MoCC one million visitors
- COVID-19, globalisation and philanthropy (SDSN Hong Kong’s session at the Happiness and Sustainability Around the Earth webinar on Earth Day 2020)
- What makes me happy (SDSN Youth Hong Kong celebrating the International Day of Happiness)