Friends of Earth x Financial Services Development Council: China Corner Side Event Forum

06 Dec 2023 - 06 Dec 2023

Friends of Earth x Financial Services Development Council: China Corner Side Event Forum

06 Dec 2023 - 06 Dec 2023

Date & Time

06 Dec 2023 - 06 Dec 2023
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM GST


China Corner at the COP (1/F, Blue zone, Expo City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)) (BLGD 58, Zone 5B)

Ticket Cost


With Hong Kong's vision of establishing itself as a leading centre for green and sustainable finance, Friends of the Earth (HK) and the Financial Services Development Council will co-host an event in the China Corner titled "Hong Kong's Drive Towards Green and Sustainable Development and Cutting-Edge Innovations" on 6 December 2023 at the 28th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 28).

This collaboration represents a significant milestone as it marks the first-ever participation of non-government representatives from Hong Kong at the China Corner Side Event of COP. It highlights the city's unwavering commitment to global environmental preservation and financial sustainability. Hong Kong’s presence at COP28 aims to draw international attention to its achievements and dedication to spearheading initiatives that promote environmental preservation and financial sustainability on a worldwide scale.

Keynote Speech

Moderator: Dr Rocky Tung, Director and Head of Policy Research, Financial Services Development Council

14:45 – 14:55 GST

Opening remarks and Keynote Speech

Theme: Leveraging Green Finance Strengths for a Sustainable Future: The Unique Role of Hong Kong in Leading the Regional Green Development

Speaker: Ms Salina Yan, Permanent Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (Financial Services), The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

14:55 – 15:05 GST

Keynote Speech

Theme: Transforming the Landscape: Leveraging Blockchain Technology for Green and Sustainable Finance Development

Speaker: Mr Yip Kwong To Plato, Secretary General of the Treelion Foundation; Chairperson of Friends of the Earth (HK)

15:05 – 15:15 GST

Keynote Speech

Theme: Empowered by Technology: Positioning Hong Kong as a Premier Regional Green and Sustainable Finance Hub

Speaker: Mr Daniel R. Fung, Vice-Chairman, Financial Services Development Council

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr Au King Lun, Executive Director, Financial Services Development Council

15:15 – 15:50 GST

Theme: Breaking Barriers: Unleashing the Power of Adaptation and Transition Finance for Sustainable Development


1. A representative from Dubai International Financial Centre (TBC)

2.Dr Ma Jun, Chairman and President of Hong Kong Green Finance Association

3.Ms Mak Chor Wan Serena, Executive Director, Sustainable Finance, Institutional Banking Group, DBS Hong Kong

4. Prof Tai Pui Kuen Amos, Associate Professor in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Programme of the Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


15:50 – 15:55 GST Special address

Mr Erik Solheim, Former Executive Director of UN Environment Programme and Chairman of Treelion International Advisory Committee

15: 55 – 16:00 GST

Closing remarks

Mr Tse Chin Wan, Secretary for Environment and Ecology, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


All interested parties with UNFCCC blue badge are welcome to sign up.


You can also watch the live stream here.