(From left) Dr Chung Shan-shan, Mr Wong Kam-sing, President Roland Chin and Mr Andy Lee officiate at the HKBU Sustainability Targets cum Campus Environmental Sustainability Index Launching Ceremony


(左起)鍾姍姍博士、黃錦星先生、錢大康教授及李兆銓先生主持「可持續發展目標暨校園可持續發展環境指數」啟動典禮

The HKBU community will actively promote measures to facilitate energy saving and reduction in carbon emissions, waste disposal and water consumption


浸大社群將積極推動校園節能減排、減廢、減少用水措施

Date: 23 Apr 2018 (Monday)

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HKBU launches Sustainability Targets and Campus Environmental Sustainability Index

浸大「可持續發展目標」及「校園可持續發展環境指數」正式啟動

HKBU held the HKBU Sustainability Targets cum Campus Environmental Sustainability Index Launching Ceremony on 20 April at which it announced its commitment to a 20% reduction in waste disposal and carbon emissions, and 2% decrease in water consumption by 2020-21. The Campus Environmental Sustainability Index, a unique and pioneering assessment tool integratingl cultural and facilities elements, was also launched officially.

Officiating at the ceremony were Mr Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR Government, Professor Roland Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor, Mr Andy Lee, Vice-President (Administration) and Secretary, Dr Chung Shan-shan, Convenor of Task Force on Sustainable Campus of HKBU, and Staff and Student Green Ambassadors.

In his welcome remarks, Professor Chin said that in response to the need to develop sustainably, on the global and regional level, and to further support the University’s aim stated in its Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028 through a low-carbon and environmentally sustainable campus, HKBU has developed three sustainability targets, accomplishment of which cannot be achieved without a general shift towards more sustainable lifestyles.

In view of this, HKBU has implemented a series of measures to facilitate energy saving and reduction in carbon emissions, waste disposal and water consumption. These measures include organising carbon offset activities such as tree planting; improving energy efficiency of existing buildings and incorporating green building elements in new facilities; enacting the Green Event Regulations to reduce the use of disposable items; implementing food waste separation and recycling; promoting recycling and reuse of water resources as well as water saving practices.

In addition, to assess the overall institutional sustainability performance, HKBU has developed the Campus Environmental Sustainability Index (CESI), a unique and pioneering assessment tool integrating  cultural and facilities elements. On the cultural aspect, data related to the daily habits of the University community for conserving the environment and improving sustainability is collected together with the Centre for the Advancement of Social Science Research through survey and focus group discussions, so as to quantify the effectiveness of the University’s environmental initiatives and promotion in changing the habits of the University community. On the hardware aspect, performance of facilities is measured against international, government and industry standards.

In the past two years, over 5,000 staff and students were surveyed and the results demonstrate a six percent increase in cultural performance in environmental sustainability, reflecting the increasing environmental awareness among the University community. The University hopes to monitor the effectiveness of its environmental measures with CESI to further enhance its relevant initiatives.

浸大於4月20日舉行「可持續發展目標暨校園可持續發展環境指數」啟動典禮,承諾在2020-21年或之前,分別減廢和減少碳排放20%,以及減少用水2%,同時正式啟動全港首創、獨有涵蓋文化和設施因素的評估工具「校園可持續發展環境指數」。

啟動典禮由特區政府環境局局長黃錦星先生、校長錢大康教授、行政副校長暨秘書長李兆銓先生、浸大可持續發展校園專責小組召集人鍾姍姍博士,以及一群浸大學生及教職員綠色大使主禮。

錢校長致歡迎辭時表示,為回應國際以至地區對可持續發展的需求,並配合大學「十年策略發展計劃(2018-2028)」中「建設一個低碳及環境可持續發展校園」的重點發展,浸大訂立了三個可持續發展目標。要實踐這些目標,大學社群的行為轉變尤其重要。

浸大為此訂立了一系列有助節能減排、減廢、減少用水的策略措施,包括開展碳抵消活動如植樹日、提高既有建築的能源效益及於新建工程增加綠色建築元素、落實執行綠色活動守則以減少即棄用品、推行廚餘分類及回收、促進水資源回收及重用,以及推廣節水措施。

此外,浸大首創同時涵蓋文化和設施因素的評估工具「校園可持續發展環境指數」,以審視整體可持續發展表現。在文化因素方面,大學聯同社會科學研究中心透過問卷普查及焦點小組訪問來蒐集大學社群的環保行為數據,以量化大學的環保措施及推廣活動於改變大學社群的行為習慣方面的績效。設施因素方面則透過對比國際、政府和業界在環境效益的標準來評估大學硬件及措施上的表現。

過去兩年,超過5,000名教職員和學生參與有關研究調查。調查結果顯示,大學社群的可持續文化表現的評分上升了6%,反映大學社群的環保意識濃厚並持續進步。浸大期望每年透過指數,監察環保措施的成效,從而協助大學制定相關政策。