"Polar Research and Climate Change" exhibition

Co-organised by the Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC) and the Green Future Foundation Association, in association with the Environment and Ecology Bureau, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Polar Research Institute of Hong Kong, the "Polar Research and Climate Change" exhibition, funded by the Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), opened at Hong Kong Science Museum on March 18, 2024 and is open to the public with free admission.

The opening ceremony of the exhibition was officiated by the Secretary for Environment and Ecology, Mr Tse Chin-wan, , and other officiating guests including the Chairman of the ECC, Professor Simon Wong; the Chairman of the ECF Committee, Dr Eric Cheng; the Chairman of the Xuelong 2 Hong Kong Visit Preparatory Committee, Hon Ma Fung-kwok; the Founding Chairman and Director of Green Future Foundation Association, Professor Ho Kin-chung; the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Mr Vincent Liu; and the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers, Hon CHU Kwok-keung.

Through showcasing the polar exploration missions and accomplishments of the Chinese polar research icebreaking vessel Xuelong 2, the exhibition aims to enhance public understanding of the country's achievements in scientific and technological development. The event is meant to raise the awareness of polar exploration and the gravity of climate change, as well as to encourage individuals to reduce their carbon footprint by changing their habits and strive to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

The "Polar Research and Climate Change" exhibition will run from today until June 26, 2024 at the lobby of the Hong Kong Science Museum (2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East). For exhibition details, please visit the thematic webpage (https://hk.science.museum/en/web/scm/exhibition/pracc.html).

Please visit Photo Gallery for photos of "Polar Research and Climate Change" exhibition opening ceremony.