AXA-CUHK Chair in Geography and Resource Management

A presentation by Professor Gabriel Ngar-Cheung Lau, Chair Holder (October 2013)

Climate change affects every facet of human society and the natural world. Such issues as global warming, altered rainfall patterns, sea level rise and increased incidence of extreme weather events have strong implications on our general life style, agricultural practices, economic growth, public health and design of our habitat in urban and rural settings.

The AXA Professorship, held by Professor Gabriel Lau will advance CUHK's cross-disciplinary educational and research agendas in the environmental field. To achieve this, Professor Lau will launch scientific investigations into climate variability and change on different time and space scales, and leverage CUHK's recently-established Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES), which is responsible for environment-related education, research and knowledge transfer. He will also be devoted to nurturing the next generation of climate and environmental scientists in Hong Kong and mainland China.