Professor Anthony Cheung Bin-Leung

Research Chair Professor, Department of Asian and Policy Studies, EdUHK

Professor Masaru Yarime

Associate Professor, Division of Public Policy, HKUST

  • Co-organizer: The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
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About the Speakers

Professor Anthony Cheung Bin-Leung
Research Chair Professor, Department of Asian and Policy Studies, EdUHK

Prof Anthony CHEUNG Bing-leung is currently Research Chair Professor of Department of Asian and Policy Studies in The Education University of Hong Kong. He was formerly Secretary for Transport and Housing of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government from July 2012 to June 2017, overseeing a large policy portfolio covering housing, transport (land, seaborne and aviation), port and logistics. Major achievements during his tenure include: the formulation of the 2014 Long Term Housing Strategy, the launch of the 2014 Railway Development Strategy, the approval in 2015 of the implementation of the Three-Runway System for the Hong Kong International Airport, the establishment of the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board in 2016, and the completion of the Public Transport Strategy Study in 2017. Prof Cheung was also a founding director of the Hong Kong Policy Research Institute (1995-2012) and founding chairman of SynergyNet, an independent policy think tank (2002-05).

Professor Masaru Yarime
Associate Professor, Division of Public Policy, HKUST

Masaru YARIME is Associate Professor at the Division of Public Policy in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He also has appointments as Honorary Reader at the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) in University College London, Visiting Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) in the University of Tokyo, and Visiting Scholar at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute. He has been awarded Abe Fellowship 2014 by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) of the United States.
His research interests center around science, technology, and innovation policy for energy, environment, and sustainability. For the past years he has been engaged in research and educational activities from interdisciplinary perspectives, with an intention to understand the complex interface between engineering and social sciences and the dynamic interactions between technology and institutions in creating sustainability innovation. He is particularly interested in exploring the structure, functions, and evolution of innovation systems involving stakeholders in various sectors, with a focus on smart cities. He has many experiences of cooperation and collaboration with academia, industry, government, and civil society in Asia, Europe, and North America.
He has contributed to many international initiatives, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Finance Initiative on Environmental Risk Integration in Sovereign Credit Analysis, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol Technical Working Group on GHG Risk Management, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III (Mitigation of Climate Change) Fifth Assessment Report, and the Expert Group on Policy Support Tools and Methodologies of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Currently he is serving on the editorial board of international journals, including Sustainability Science, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, and Frontiers in Energy Research – Energy Systems and Policy.

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