Date 2012-08-20
Time 13:00 - 14:30
Tel 29488944
Venue Room B4-1/F-37, HKIEd (Tai Po Campus)


The Centre for Governance and Citizenship (CGC) of The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) is presenting to you the CGC Postgraduate Student Seminar Series on Climate Change, Personal Emissions Trading and China: Needs for Individual Action by Mr. Elias MELE, on 20th August 2012 (Monday),  1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Room B4-1/F-37, HKIEd.

This presentation illustrates a potential solution to the failed responses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change: empowering individuals in the task to cut emissions. Via a personal emissions trading scheme (PETS) individuals would be responsible for their emissions. Apart from mitigating emissions, PETS can decrease social inequalities and enhance the active participation of individuals in the political affairs that is one of the bases for a real democracy. Because of this, PETS can be considered to redress some of the key-issues of China which is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and is experiencing growing social inequalities.
Elias MELE (BA, MA, Msc in political science and international relations) is a Doctoral Candidate at the HKIEd. Before joining HKIEd he worked at the European Parliament and at the CIPI foundation in Bruxelles in the field of climate change and environmental policy. He also worked as teaching assistant (global sustainability) at the University of Siena (Italy). He has published in the Economology Journal and in the European Studies Papers Series. His main interests are climate change and environmental policy, global and distributive justice, sustainable development and democracy. 
For details please refer to the poster attached. For enquiries, please contact Miss Peggy TANG at 2948-8944 or by email at