Welcome to the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES).
IEES was established in 2011 as a platform for multi- and interdisciplinary research in sustainability science at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. With more than 40 fellows from 5 faculties, IEES aims to address some of the most pressing issues confronting the long-term sustainability of human society through research and education in 4 core programmes: Climate and Environmental Changes; Energy Technology and Conservation; Sustainable Environment; and Environmental Policy and Governance. Together with other cognate research institutes and academic departments, IEES conducts innovative and impactful research to contribute to CUHK’s strategic research theme on Environment and Sustainability.
One of the missions of IEES is to extend its research excellence to benefit the community. With the support from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charity Trust, a collaborative effort between CUHK and local NGOs, the Jockey Club “Field So Good” Community Composting Programme is a recent project that acts as a platform to promote the use of high quality organic compost and community supported agriculture in Hong Kong.
IEES also hosts the Environmental Sustainability and Resilience (ENSURE) joint research centre between CUHK and the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, as a part of our international network in research on environmental sustainability.
I invite you to discover our diverse and exciting research work ranging from building environmentally friendly infrastructure for remote villages in China, designing the next generation of efficient solar cells, to modelling the impact of global warming on rainfall pattern in the Greater Bay Area.
Joe Shing-yip LEE
Director, Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability
The Chinese University of Hong Kong