|According to the central finding from the prestigious Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, tackling climate change could be the greatest global health challenge as well as opportunity of the 21st century (Watts et al., 2015). Climate change might potentially affect human health – directly through the intensification of air pollution, heat stress and infectious diseases; as well as indirectly by the threat of food security, nutrition, biodiversity, and ecosystem health.|
The Advancing Air Quality, Food Security and Human Health under Global Climate Change Project|
investigates the implications of air pollution and food production to human health arising from climate change impacts in the East Asian region in the coming decades.
In 2015, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) granted through the Vice-Chancellor's Discretionary Fund |
HK$20 million to the flagship Climate and Environmental Changes Programme of the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES) to promote capacity building and development in climate and environmental changes research. We thank CUHK for the munificent support provided to this interdisciplinary research project for 7 years.
Emeritus Professor, Department of Geography and Resource Management
Senior Advisor, former Director cum Programme Leader (Climate and Environmental Changes), Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability
Professor, School of Life Sciences
Director, Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability
Director, Simon F S Li Marine Science Laboratory, School of Life Sciences
Director, Environmental Science Programme, School of Life Sciences
Associate Professor, Earth System Science Programme, Faculty of Science
Associate Director, Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability
Associate Director, Office of University General Education
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Resource Management
Associate Professor, Asian School of Environment, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
High Impact Publications in Leading Journals
Li, J., Chen, Y. D., Gan, T. Y., & Lau, N. C. (2018). Elevated increases in human-perceived temperature under climate warming. Nature Climate Change, 8(1), 43-47.
Cannicci, S., Lee, S. Y., Bravo, H., Cantera-Kintz, J. R., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., Fratini, S., … & Diele, K. (2021). A functional analysis reveals extremely low redundancy in global mangrove invertebrate fauna. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(32).