PBEC – Pacific Basin Economic Council is excited to announce its keynote speaker who will kick-off our wonderful week of live roundtable dialogues consisting of 53+ Expert speakers, under this years theme ‘Striving Forward in Asia Pacific,’ on Mon 22nd November at 1000L HK Time.
Join us for FREE, as we debate & share leading experts insights and future outlook for the Asia Pacific region on a number of key topics, during our upcoming Live Dialogues Week 22-26th November 2021.
Natalie Chung Sum Yue is a leading climate advocate and social entrepreneur born and raised in Hong Kong. Inspired by a polar explorer since young, Natalie devotes her life to climate action and environmental education. At the age of 18, she co-founded V’air Hong Kong, a social enterprise which promotes low-carbon local tourism as means to mitigate climate change. As an impactful sustainability leader in Asia Pacific, she has been awarded the Tatler Gen.T List, Eco-Business Youth A-List and was recognised by The Japan Times as a female climate activist driving change in Asia. She was awarded Eco-Business Youth A-List for 2020 as one of the most impactful youth sustainable leaders in APAC.
At the policy level, Natalie is committed to advancing the carbon neutrality agenda of Hong Kong and mainland China. She has been appointed to serve at advisory councils of the Hong Kong Government, including the Council for Sustainable Development and Green Tech Fund Assessment Committee. She has published research on the climate resilience of Hong Kong’s electricity grid and completed a master research on sensitive intervention points to accelerate energy decarbonisation in Beijing and Hong Kong.
Natalie holds an MPhil in Environmental Change and Management (Distinction) at University of Oxford and a BSSc in Geography and Resource Management (First Class Honours) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She was awarded a full scholarship for her postgraduate studies at Oxford as the 2019 Esther Yewpick Lee Millennium Scholar.
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