ECF Project: Video Series and Engagement Activities for Secondary School Students and the General Public on Climate Change


Hong Kong must work together

Climate change is a worldwide issue. Global warming has caused a proliferation of problems even in Hong Kong such as frequent heat waves, rise of sea level, spread of disease, as well as ecological and environmental imbalance. Every demographic and sectors of Hong Kong must work together in order to fulfil the Hong Kong government’s goal to reduce carbon emissions.


WGO is committed to cultivating environmental awareness and good environmental habits in the public, especially the next generation as they represent the future of Hong Kong. As such, WGO is launching a new programme, ‘ECF Project: Video Series and Engagement Activities for Secondary School Students and the General Public on Climate Change’ that is funded by the Environmental Conservation Fund. The knowledge engagement portion of the programme aims to increase environmental awareness and instil a schoolwide attitude change through talks, fieldtrips, interactive activities, and communications with experts so that students and public will be equipped and encouraged to be more environmentally active and responsible for their day to day actions.

Programme Details

Activities for Secondary School


Experts will share with students the cause of climate change and its impact and challenges in order to increase their understanding of climate change.

Field trips

No more than 60 students can participate in fieldtrips to local eco-tours, environmental facilities, or ecological attractions that are related to climate change.

Interactive Activities

No more than 20 students per school will be able to participate in interactive activities that apply their new knowledge of climate change to their daily lives.

Interview with Experts

Each school can select 3 students to partake in interviews with experts so that they can understand climate change from different perspectives.

Activity for General Public

Talks & Green Workshops

Through interactive talk & workshop, public can obtain more knowledge about Climate Change, and to adopt environmental-friendly lifestyle.

By participating in the programme, students and public will:

  • Increase awareness of the significance of climate change and help them to actively cultivate an environmentally-conscious lifestyle;
  • Improve analytical skills and allow them to apply what they learn in their daily lives; and,
  • Strengthen students’ interpersonal communication skills through interactions with professionals.

Programme Cost:



Sept 2018 – Apr 2019


Quota: First come, First served

ECF Project Climate Change Video

Climate Change & Plant Diversity

As a result of climate change, there has been a decreasing variety of plants found. Several local plants have become extinct or endangered. Moreover, due to increasing temperatures, low altitudes plant species are now found at higher altitudes . Other plant and animal species that are reliant on these disappering plants to survive are also affected as their shelter or food source is disappearing. The decreasing diversity of plants also means that there is less natural resources available. How can we take care of our ecologial enviornment and reduce the harms from climate change?


Climate Change & Changes in Occuptions

Different professions have been affected under the influence of climate change. Warm Sea temperature increase the chance of algal bloom which not only pollutes the water source but also causes fishes and corals to suffocate and die. This means that fishing industry will suffer losses as they will not be able to keep up with the demand for fishes. Some industries have had more business as a result of climate change. For example, the increased temperatures have allowed termites to prolong and extend their breedingh period. The pest spread season is typically from March to October. However, Climate Change has enabled pest to thrive. Those who work in pest control have been able to get more business as a result of climate change.


Climate Change & Health

Climate change has made the younger and older generation more susceptible to illnesses. The increasingly warm temperature and high humidity allow for faster bacteria growth which can be seen from the recent critical influenza situation, dengue fever attacks and food safety issues.


Climate Change & Animals Diversity

Global Warming is not only changing the environment of many different species of animals and plants, but also their breeding cycle. As temperature get warmer, there is less available habitat that are suitable for species growth. Since temperature are increasing, their breeding and reproduction cycle has decreased. This means that as time goes on, less offspring are produced and the species itself will be endangered. The loss of one species drastically affects the food chain. In the food chain, the primary producers, for example the miroorganisms, which are eaten by primary consumers such as small fishes and insects. The tertiary consumers are big fishes or birds. If the secondary consumer disappears, there will be an increase of primary consumers as there is one less predator to eat them and a decrease of teritary consumers as one of their food sources has disappered. The food chain will become unbalanced. How can we save the eco-system?


Climate Change & Sea Level

The melting land ice and expansion of sea water as a result of increasing temperatures is causing a global rise in sea level. The increased sea level may bring in higher extreme sea levels during storm surges which can cause flooding in low-lying area. In addition, a rise in sea level mean that there is higer coastal flood risk which directly affects Hong Kong's low lying districts and other coastal areas.


Climate Change & Temperature

In addition to the heightened average temperature in Hong Kong, climate change also resulted in an increased frequency of ' very hot weather's days'. The warm temperature combined with Hong Kong's urban, high-density architecture means that Hong Kong currently suffers from the urban heat island effect which makes cooling rates a lot slower that it should be. This is caused by the high heat capacity of buildings which absorb and store the sun's energy. The amount of heat released is limited and cannot escape the urban city, which lead to the rising temperature in Hong Kong.



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