This course helps students to understand how energy-environmental policies are affecting the way people use energy and our lifestyle. In particular, through understanding Hong Kong energy-environmental policies, this course arouses students’ awareness and interest in energy policies and the related environmental problems, develops students’ understanding of the relationship between energy policies and environmental problems, develops students’ ability in analyzing management problems related to energy polices, and develops students’ sense of energy conservation and low carbon lifestyle. Learning activities include lectures, class debates, seminars, field visits, weekly journals, and team project with presentations. Overall, this course helps students understand the energy-environmental policies and the balance of energy consumption and environmental protection. Students will learn to see the connection among different policies with their lifestyle and life in Hong Kong. This course intersperses lectures, class debates, field visits, and sustainability team projects to provide an exploration to the sustainability of industry, construction, service, energy, transportation, and residential sectors of the dynamic Hong Kong society.
* This GE course will be discontinued with effect from Semester A 2018/19