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I am an environmental scientist by training , specializing in pollution studies and environmental impact assessment studies. I am now the chairman of the Communicable Disease Prevention sub-committee under the HESC in the university.I am the programme leader of Master of Arts in Education for Sustainability in the faculty. In recent years, I have been commissioned by various bodies such as the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Environment and Conservation Fund, Quality Education Fund as well as private funds to conduct contract research projects. I also specialize in environmental education research particularly in the evaluation of environmental education programmes and was one of the pioneer in the Green School initiative. In recognition of my role in promoting collaboration between Hong Kong and mainland China I was appointed visiting professor by the Northeast Normal University and South China Normal University. Furthermore I was also appointed as the founding director of the Hong Kong and Guang Zhou centre for Environmental and Science Education in South China Normal University . I am also active in the community, having been appointed as chairman and member of numerous government committees. In order to promote a green culture, I act as the chairman of Green Power, a major green group in Hong Kong . I also served as members of funding bodies such as the Environment and conservation Fund, Waste Recovery project vetting committee for vetting of research applications.I now serve in the Advisory council on the environment (ACE) which adivises the HKSAR on important matters relating to environmental protection Over the years I have secured over 10 million HKD in research and contract research funding . My research findings were published in leading journals such as Applied Catysis B Environmental(impact factor 8.3 2015), Chemical Engineering journal, Journal of Hazardous materials, chemosphere and environmental education research. The total number of published refereed papers is over 80.Internationally, recently I have been been appointed as a panel member (outreach panel)of the International Year of Global Understanding launced by the International Geographical Union(IGU In June 2013, Eric was invited by UNESCO Bangkok to deliver a presentation on Hong Kong's Case on promotion of informal and non-formal learning through the Qualification Framework through his role as Associate Director of the UNESCO UNEVOC HK .

Research interests

Environmental science, feasibility and monitoring studies environmental education

External Appointments

Listed in chronological order

member, transport advisory committee (2001-2007) HKSAR

Chairman, Quality Taxi services steering committee (2004-2007) HKSAR

member, Quality tourism services steering committee (2004-2007) HKSAR

member Marine and country parks board(1999-2005) HKSAR

Chairman public Relations committee(2003-2005) Marine and country parks board HKSAR

Member, Environment and Conservation Fund, (1996-2002) HKSAR

Member Research Vetting committee environment and conservation fund HKSAR (1996-2004)

Member, Marine mammal conservation committee AFCD HKSAR (1999-2005)

Chairman, Green Power(green group)Member,

Environmental Campaign committee,Member,

environmental pOlicy Working Group, HKSAR

Advisor (Environmental Education) Elengantia College

Visiting Professor, South Chiona Normal University(Environmental science/life science)) since 2002 and 2012 respectively

Advisor HK Ubion for Young Leaders HKUYL from 2013

Director, Environmental Education Centre, South China Normal University

Visiting Professor, Northeast Normal University China since 2000

member public education committee Hk gReen BUilding council from 1/1 2017

member of the Outreach Panel, United Nations Year of Global Understanding (UN-IYGU) International Geographical Union(IGU)/UNESCO

member of editorial board from February 2012, International Journal of New Innovations: Science, Technology and Management

Associate Director, UNESCO UNEVOC Hong Kong from March 2012

Member, Environmental Education and Community Action Projects Vetting Committee, Environmental Campaign Committee HKSAR

Advisor, HK Youth Leaders Group

Member Multi-stakeholder steering group, Sino-Forest Applied Research Centre for PRD Environment, Baptist University of Hong Kong(ARCPE)

Member, Global Spotter Network, Katerva Sustainability Award

member public education committee HK Green Building Council from 1-1 2017

Member Advisory Council on the Environment(ACE) HKSAR from 1/2013

Member Environmental Impact Assessment sub-committee ACE HKSAR

Member Nature Conservation sub-committee ACE HKSAR

Member Management Comittee Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund Airport Authority HK from 25/10/2016

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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