Go Green! Greenpeace10th Anniversary Photo Exhibition

HK launch of Himalayas Climate Change Images

Press release - 2007-06-10
Greenpeace China kicked off its 10th anniversary prgroamme with a photo exhibition highlighting the group’s achievements and showcasing stunning images from a recent expedition to the Himalayas to document climate change impacts, the first time these images have been exhibited in Hong Kong. The exhibition is being held at the Commercial Press Exhibition Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Dr. Sarah Liao, Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works, shared her views about Greenpeace’s work with Lo Sze-ping, Greenpeace China Campaign and Communications Director, during the event.

Dr. Sarah Liao, Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works, famous Hong Kong mountaineer, Chung Kin-man, and multi-media artist Craig Au-yeung Ying-chai attended the launch of "Go Green! Greenpeace10th Anniversary Photo Exhibition".

Special guests, Dr. Sarah Liao, Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works (left 2), famous Hong Kong mountaineer (right 2), Chung Kin-man, and multi-media artist Craig Au-yeung Ying-chai (left 1), attended the event launch of ”Go Green! Greenpeace10th Anniversary Photo Exhibition”.

Special guests, Dr. Sarah Liao, Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works, famous Hong Kong mountaineer, Chung Kin-man, and multi-media artist Craig Au-yeung Ying-chai, attended the event launch to share their thoughts on Greenpeace and its work while viewing the exhibition which also included a display of action props used over the last 10 years.

During the event, Dr. Liao expressed her opinion on Greenpeace, “ the presence of environmental NGOs such as Greenpeace is indispensable to pushing the environmental works forward,” she said. Dr. Liao also emphasized that the emergency of the climate change problem, every citizen has the responsibility to fight against it. She also showed her appreciation to Greenpeace and other green NGOs for their hard works in raising the awareness of Hong Kong people to combat climate change.

Greenpeace China Campaign and Communications Director Lo Sze-ping believes that the photo exhibition can enhance public awareness about climate change, its causes and the solutions. “Over the last decade, Greenpeace has won important environmental victories in championing food safety and promoting sustainable agriculture, eliminating toxic chemicals as well as protecting ancient forests. However, stopping climate change is the ‘mother of all battles’ and everyone must join hands to take urgent action now.”

Greenpeace led an expedition in April 2007 and documented climate change impacts in the Himalayas and Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, including the dramatic retreat of the region’s glaciers. These glaciers are the source of great river systems, such as the Yangtze, Yellow, Mekong, Ganges and Indus, which one-sixth of humanity rely on for their water. One of the main causes of climate change is our burning of fossil fuels, like coal, for electricity. If we do not switch to clean, renewable energy and invest in energy efficiency programmes, the region’s glaciers will disappear completely.

“Greenpeace China 10th Anniversary Photo Exhibition” is the opening event in a series of activities being held from June to August to mark the organisation’s 10th Anniversary. Greenpeace China Fundraising and Marketing Director, Leung Pui-fung, previewed the upcoming events before urging the public to take the first small step towards stopping climate change by switching to energy saving fluorescent light bulbs.


Exhibition Details:
Date :
10th – 21st June

Venue : Commercial Press Exhibition Centre, Shop AR313,
2/F Hotel Miramar Shopping Arcade,
118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Time : 11:00 – 21:00