Dr. Nien Dak Sze, chairman and CEO of Cambridge-based Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (AER) has been invited by the Hong Kong government's Central Policy Unit to present his paper on the sustainable development of China and Hong Kong on March 12 in Hong Kong. Sustainable development is building what is needed in the present, without compromising our environment in the future.
"Achieving sustainable development in China and in Hong Kong is an important issue, because what happens in those two countries affects every country in the world," said Dr. Sze.
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Mario Molina is the keynote speaker of the conference. Dr. Sze is part of a panel of distinguished experts from the private and public sectors who will be presenting their remarks following the remarks Professor Molina. Professor Molina is also an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The conference is the first of its kind in Hong Kong, and is expect to be attended by over 250 people representing government, industry and academia.
Dr. Sze, founder of AER, is well respected in the field of ozone depletion and climate issues. He is one of the original developers of one- and two-dimensional stratospheric models that simulated ozone depletion resulting from the release of chemicals in the atmosphere.
Founded in 1977, Atmospheric and Environmental Research is an environmental research and consulting company. AER is an award-winning company with demonstrated expertise in remote sensing, satellite meteorology, numerical weather prediction, climatology, circulation diagnostics, atmospheric chemistry, air quality and risk assessment, mathematical modeling, planetary sciences, and system engineering. In addition to its Cambridge, MA headquarters, AER has offices in Bedford, MA; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, CA; Hong Kong, and Beijing.