Mr. Shun Chi-ming, Director of the Hong Kong Observatory presented the United Nations' World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Research Award for Young Scientists 2015 on behalf of WMO to Professor Tai Pui-Kuen of the Earth System Science Programme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 1 September. Professor Tai is the first Hong Kong scientist receiving the Award and his award-winning research is titled "Threat to future global food security from climate change and ozone air pollution" that he published in the Journal of "Nature Climate Change".
Mr. Shun said that Professor Tai's receiving the "WMO Research Award for Young Scientists" was an honour for the meteorological community in Hong Kong. His study is a timely reminder to us that the impacts of climate change are highly relevant to our daily life. Under the influence of global warming, high temperature records in Hong Kong has been broken rather frequently in recent years. Actions to reduce greenhouse gas emission and to make our society more resilient to climate change effects must be taken without delay. The Observatory will spare no efforts to undertake researches on climate change and support local institutions on related projects.