主持人：Janice Wong and Brian Wong
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8:30am-9:15am: UN biodiversity conference
8:30am-9:15am: Dr Alice Hughes, Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong’s School of Biological Sciences
8:30am-9:15am: Kitty Tam, Assistant Manager, Conservation Policy, WWF-Hong Kong
8:30am-9:00am: Dr Billy Hau, Principal Lecturer, University of Hong Kong’s School of Biological Sciences
9:15am-9:25am: Hong Kong Seeing Eye Dog Training School
9:15am-9:25am: Raymond Cheung, founding chairman, Hong Kong Seeing Eye Dog Services
9:25am-9:30am: World Cup
9:25am-9:30am: Atom Cheung, RTHK sports reporter
On Friday's Backchat we're talking about biodiversity.
A United Nations conference on the issue now meeting in the Canadian city of Montreal is consider-ing a proposal to put 30 percent of land and sea under protection by 2030.
The urgent need for action was underscored by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the opening of the conference. He said humanity has become "a weapon of mass extinction" and gov-ernments must end the “orgy of destruction”.
According to a UN report, more than 1 million species are now threatened with extinction, while as much as 40% of Earth's land surfaces are considered degraded.
So what can we expect from the summit? How can we better preserve biodiversity locally and globally?
After 9:15am, we'll find out more about Hong Kong's first guide dog training school.
And at 9:25 we‘ll get the latest World Cup update from our sports correspondent.
主持人：Janice Wong and Brian Wong
8:30am-9:15am: Covid isolation facilities
8:30am-9:15am: Jeff Bent, Managing Director, Worldwide Cruise Terminals
8:30am-9:00am: Dr Ma Hok Cheung, CEO of Pok Oi Hospital Board Office
8:30am-9:15am: Francis Lam, Chairman, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors’ Housing Policy Panel
9:15am-9:30am: Million-year-old skull discovery in China
9:15am-9:30am: Lam Weng Cheong, Associate Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Department of Anthropology
9:15am-9:30am: Dr Michael Rivera, Lecturer, University of Hong Kong’s Department of History
On Friday's Backchat, we look at what‘s to become of Hong Kong’s Covid isolation facilities.
It’s understood that the government will assess all available Covid isolation and treatment facilities and explore the possibility of converting them into transitional housing.
According to local media reports, facilities with private washrooms will be first in line — making the Kai Tak Community isolation facility a likely choice.
The idea was welcomed by housing concern groups, but others are worried about its possible impact on tourism and the development of the Kai Tak area into a business and sports hub.
After 9:15, we’ll look at how a million year old skull found on the mainland provides insight in human evolutionary.