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Climate Actions

Climate Actions

CLIMATE EMERGENCY

CLIMATE EMERGENCY

Climate change affects all regions around the world. Like other cities, Hong Kong is facing problems such as rising temperatures and more extreme weather phenomena. Under the Paris Agreement, it is important to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°Cand 2°C in the 21st Century. As a global citizen, Hong Kong must take actions timely to tackle the carbon emission problem at source and mitigate the temperature rise to protect ourselves and our next generations.
PAST ACHIEVEMENTS IN DECARBONISATION

PAST ACHIEVEMENTS IN DECARBONISATION

We are moving steadily towards our decarbonisation target. Hong Kong's total carbon emissions have shown a downward trend after reaching its peak in 2014 , with the per capita carbon emissions reduced from 6.2 tonnes in 2014 to 5.3 tonnes in 2019.
CHALLENGES

CHALLENGES

Achieving carbon neutrality before 2050 requires the participation and support of the whole community. The Government, business sectors, schools and non-governmental organisations must work together and set an example by promoting and encouraging the public to adopt and practise a low-carbon lifestyle.
DECARBONISATION STRATEGIES • TARGETS • ACTIONS

DECARBONISATION STRATEGIES • TARGETS • ACTIONS

The Government is committed to achieving carbon neutrality before 2050 by implementing four main strategies of “net-zero electricity generation”, “energy saving and green buildings”, “green transport” and “waste reduction”.
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE

CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE

To combat climate change effectively, apart from implementing ambitious decarbonisation strategies, we also need to adopt a comprehensive strategy on climate change adaptation and resilience to protect the life, health and assets of the people from extreme weather and strengthen the resilience of the community.
OPPORTUNITIES

OPPORTUNITIES

Hong Kong's target to achieve carbon neutrality in less than 30 years will undoubtedly bring a myriad of challenges and difficulties, but it will also open up new opportunities for Hong Kong.

Contact Us

For general queries about climate change, please contact us at:

Telephone: (852) 2838-3111    Fax: (852) 2838-2155    Email: climatechange@epd.gov.hk

 

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