Climate Actions
Climate Actions
The Paris Agreement and Hong Kong
The Paris Agreement and Hong Kong
The Paris Agreement came into force on 4 November 2016, succeeding the Kyoto Protocol. As decided by the Central People's Government, the Paris Agreement applies to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Carbon Emissions and Hong Kong
We have set an ambitious carbon intensity target of 65% to 70% by 2030 using 2005 as the base, which is equivalent to 26% to 36% absolute reduction and a reduction to 3.3-3.8 tonnes on a per capita basis.
Carbon Emissions and Hong Kong
Mitigating Climate Change: Electricity Generation
Mitigating Climate Change: Electricity Generation
Our carbon reduction plan includes phasing down coal for electricity generation and replacing it with natural gas by 2030.
Mitigating Climate Change: Increasing Renewable Energy
Based on currently mature and commercially available technologies, we are ready to optimise the introduction of RE in a more systematic manner with the Government taking the lead.
Mitigating Climate Change: Increasing Renewable Energy
Energy and Carbon Efficiency in Buildings and Infrastructure
Energy and Carbon Efficiency in Buildings and Infrastructure
Saving energy is not only possible but profitable. Energy saving is the most critical means for Hong Kong to continuously reduce carbon emissions where there will also be an air quality benefit.
Lowering Carbon Emission and Transportation
Hong Kong has a well developed public transport system with railway as its backbone. Going forward, we will facilitate walking as well as continue to provide a safe, efficient, reliable and environment-friendly transport system with multi-modal choices that meets the community's needs.
Lowering Carbon Emission and Transportation
Adapting Climate Change
Adapting Climate Change
Hong Kong has done substantial work on climate adaptation over the years although more will be needed going forward.
Climate Change and Ecosystems
The Paris Agreement recognises the critical importance of forests as carbon sinks and specifically calls for protection of forests, as well as maintenance of ecosystems.
Climate Change and Ecosystems
Strengthening Climate Resilience
Strengthening Climate Resilience
Our assessment is that the city is reasonably well-prepared in terms of the physical risks brought about by severe weather events as we have a long history in dealing with building-up and strengthening our infrastructure.
Individual Actions
Some useful tips to help us practise low-carbon living and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Individual Actions
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