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2018-09-14 12:45:00
​SEN attends opening plenary of Global Climate Action Summit

SEN attends opening plenary of Global Climate Action Summit 
     The Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, attended the opening plenary of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) co-organised by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy in San Francisco, the United States, this morning (September 13, San Francisco time). At the summit, global political and business leaders as well as different stakeholders held an in-depth conversation on the benefits of delivering a clean energy economy and discussed the urgent need to address the impact of climate change on human life and prosperity. 

     In the afternoon, Mr Wong departed for Facebook Headquarters, where he toured the campus and met with the Director of Sustainability, Mr Edward Palmieri, and the Strategic Initiatives Manager, Ms Chaya Nayak, to understand more on the company's initiatives related to sustainable development and its leading role during natural disasters and other crises.

     Mr Wong then visited the Salesforce Transit Center, a newly opened intermodal transit station for bus and rail services, to see its green building features. The building was awarded the US Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold rating.

     Mr Wong will continue his itinerary at the GCAS tomorrow (September 14, San Francisco time), when he will deliver a speech on Hong Kong's efforts in mitigating climate change. 
Ends/Friday, September 14, 2018 
Issued at HKT 12:42

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