The Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, will depart for Copenhagen, Denmark, in the small hours tomorrow (October 9) to attend the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) World Mayors Summit 2019 and the C40 Steering Committee meeting. He will meet with municipal officials and stakeholders to exchange views on a variety of environmental issues related to climate change, and will also visit a major waste-to-energy facility.
The four-day C40 World Mayors Summit 2019 will start on October 9 (Copenhagen time) and aims at bringing together global decision makers for cities, business executives, scientists and other stakeholders to showcase their strategies to tackle the climate crisis, including decarbonisation actions.
Also on October 9 (Copenhagen time), Mr Wong will participate in a regional meeting of Asia mayors on low-carbon inclusive growth organised by C40. He will also meet the Chief Executive Officer of the Denmark Green Building Council, Ms Mette Qvist.
Over the next two days, Mr Wong will attend multiple sessions and participate in various activities of the summit. On October 10 (Copenhagen time), he will meet the Minister of State in the Ministry of National Development and the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore, Mr Zany Mohamad, and give a presentation on Hong Kong's flood prevention and adaptation measures in combating climate change at a plenary session of the C40 World Mayors Summit. He will also take part in the C40 Steering Committee meeting on October 11 (Copenhagen time) and meet the Global Ambassador of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, Mr Gregor Robertson, afterwards.
While in Copenhagen, Mr Wong will also meet with government officials and representatives of C40 delegates to discuss issues related to climate change, and will visit a smart city energy laboratory for Copenhagen and a state-of-the-art facility on waste-to-energy on October 12 (Copenhagen time).
Mr Wong will conclude his visit in the evening on October 12 (Copenhagen time) and return to Hong Kong in the afternoon on October 13.
Ends/Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Issued at HKT 15:22