Secretary for the Environment KS Wong, together with more than 60 built environment and energy sector stakeholders, as well as government departments took part in the "Post-COP21 Green Building Imaging" engagement session at Government House today.
Opening the session, Mr Wong said the Energy Saving Plan for the Built Environment 2015~2025+ published by the Environment Bureau last year has set the target of reducing Hong Kong's energy intensity by 40% by 2025, adding that it is a major initiative to tackle climate change.
More than half of Hong Kong’s energy use is in electricity consumption, with buildings accounting for about 90% and promoting green buildings and enhancing building energy saving is a Government priority.
The Government has also pledged in the plan to create a platform to discuss energy saving in the private sector with built environment stakeholders and power companies.
"Today's meeting was a useful forum for us to have exchanges with the stakeholders on how we can work together in the face of the climate change challenge,” Mr Wong said.