Wong Kam-Sing, Environment Secretary, Hong Kong SAR
Hong Kong is in the process of updating its Climate Action Plan – originally launched in January 2017 – with a revised strategy for combating climate change, due to be released later this year. With COP26 taking place in November, this plan comes at crucial time in the debate around climate change and will outline concrete steps to help Hong Kong achieve carbon neutrality before 2050.
To update Corporate Members on the Climate Action Plan, Asia House will welcome one of its key architects, Wong Kam-Sing, Environment Secretary, Hong Kong SAR, for a briefing on 23 September as part of the Asia House COP26 Programme.
Speaking from Hong Kong, Secretary Wong will outline his vision for Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan and share Hong Kong’s strategy for achieving deep decarbonisation. Secretary Wong will also share insights on how Hong Kong can leverage its position as a major financial hub and member of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group to expediate the regional and global climate agenda, and reflect upon the commercial opportunities associated with Hong Kong’s new climate strategy amid an uncertain geopolitical landscape.
Within the initial Climate Action Plan, the Government of Hong Kong outlined its longer-term actions and established the target to reduce carbon by 26-36 per cent by 2030 (from 2005 levels). Key actions to achieving this target include reducing coal-fired energy generation, increasing adoption of renewable energy, and the greening of infrastructure and transport. While the content of the new plan is yet to be announced, new initiatives are anticipated around the adoption of electric vehicles and renewable energy, as well as the exploration of opportunities in green hydrogen.
This invitation-only webinar is being convened for members of Asia House’s corporate network. To register interest in joining, please email Edward Danks: firstname.lastname@example.org