Towards Carbon Neutrality

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Supported by the Environment and Energy Committee 



Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region



Emma Harvey, Group Sustainability Manager, Gammon Construction


Towards Carbon Neutrality

Hong Kong strives to achieve carbon neutrality before 2050. To achieve this target, Hong Kong's Climate Action Plan 2050 was promulgated in October 2021.  Specific strategies and goals on net-zero electricity generation, energy saving and green buildings, green transport and waste reduction are set out.  Examples include: 

  • achieve net-zero electricity generation before 2050;
  • reduce electricity consumption of both commercial and residential buildings;
  • ban the new registration of conventional private cars in 2035 or earlier; and 
  • develop adequate waste-to-energy facilities to achieve zero landfills by 2035. 


In the next 15 to 20 years, the Hong Kong SAR Government will devote about HK$240 billion to take forward various measures on climate change mitigation and adaptation. They will also, in line with the spirit of the Paris Agreement, conduct a review every five years to monitor the progress. 

During this webinar, Mr KS Wong, Secretary for the Environment of Hong Kong SAR, will talk about Hong Kong's pathway to carbon neutrality. 


About the speaker


Mr KS Wong was born in 1963 and graduated from the Department of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong. He received further education on sustainable built environment in the postgraduate program from the University of British Columbia in Canada. He assumed the post of the Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR on 1 July 2012.

As an architect by profession, Mr Wong has been promoting sustainable built environment since 1990s. His designs and researches on sustainable built environment have won him various local, regional and international awards. He served as the founder Chairman of the Environment and Sustainable Development Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the Chairman of the Professional Green Building Council and the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Green Building Council, and has contributed to the promotion and research of the standards and guidelines for sustainable built environment applicable to the high-density urban environment of Hong Kong.

During his tenure as the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong has launched and updated a number of policy blueprints covering climate actions, energy saving, air quality, popularisation of electric vehicles, waste management and biodiversity.


About the moderator

Emma is Group Sustainability Manager for Gammon Construction Limited. She joined Gammon in 2015 and is responsible for advising on project-specific environmental issues as well as driving sustainability initiatives across Gammon. Her current focus is on implementation of their Responsible Growth – 25 by 25 sustainability strategy. Emma has 25 years' professional experience in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City. Her background covers environmental consulting, multi-disciplinary project management, value and construction risk management facilitation, business development, sustainable urban planning, tourism planning and green buildings. Emma is a member of the Business Environment Council’s Climate Change Business Forum, the Executive Committee of the HK Institute of Environmental Impact Assessment, and the HK Green Building Council’s Sustainable Development Committee.



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4/21/2022 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
China Standard Time
Webinar (Details Will Be Shared By 5pm on the Day Before the Webinar)

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