No Complacency

There is a growing realization that the world must take much more ambitious and urgent action towards decarbonization to avoid potentially irreversible consequences of climate change.



We must embark on a pathway to net zero greenhouse gas emissions to limit the temperature rise within 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

The October 2018 IPCC report Global Warming of 1.5°C highlights that global annual emissions need to be reduced to about half from the current levels by 2030 in order to limit global warming to 1.5˚C.

This goal will only be achieved if net emissions are reduced to zero by around 2050.

Hong Kong is committed to take action under the Paris Agreement. In 2017, Hong Kong released the Climate Action Plan 2030+ and committed to peak carbon emissions by 2020 and to reduce them by 26-36% from 2005 levels by 2030.

But we must agree a pathway to net-zero emissions for HK.


Climate mitigation and adaptation efforts will bring opportunities for Hong Kong to promote innovation, develop new industries, and reinvent itself to be more sustainable and inclusive as we transition our economy to one that is much cleaner.

We have identified key sectors for deep dives, sectors where we must drive action and change to decarbonize our city. An Energy Policy Solution Model developed by World Resources Institute has allowed us to model and analyze emissions scenarios for Hong Kong and indicated the sectors to expand our research and partnerships. These include energy, building efficiency, mobility, nature-based solutions, waste management and low-carbon lifestyle.


We engage in modeling, policy research, action and public engagement on how Hong Kong can become carbon neutral and help combat our global climate crisis while providing a better life for its citizens.

Our latest news can be read below:

Hong Kong’s Role in Low-Carbon Transport: From Europe to China
Orange News: The European Parliament approved a bill to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars after 2035. This decision has sparked a debate among supporters and opponents of the bill. While the bill passed with a narrow margin,...
#Air, #Climate Urgency, #Mobility
By Ivy Yeung
23rd March 2023
Climate Resilience in the Greater Bay Area: Challenges and Priorities
Orange News: The release of the world’s first comparison of every state’s physical climate risk has raised serious concerns. The study, conducted by XDI, a risk analytics company, highlights the risks of climate change on global economies, infrastructures, and livelihoods....
#Building Efficiency, #Climate Urgency, #Energy, #Natural Based Solution
By Ivy Yeung
16th March 2023
Hong Kong’s 2023-2024 Budget: A step towards economic revitalization and carbon neutrality
Orange News: The recently announced Hong Kong SAR 2023-2024 budget outlines a plan for economic recovery and social revitalization, as well as a commitment to sustainable development and a transition to net-zero emissions. While the measures proposed are pragmatic, there...
#Climate Urgency, #Energy, #Green Economy, #Green Finance, #Mobility
By Ivy Yeung
3rd March 2023

Your Carbon Footprint

Just as walking on sand leaves a footprint, burning fuel for human activity leaves greenhouse gases in the air, creating a carbon footprint. Everything we have, use, and consume, from food to clothes to transportation, are intimately linked to Hong Kong’s overall emissions figure.

According to the WWF, if everyone on Earth led the same lifestyle as that of Hong Kong people, 4.2 Earths would be required to fulfil our resource needs!

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