About HK2050isNOW

Hong Kong 2050 is Now is a Hong Kong-based platform for education, collaboration, and action on the climate crisis. We seek to inspire ambitious target setting, induce behavior change, and mobilise collective action towards a carbon-neutral Hong Kong.

We believe tackling the climate crisis does not need to compromise quality of life. The decarbonisation of our city is not only technically feasible, but also offers “multiple wins,” including significant economic and environmental benefits. We believe a decarbonised city is people-centric, more liveable, healthier, and economically successful. That is what we envision for Hong Kong.

To achieve these benefits and reach net-zero emissions at reasonable cost, action must be taken as soon as possible.

To achieve these benefits and reach net-zero emissions at reasonable cost, action must be taken as soon as possible.

OBJECTIVES

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#Educate and #Engage the public on the risks and opportunities facing Hong Kong in an age of climate crisis, based on rigorous scientific and policy #Research.

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#Encourage personal, corporate and government #Action to be undertaken now in combating the climate crisis, including personal lifestyle, business best practice, and regulatory #Change.

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#Aggregate the efforts of stakeholders working towards the vision of a Net-Zero carbon Hong Kong, #Leveraging existing grassroot and community movements to further #Catalyze their impact.

Theory Of Change

Our theory of change across our program has three aspects.

  • 1

    We target relevant sectors according to appropriate action plans and encourage engagement.

  • 2

    We target relevant sectors according to appropriate action plans and encourage engagement.

  • 3

    Our third phase is rooted in education and media that helps push policy reform and any additional desired subsequent action. Our theory of change ensures an inclusive process that seeks to connect sectors and build coalitions for change.

Research

Identify the key issue and conduct evidence based and interdisciplinary research. Apply research findings to shed light on the issue and reframe policy debates, identify key targets for change and approach.

NET-ZERO CARBON

Our theory of change ensures an inclusive process that seeks to connect sectors and build coalitions for change.

Action

Encourage relevant action to combat the climate crisis, including personal lifestyle change, business best practice, and regulatory change.

Platform

Aggregate the efforts of stakeholders working towards the vision of a net-zero carbon Hong Kong, leveraging existing grassroots and community movements to further catalyse and amplify their impact. Media and education are a key part of this phase.

Theory Of Change

Our theory of change across our program has three aspects.

  • 1

    We target relevant sectors according to appropriate action plans and encourage engagement.

  • 2

    We target relevant sectors according to appropriate action plans and encourage engagement.

  • 3

    Our third phase is rooted in education and media that helps push policy reform and any additional desired subsequent action. Our theory of change ensures an inclusive process that seeks to connect sectors and build coalitions for change.

Research

Identify the key issue and conduct evidence based and interdisciplinary research. Apply research findings to shed light on the issue and reframe policy debates, identify key targets for change and approach.

NET-ZERO CARBON

Our theory of change ensures an inclusive process that seeks to connect sectors and build coalitions for change.

Action

Encourage relevant action to combat the climate crisis, including personal lifestyle change, business best practice, and regulatory change.

Platform

Aggregate the efforts of stakeholders working towards the vision of a net-zero carbon Hong Kong, leveraging existing grassroots and community movements to further catalyse and amplify their impact. Media and education are a key part of this phase.

PLATFORM/PARTNERSHIP

From an initial group consisting of Civic Exchange, World Resources Institute, RS Group, and ADM Capital Foundation, Hong Kong 2050 is Now as a collaborative initiative has grown into a broad-based platform supporting the community of stakeholders driving climate action in Hong Kong.

Our partners and us believe policy and behavior changes can only be achieved with strong community support, and that can only come when Hong Kong’s citizens are educated and informed about climate change as it relates directly to our lives. We have therefore set out to include amongst our network a broad array of experts, policy makers, community leaders, business leaders, NGO leaders, academics, and youth leaders. This ensures that we can access, share, and exchange ideas on all solutions that offer Hong Kong the greatest potential for emissions reductions, from policy to education to media and community engagement, all underpinned by evidence-based research.

Ultimately, we want to inspire Hong Kong people to visualize what a cleaner, healthier, greener city we can live in, how that offers us a better quality of life, and how we can all play a part.

Special Advisors

Lam Chiu Ying

Lam Chiu Ying

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Tracy Wong Harris

Tracy Wong Harris

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Team

Fiona Lau

Fiona Lau

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Lauren Chan

Lauren Chan

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Lawrence Iu

Lawrence Iu

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Simran Sawhney

Simran Sawhney

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Advisory Group

Our advisory board provides key inputs to the planning and implementation of the Hong Kong 2050 is Now initiative, as well as broader strategic and high-level insights. This includes advice on our objectives, structures, anf engagement of key stakeholders in order to create widespread outreach and buy-in for the discussion and implementation of recommendations arising out of Hong Kong 2050 is Now.

Annie Chen

Annie Chen

Anthony Ng

Anthony Ng

Calvin Kwan

Calvin Kwan

Debra Tan

Debra Tan

Edwin Lau

Edwin Lau

Evan Auyang

Evan Auyang

Joan Shang

Joan Shang

Lisa Genasci

Lisa Genasci

Lulu Zhou

Lulu Zhou

Robert Gibson

Robert Gibson

Shailesh Sreedharan

Shailesh Sreedharan

Yan Yan Yip

Yan Yan Yip

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME