Powering a Carbon-Free HK: Pathways Towards a Net-Zero Emissions Power System for HK

HIGHLIGHTS ▪ The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Working Group 1 Report, published in 2021, warns that if the world has any chance of keeping a temperature rise within 1.5°C, we need to reduce our emissions immediately, rapidly, and on a large scale. Hong Kong is already experiencing some climate stress, such as heatwaves, storm surges, and other extreme weather events. To minimise the threat of climate change, such as sea level rises which could damage the city’s critical infrastructure and disrupt its economy, Hong Kong needs to decarbonise as quickly as possible. ▪ In November 2020, Hong Kong pledged to achieve.