MIL-OSI Asia-Pac: Govt promotes low-carbon living

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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki today officiated at the Environment & Conservation Fund 30th anniversary “Let’s Grow for Green” launch ceremony.

Speaking at the event, Mr Chan pointed out that the Government has been formulating, implementing and enhancing various environmental protection-related policy initiatives to reduce the city’s total carbon emissions by half before 2035 from the 2005 level and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

He noted that the fund plays a constructive role in bringing together the wisdom and strength of all sectors of society to support the Government’s implementation of environment protection-related policies and encourage the public to practise low-carbon living.

Mr Chan added that he looked forward to the fund continuing to discharge its mission steadfastly, jointly with various stakeholders in society, to co-operate with the Government in key tasks such as strengthening public education and expanding recycling facilities in an all-round manner.

The overall objective is to cultivate and practise green culture in the whole community and build Hong Kong into a sustainable and beautiful city, he said.

Promotional activities themed “Let’s Grow for Green” will begin this month to encourage all sectors of society and the general public to have a deeper understanding and make good use of the fund through application for organising and participation in environmental protection and nature conservation projects and activities.

Secretary for Environment & Ecology Tse Chin-wan and about 200 guests, including Legislative Council members, district council members, social elites, and representatives of the recipient organisations, community organisations and green groups, also attended the ceremony.

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