Hong Kong to cut per capita carbon emissions to 3.3-3.8 tonnes by 2030

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HONG KONG, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong will cut its per capita carbon emissions to 3.3 to 3.8 tonnes by 2030 according to its climate action plan, an official of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said Thursday.

Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR government Wong Kam-sing made the remarks at an online conference of the 15th Eco Expo Asia themed "Green Innovation for a Circular Economy." Hong Kong's per capita carbon emissions were 5.4 tonnes in 2018.

Hong Kong has an even stronger demand for green recovery, green innovation and a green economy to speed up the transition of decarbonization amid the COVID-19 epidemic, Wong said, calling for concerted efforts from all sectors and a multi-pronged approach.

Wong said Hong Kong will issue its first road map on the popularization of electric vehicles (EVs) next year.

The HKSAR government has launched various initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, including planning larger-scale floating solar panels on water bodies, subsidizing the installation of EV charging infrastructure in car parks, and encouraging the transport operators to try out green technologies. Enditem

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