17 Jun 2022 09:40am - 04:55pm

BEC EnviroSeries Conference: Driving Business Ambition into Action for a Net-zero Hong Kong

Event Date: 17 Jun 2022 09:40am - 04:55pm

Type: Seminar 

Organizer: Others  - Business Environment Council

Coordinator: Knowledge Liaison Team

The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (“COP26”) was concluded in Glasgow, United Kingdom in November last year with mixed feelings. Some were disappointed by the outcome, notably the Glasgow Climate Pact’s agreement to “phase down” rather than “phase out” coal. Others welcomed the reaffirmed recognition of the importance of keeping 1.5 degrees within reach by mid-century, and an agreed framework under the Pact to bridge the gaps between ambition and a 1.5-degree future. One thing though is clear: the key to success is to convert pledges into actions, and to solicit support from corporates and other stakeholders in accelerating and scaling the transition to a net-zero world.

The Hong Kong SAR Government announced a four-pronged decarbonisation strategy under Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2050 – net-zero electricity generation, energy saving and green buildings, green transport, and waste reduction – with an interim target to half Hong Kong’s carbon emissions before 2035 compared to the 2005 level, and to ultimately achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. In light of this, the Conference aims to prepare and galvanise Hong Kong businesses to join force in the race to net-zero carbon.

Date:      17 June 2022 (Friday)
Time:      9:40a.m. – 4:55p.m.
Venue:    Online
Fee:        Free of charge

About Business Environment Council Limited 商界環保協會有限公司
Business Environment Council Limited (“BEC”) is an independent, charitable membership organisation, established by the business sector in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in 1992, BEC has been at the forefront of promoting environmental excellence by advocating the uptake of clean technologies and practices which reduce waste, conserve resources, prevent pollution and improve corporate environmental and social responsibility. BEC offers sustainable solutions and professional services covering advisory, research, assessment, training and award programs for government, business and the community, thus enabling environmental protection and contributing to the transition to a low carbon economy.