Hong Kong is, in some ways, a microcosm of the world; in other ways, it is far from it. After its success in handling the Covid-19 crisis so far, the city can show a way for the rest of the world to avoid the impending climate crisis.

Were it to achieve a zero net carbon economy by 2050, as mandated by its commitment to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recommendations, Hong Kong would certainly set an example for others.

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“Hong Kong 2050 is now” is a campaign launched by Civil Exchange – a Hong Kong-based non-profit — and World Resource Institute (WRI) – a global think tank. It is exploring this question by engaging with the public. It hopes to contribute to the public consultation process initiated by the Hong Kong government’s Sustainable Development Council (SDC) to evaluate the 2030 Climate Plan and change it as required.



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