by John Herbert (@johnherbert)
The No. 1 recommendation from the Decarbonisation Public consultation, Hong Kong should be Nett Zero by 2050 (published in Hong Kong Council for Sustainable development). Here is the link to the report https://bit.ly/38D6tvL
Since Hong Kong buildings account for around 90% of electricity consumption and therefore more than 60% of the Greenhouse Gas inventory, it must be obvious that buildings will be the targetted to dramatically lower emissions, that means improving energy efficiency.
This target, its still only a pledge, is broadly aligned with the targets in other countries in the region.
It is easy to promote a slogan without actually understanding the practical underlying details, the devil is in the details.
How can Hong Kong meet 2050 target?