Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How Hong Kong Compares – Policy Recommendations

The HKSAR Government can become a leader in GHG emissions measurements by investing in a variety of ways to measure emissions, as well as by adopting a collaborative attitude towards working with universities and other knowledgeable institutions.This can be done through direct government funding or public granting organizations, such as the Research Grants Council and the Environment & Conservation Fund.
As countries, regions, cities, industrial sectors, businesses and other types of organizations begin in earnest to develop methodologies to measure, monitor, report, verify and use relevant data for assessment and policy-making, the accumulated knowledge will give the Hong Kong authorities as well as local bodies the ability not only to formulate effective measures to reduce GHG emissions but also to participate actively in national and international dialogue on the subject. It will also lead to building human resource capacity in job creation.