Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How Hong Kong Compares

Hong Kong’s existing GHG inventory serves an important technical purpose: it is calculated for inclusion within China’s national GHG report. However, HK’s inventory does not use the same methodology as that used by nation‐states. In order to avoid double counting, some of Hong Kong’s emissions are included in China’s GHG inventory rather than in Hong Kong’s. For this reason, Hong Kong’s reported emissions do not provide a fair basis of comparison with those of states. This summary provides recommendations to the Hong Kong government to enable useful and accurate input the the policy.

The summary report is published by the Social and Policy Research Unit Department of Social Sciences Hong Kong Institute of Education and Civic Exchange.