COP26: Climate adaptation vital in race to net zero but where’s the funding?

SCMP: At COP26, participants are no longer just talking about the “race to zero” or carbon neutrality. The “race to resilience” – a UN-backed campaign to catalyse global ambition towards helping the most vulnerable communities survive and thrive amid climate stresses – has also been incorporated into the UN climate conference’s official agenda. The “race…

With zero-carbon target set, time for Hong Kong to get serious about climate change

South China Morning Post: After a turbulent year, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor rounded out her policy address with a goal of Hong Kong reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. The new carbon target is positive as it aligns with the landmark Paris Accord climate agreement’s global goals. Moving to carbon neutrality will have positive…

Reports Recommend Cross-Agency Body and Improved Rating Systems for the Building Sector to Achieve Net Zero Emissions By 2050   

PRESS RELEASE  Reports Recommend Cross–Agency Body and Improved Rating Systems for the Building Sector to Achieve Net Zero Emissions By 2050     Hong Kong, 8 December 2020 – Establishing a dedicated Cross-Agency Body and improving building rating systems is key to driving effective policy change in the building sector towards net zero carbon emissions by 2050, according to two reports released today.     The recommendations are included in two reports released under a collaboration between HK2050 is Now, led by Civic…

Green Building Rating Systems: Energy Benchmarking Study

About the Study Green Building Rating Systems (GBRSs) play a key role in assessing environmental impact and sustainability, and in facilitating decarbonisation in the building sector. Eight GBRSs were chosen for this comparative study: CGBL, BEAM Plus, BREEAM, Green Mark, Green Star, LEED, EDGE, and NABERS Energy. They are categorised into two main types: scoring-based…