Sponsored by the Environment and Conservation Fund, the "Carbon Neutrality Publicity Campaign" (Campaign) is organised by the Environmental Campaign Committee and jointly organised by the Environment and Ecology Bureau, the Environmental Protection Department and the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department. Members of the public are encouraged to support the decarbonisation strategies set out in the Hong Kong's Climate Action Plan 2050 announced by the Government in 2021 by changing their habits in respect of clothing, food, living and travel to reduce carbon emissions and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
The two-year Campaign focuses on three sub-themes, i.e. energy saving, green transport and waste reduction and recycling (including municipal solid waste charging).
The Carbon Neutrality Publicity Campaign Launch Ceremony was held on 4 August 2023. Officiating at the launch ceremony at the City Gallery in Central, the Secretary for Environment and Ecology, Mr Tse Chin-wan, kick-started the Campaign, with other officiating guests including the Chairman of the ECC, Professor Simon Wong; the Chairman of the ECF Committee, Dr Eric Cheng; the Convenor of the Education Working Group under the ECC, Mr Wong Chi-keung; and the Permanent Secretary for Environment and Ecology (Environment), Miss Janice Tse.
The ECC will roll out a series of publicity activities to the public to promote how to reduce carbon emissions, including broadcasting a new promotional video on TV and social media platforms. Premiered at the launch ceremony, the promotional video stresses the extreme climate change faced across the whole world, and appeals for public participation in committing to low carbon living by changing their habits and striving together for carbon neutrality by 2050.
A carbon neutrality information kiosk has been set up at City Gallery for public visit to understand related information starting from August 5 until September 30, 2023.
Date: August 5 – September 30, 2023
Address: 4/F, City Gallery, 3 Edinburgh Place, Central