New report from HK2050 is Now, Civic Exchange and the World Resources Institute shows that Hong Kong can reduce carbon emissions by 90 per cent from its 2005 level by decarbonising the power sector, improving building efficiency and enhancing mobility alone.
Scientists from the University of Hong Kong can now tell whether songbirds for sale at markets were wild-caught by testing the molecular fingerprint on their flesh and feathers. Other projects against wildlife trade include: mapping global pangolin trading routes, an app that recognises endangered fish, and using drain water to identify species in wet markets.
Influential corporate leaders and fund managers from around the world recently held an inaugural meeting in New York in preparation to launch the world’s first unified initiative to identify, authenticate, and measure the impact of investments that advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Hong Kong has the potential to achieve zero emissions by 2050, a far more ambitious goal, if the government takes drastic and immediate measures to decarbonise power generation, make buildings more energy efficient and improve city planning to allow residents to live closer to work and school, thereby cutting down on commuting.