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.
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.
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) urged members of the international community that we must achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 to avoid further consequences of climate change. The report points out that Hong Kong has the ability to achieve the 2030 climate target, which is a 26-36% reduction in absolute carbon emissions compared to 2005.
Published by: Global Banking & Finance Review on June 29, 2020
If we act now, Hong Kong can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by decarbonizing the power sector, improving building efficiency, and enhancing mobility, according to a comprehensive roadmap released today by Civic Exchange, an independent public policy think tank, and World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization.
Hong Kong-based Redress, a charity dedicated to fighting fashion waste, has just established its new headquarters in Sham Shui Po, the heart of the city’s historical textile manufacturing hub. The new space will feature a Retrospective Exhibition to celebrate pieces from previous cycles of the Redress Design Awards, the organisation’s flagship program promoting sustainable fashion designs.