HK to re­duce car­bon in­ten­sity by 70 per­cent

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Hong Kong aims to re­duce car­bon in­ten­sity by 65 to 70 per­cent by 2030 com­pared with the 2005 level, the Hong Kong Spe­cial Ad­min­is­tra­tive Re­gion (HKSAR) gov­ern­ment said in a cli­mate ac­tion plan.

The tar­get is equiv­a­lent to an ab­so­lute re­duc­tion of 26 to 36 per­cent and re­sult­ing in per capita emis­sion of 3.3 to 3.8 tons, ac­cord­ing to Hong Kong's Cli­mate Ac­tion Plan 2030+, which also an­tic­i­pated that Hong Kong's car­bon emis­sion will peak be­fore 2020.

To achieve this goal, Hong Kong will re­duce coal-fired elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion, ap­ply re­new­able en­ergy on a wider and larger scale and make its in­fra­struc­ture more en­ergy ef­fi­cient.

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