The COP26 conference recently held in Scotland highlighted the global urgency in tackling climate change and a clear linkage has been drawn between greenhouse gas emissions and urban growth. Over 1,000 international cities signed a net-zero pledge to halve their emissions by 2030, as many cities globally have been impacted by climate change already. In 2020, Hong Kong recorded its second warmest year since 1884.
While mega developments such as the Northern Metropolis and Greater Bay Area will ease housing shortage and enhance Hong Kong’s economic future, it can also potentially be a major contributor of carbon emissions. How can the city balance its development and expansion, while actively work to mitigate the effects of climate change and build a future-proof resilient city?
In the webinar, a panel of industry experts will explore this question from various viewpoints, from urban planning and green finance to construction, as well as the challenges and opportunities ahead. The speakers will share their insights on:
- How will the net-zero pledge signed at COP26 and the HKSAR Government’s Climate Action Plan 2050 affect urban development and infrastructure in the future to cope with climate risks?
- How will closer integration into the Greater Bay Area impact Hong Kong’s urban planning while securing a sustainable future?
- What can be done to accelerate mutually beneficial partnerships between the Government, businesses and society to build climate-resilient infrastructure and a future ready city?
The event is organised by AECOM. Hong Kong Green Finance Association is a supporting organisation of the event.