Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) is pleased to announce that HKGFA’s Third Annual Forum “Financing Carbon Neutrality in Asia” will be held on Tuesday 30th November 2021. We expect over 1,000 participants virtually, including policy makers, regulators, financial institutions, companies and civil society from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Asia and beyond to join this event; as well as over 150 physical participants at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong.
In the past year, Hong Kong has made significant progress in developing the green and sustainable finance market. HKGFA is proud to have made valuable contributions promoting cross-border market development initiatives such as leading four out of the six green projects under the Greater Bay Area Alliance Green Finance Association, facilitating cross-border multilateral dialogue between the public and private sector on Carbon Connect and formally establishing a channel to exchange green projects between the mainland and Hong Kong under the GIP/HKTDC/HKGFA MoU. These contributions would not have been possible without the strong support from the HKSAR government.
Hong Kong can further enhance its competitiveness by leveraging its status as China’s Offshore financial centre, and as a gateway for foreign investors to invest into China’s plans to be carbon neutral by 2060. With Asia being a significant source of carbon emissions, countries are looking into methods to transition and mitigate climate-related risk, build resilience, and lower emissions. Hong Kong is well-positioned to shape the future of green finance, be at the forefront of innovative sustainable products and finance the transition to net-zero.
This year’s Annual Forum speakers will explore, discuss and debate how and what actions are needed to lead Asian countries towards the carbon neutrality target.