PolyU is dedicated to achieving environmental excellence and fostering a sustainable organisational culture by integrating sustainability principles into its research, education, operation and campus development. In an interview with Sing Tao Daily, Prof. Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation) and Director of the PolyU Policy Research Centre for Innovation and Technology, elaborated on the University's plan to achieve carbon neutrality.


The University aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 and has established short-term (2028), medium-term (2033) and long-term (2045) decarbonisation goals. To facilitate the practical application of carbon neutrality research on the PolyU campus, the Carbon Neutrality Funding Scheme was initiated in 2022/23. This scheme supports sustainability-related research projects that leverage the University’s expertise and use the campus as a testing ground for technologies and solutions that enhance living standards and reduce carbon emissions. In addition to research application on the PolyU main campus, the 2023/24 initiative will also extend to include decarbonisation efforts at the new Kowloon Tong Hostel Development.


Promoting a green economy for sustainable development is a significant global theme. In recognition of this, PolyU will persevere in supporting the application of new decarbonisation research technologies on campus, using proven solutions to encourage industry adoption and accelerating the transformation of Hong Kong into an international green technology and finance centre.


Full interview: https://polyu.me/3wr0BDK