Energy supply is a major contributor to climate change. Energy-related greenhouse gas emissions come mainly from the combustion of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. In 2019, electricity generation was Hong Kong's largest source of carbon emissions (66%). Action to mitigate climate change requires a fundamental transformation of energy systems and energy consumption. In order to meet the climate targets set by the Paris Agreement, Hong Kong plans to achieve carbon neutrality before 2050. Energy transition has become a key issue to build the sustainable future of Hong Kong.
Co-hosted by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, and the Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD) and the Research Innovation Office (RIO) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the third conference held within the “Sustainability Lecture Series: The Decarbonisation Challenge” will bring together a mix of speakers from academic and business community to share their views, experiences and good practices towards sustainability.