Greenhouse gas inventory released

The Environmental Protection Department today released the 2017 greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory for Hong Kong.


It is observed that Hong Kong's GHG emissions have shown a decreasing trend since 2014.


Hong Kong's total GHG emissions in 2017 amounted to 40.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e), a 2.4% drop compared with 2016. 


The per capita GHG emissions and carbon intensity were about 5.5 tonnes and 0.015 kg CO2-e per Hong Kong Dollar GDP respectively. 


Electricity generation was the major source of emissions, amounting to 26.6 million tonnes or 65.4% of the total. 


Other major emission sources were the transport sector amounting to 17.8% of the total, and waste management amounting to 6.9%. 


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