SEE begins visit to three cities in Greater Bay Area (with photos)

The Secretary for Environment and Ecology, Mr Tse Chin-wan, together with the Legislative Council Panel on Environmental Affairs, today (August 7) began a duty visit to three cities in the Greater Bay Area.

The delegation first visited the Department of Ecology and Environment of Guangdong Province and met with representatives on work related to ecological conservation, environmental pollution prevention, combating climate change, etc, with a view to deepening the exchanges and co-operation between the two places on environmental issues.

In the afternoon, the delegation visited the Yanling new energy eco-industrial park and Guangzhou public transport command center of the Guangzhou Public Transport Group. They received a briefing from a representative on the operation of electric public transport and electric taxis, as well as their charging facilities, and thus learned about Guangzhou's experiences and practices for the purpose of promoting the development of green public transport in Hong Kong.

Mr Tse pointed out that transportation accounts for about 20 per cent of Hong Kong's total carbon emissions, and the development of green and low-carbon transport is crucial to achieving carbon neutrality. The Government has announced the Hong Kong Roadmap on Popularisation of Electric Vehicles, the Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong 2035, and Hong Kong's Climate Action Plan 2050 successively. These initiatives cover policy directions and future targets in various areas promoting the adoption of new energy transport technologies so as to guide Hong Kong towards zero vehicular emissions before 2050.

Mr Tse and the delegation will continue their visit to the Greater Bay Area tomorrow (August 8), including visits to the Nanhai Hydrogen Center and hydrogen fuel cell tram in Gaoming district in Foshan, and the exhibition hall of Huawei Digital Power AntoHill Headquarters in Shenzhen.

Ends/Monday, August 7, 2023
Issued at HKT 19:45