The Council for Sustainable Development (SDC) submitted to the Government its report on Hong Kong's long-term decarbonisation strategy, hoping to get the economy ready for advancing to net zero emissions by 2050, as part of the global effort to limit the average temperature increase to well below 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. In support of this strategy, the SDC has set out a long-term vision based on 55 recommendations across eight key areas, namely Target; Lifestyles; Education, Training and Research; Built Environment; Energy; Transport; City Planning and Management; and Finance.
Details of the Council Report and Public Engagement: www.susdev.org.hk
Three PhD students from the School of Architecture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) studied urban climate in Hong Kong and the Yangtze Delta region and developed a globally applicable, open source detailed urban climatic map. Each of their journal papers has been recently recognized as being amongst ‘the most cited articles since 2017’ published by Urban Climate, an international academic journal. This shows urban climate studies conducted by Hong Kong researchers are of great concern and reference value to global researchers. CUHK has been committed to promoting research related to sustainable development and the environment as one of the four strategic areas of research.
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