Hong Kong is ready to share techniques to reduce carbon emissions

The Hong Kong government has developed a number of techniques to reduce the carbon emissions that have already yielded positive results, and is ready to share it with other countries, said at a meeting in Khabarovsk Assistant Director of Environment, Government of the Hong Kong Fung-I Tsang.

Meeting on the Environment in the framework of the APEC forum held Tuesday in Khabarovsk. On July 21, the experts and the ministers of the APEC countries will discuss the development of tourism in Khabarovsk. Twenty-fourth annual meeting of the leaders of the Asia-Pacific region will be held in Vladivostok in September. This is a first for Russia APEC summit.

"We would like to share with members and colleagues of our experience and some innovative methods of funding and partnerships that can be effectively applied to reduce carbon emissions," — said Fang, and Tsang.

According to her, the Hong Kong government has set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 by 52% compared with 2005. To do this, developed a number of measures. For example, to reduce the amount of energy consumed by buildings, uses a special system of subsidies for building owners to ensure that they performed an audit and assessment of energy efficiency of its facilities.

"Procedure 900 applications have been approved, $ 350 million has been allocated for this scheme, and more than 700 buildings will take part in this program. That is one of the eight buildings will benefit from this. This will cut 100 million kilowatt hours per year, which corresponds to a reduction carbon emissions by more than 100,000 tons a year ", — said Fang, and Tsang

Also, she said, in Hong Kong taking steps to build new railways and the wider dissemination of electric vehicles.

"We provide grants and encourage people to buy electric cars and subsidize the construction of stations to recharge them. We are planning to build in the near future to thousands of recharging stations, and it will allow us to create an eco-friendly vehicle fleet," — said Fang, and Tsang.

In addition, she noted that the region is studying the possibility of a wider introduction of machines with biodiesel, which will rely on cleaner renewable energy.

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