About 90 per cent of Hong Kong’s electricity is consumed in buildings, which in turn contributes 61 per cent to the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. Photo: AFP About 90 per cent of Hong Kong’s electricity is consumed in buildings, which in turn contributes 61 per cent to the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. Photo: AFP
About 90 per cent of Hong Kong’s electricity is consumed in buildings, which in turn contributes 61 per cent to the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. Photo: AFP
Jill Baker
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The View by Jill Baker

Hong Kong’s property developers should have the sense to go green and protect assets from climate change

  • Hong Kong, with key assets just above sea level, faces threats from climate change. A new low-carbon charter shows it makes business and political sense to collaborate with Beijing to improve energy efficiency in buildings and reduce emissions

About 90 per cent of Hong Kong’s electricity is consumed in buildings, which in turn contributes 61 per cent to the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. Photo: AFP About 90 per cent of Hong Kong’s electricity is consumed in buildings, which in turn contributes 61 per cent to the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. Photo: AFP
About 90 per cent of Hong Kong’s electricity is consumed in buildings, which in turn contributes 61 per cent to the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. Photo: AFP
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Jill Baker

Jill Baker

Jill Baker is adjunct fellow at Asia Business Council, a research adviser at Terra Alpha Investments, and a contributor to Forbes.com.