Hong Kong, like Japan and South Korea, has promised to be carbon-neutral by 2050. This means Hong Kong must rev up green financing. Photo: Shutterstock Hong Kong, like Japan and South Korea, has promised to be carbon-neutral by 2050. This means Hong Kong must rev up green financing. Photo: Shutterstock
Hong Kong, like Japan and South Korea, has promised to be carbon-neutral by 2050. This means Hong Kong must rev up green financing. Photo: Shutterstock
Christine Loh
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Christine Loh

As Asia embraces a zero-carbon future, Hong Kong must make a niche as a green finance hub

  • Trillions will be needed for China, Japan and South Korea, not to mention other Asian economies, to achieve carbon neutrality
  • Hong Kong’s financial sector has a critical role in helping to raise funds to make this green transition

Hong Kong, like Japan and South Korea, has promised to be carbon-neutral by 2050. This means Hong Kong must rev up green financing. Photo: Shutterstock Hong Kong, like Japan and South Korea, has promised to be carbon-neutral by 2050. This means Hong Kong must rev up green financing. Photo: Shutterstock
Hong Kong, like Japan and South Korea, has promised to be carbon-neutral by 2050. This means Hong Kong must rev up green financing. Photo: Shutterstock
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Christine Loh

Christine Loh

Christine Loh is chief development strategist and adjunct professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Institute of the Environment and Division of Environment and Sustainability. She was the former undersecretary for the environment (2012-17), and a former lawmaker. She is also the former CEO of Civic Exchange, a non-profit public policy think tank. She is a lawyer by training, a commodities trader by profession, and an author of many publications.