Environmental activists (left to right) Ringo Mak, Ng Hon-lam and Thierry Leung gather outside the government headquarters in Admiralty on September 28 to appeal to the Environment Bureau to act on climate change. Photo: Dickson Lee Environmental activists (left to right) Ringo Mak, Ng Hon-lam and Thierry Leung gather outside the government headquarters in Admiralty on September 28 to appeal to the Environment Bureau to act on climate change. Photo: Dickson Lee
Environmental activists (left to right) Ringo Mak, Ng Hon-lam and Thierry Leung gather outside the government headquarters in Admiralty on September 28 to appeal to the Environment Bureau to act on climate change. Photo: Dickson Lee
Edwin Lau
Opinion

Opinion

Edwin Lau

Hong Kong’s climate change goals need regulations with teeth to succeed

  • Just launching action plans or road maps is not enough if there are no clear, binding standards to keep the government and major carbon emitters accountable
  • A regulatory approach would help make climate change pledges stick and aid other goals such as improving buildings’ energy efficiency

Environmental activists (left to right) Ringo Mak, Ng Hon-lam and Thierry Leung gather outside the government headquarters in Admiralty on September 28 to appeal to the Environment Bureau to act on climate change. Photo: Dickson Lee Environmental activists (left to right) Ringo Mak, Ng Hon-lam and Thierry Leung gather outside the government headquarters in Admiralty on September 28 to appeal to the Environment Bureau to act on climate change. Photo: Dickson Lee
Environmental activists (left to right) Ringo Mak, Ng Hon-lam and Thierry Leung gather outside the government headquarters in Admiralty on September 28 to appeal to the Environment Bureau to act on climate change. Photo: Dickson Lee
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