Dire climate change warning for HK
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Dire climate change warning for HK

Local scientists warn that Hong Kong will suffer from extreme weather that can overwhelm infrastructure, if the world fails to keep temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius. The warning is in response to a “code red for humanity” issued by the United Nations as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) released its sixth assessment report examining the physical science of climate change. A previous report in 2013 prompted governments to renew commitments under the 2016 Paris Agreement to limit warming to well within 2 degrees, including Hong Kong, which set a target to become carbon neutral by 2050. Local environmental experts say one way for the city to achieve that is by shifting investments from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

11 Aug 2021 - 8:15PM