Speech by CE at EU and Hong Kong: The Green Way forum

Info Gov HK

15 Sept 2021

On 16 September 2021, EuroCham, along with the EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao, hosted The Green Way, a sustainability forum wherein government officials and industry experts engaged in a dialogue to pinpoint key areas of focus for the respective parties to focus on to drive their climate agenda forward.


In response to the important conversations that were had at the event, several press staff were present at the event.


Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the EU and Hong Kong: The Green Way forum today (September 16):


Thomas (Head of the European Union (EU) Office to Hong Kong and Macao, Mr Thomas Gnocchi), Frederik (Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Mr Frederik Gollob), ladies and gentlemen,


Good afternoon. Before I speak on Hong Kong's "going green" agenda, let me first express my appreciation to the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao and the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong for jointly organising this event with InvestHK serving as a partner. With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) due to take place later this year in Glasgow, it is indeed timely to focus our minds on this global issue. In fact, prior to COP26, my Government will publish a Climate Action Plan to map out the road to achieve carbon neutrality before 2050, a pledge I made in my Policy Address last year.


View the rest of the speech here.