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Hong Kong using I&T to deal with climate change

Image Credits: HKSAR Government, Press Release

The HKSAR Government recently announced that the Secretary for the Environment attended the Green I&T Day, which showcased Hong Kong’s innovation and technology achievements in energy efficiency and conservation, and renewable energy.

The event was held in Hong Kong Science Park by the Environment Bureau and the Electrical & Mechanical Services Department.

Photo: exhibitors showcase their innovations and ideas

Speaking at the launch ceremony, the Secretary stated that the bureau has set out energy-saving and carbon reduction targets for the city.

It was noted that smart applications using I&T would help achieve the targets to help mitigate climate change.

The Government will lead by example and encourage the community to take part in promoting energy-saving initiatives and renewable energy development.

The Electrical & Mechanical Services Department also signed memorandums of co-operation with the Guangdong Provincial Association for Science & Technology and the Guangdong Productivity Centre to enhance I&T co-operation between the two places.

The event, which attracted over 600 participants, brought together more than 30 local and Mainland exhibitors to demonstrate their I&T achievements in energy conservation and renewable energy.

Various seminars featured experts from Hong Kong and the Mainland, who shared their experiences in combating climate change with I&T solutions. The EMSD also signed memorandums of co-operation with the Guangdong Provincial Association for Science and Technology and the Guangdong Productivity Centre respectively to enhance I&T cooperation between Guangdong and Hong Kong.

According to another press release, the Green I&T Day held by the Environment Bureau (ENB) and the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) showcased Hong Kong’s innovation and technology (I&T) achievements in relation to energy efficiency and conservation, and renewable energy (RE).

The event in Hong Kong Science Park attracted over 600 participants from sectors including I&T, the electrical and mechanical trade, universities and public organisations.

The aim is to promote public awareness on energy conservation and the use of RE by various sectors of the community through the application of I&T.

Speaking at the Green I&T Day launch ceremony, the Secretary for the Environment stated that the ENB has set out energy-saving and carbon reduction targets for Hong Kong in the Energy Saving Plan for Hong Kong’s Built Environment 2015-2025+ and Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2030+ respectively over the past few years.

He added that smart applications of I&T would help achieve the targets, thereby helping to mitigate climate change, while the Government will lead by example and encourage the community to take part in promoting energy-saving initiatives and RE development.

The Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services, Mr Alfred Sit, said that the EMSD has collaborated extensively with academia and the trade to promote I&T related to electrical and mechanical services. The EMSD will continue to act as the facilitator and promoter in bringing to stakeholders’ attention the latest I&T solutions.

On 11 June this year, the EMSD signed a memorandum of co-operation with five local universities and seven research institutions to establish a strategic partnership to promote the E&M InnoPortal, an online platform for I&T collaboration, to support the application of I&T within government departments to improve their services and enhance efficiency.

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