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UN World Environment Day: Hong Kong must step up climate leadership to meet carbon goals, says NGO
“It is predicted that the world will breach the 1.5°C threshold in the next five years. Climate change threatens all of humanity. Hong Kong’s low-carbon shift requires a recognition that decarbonisation should be the overarching goal of the government,” Friends of the Earth said.
China approves coal power surge despite pledging to reduce emissions, Greenpeace says
The world’s second-largest economy is also its biggest emitter of the greenhouse gases driving climate change, such as carbon dioxide, and China’s emissions pledges are seen as essential to keeping global temperature rise well below two degrees Celsius.
#FridaysForFuture: Hong Kong teen stages one-man demo urging action on climate crisis
“We must commit to the drastic change we need for a liveable future and take far-reaching action to reduce our consumption of meat and animal foods, which is currently 5.5 times the international average,” Ennan Qiu, 16, told HKFP.