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Tian Chengchuan, director of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment to Foreign Cooperation and Exchange Center: Coping climate change has become an international consensus. Hong Kong should actively

  Tian Chengchuan, director of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, said at the Hong Kong Climate Forum held at the University of Hong Kong on March 25 that climate change is one of the important challenges facing Hong Kong. Hong Kong should actively participate in international exchanges and cooperation in the national environment and climateFor example, participate ““Green exchanges among members of the country and the members of the SCO organizations are actively integrated into the development strategy of the Greater Bay Area and the Mainland.

  Tian Chengchuan pointed out that Hong Kong’s main power source comes from the Daya Bay nuclear power plant, so the overall city carbon emissions are not large.However, after discussing with the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Agency, it found that Hong Kong still has many room for cooperation with the Mainland in low -carbon city planning. The two sides have many ideas and practices to learn from each other.

  He further stated that Hong Kong can play the role of international financial centers, use Hong Kong’s financial advantages, study the carbon pricing mechanism, promote the construction of the carbon market, and help the country’s green low carbon transformation and development from the perspective of the mutual flow of production factors and increase sales.

  In 2022, the Core Climate of the Hong Kong International Carbon Market was launched to provide voluntary carbon credit products and tool transactions to Asia and the world.Carbon credit products on Core Climate come from international certified carbon projects around the world, including carbon avoidance, carbon reduction and carbon elimination projects.In November 2023, it also signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Shenzhen Evolution Rights Exchange (Shenzhen Venture Stock Exchange) to promote the voluntary carbon market in the Greater Bay Area in the Greater Bay Area.

  Tian Chengchuan said that strengthening global climate change cooperation has become a global consensus.The signing of the Paris Agreement has established a global governance model for the state’s independent contribution commitment.After 2020, countries around the world have proposed their own carbon neutrality, and 67%of the world’s 197 countries have proposed carbon neutrality.At the same time, cooperation in response to climate change has also become an important issue for global multilateral diplomacy.

  He further stated that the current global climate change governance system and cooperation have the following characteristics, including global common actions based on the national conditions and capabilities of each country; the joint action of multiple subjects participation and coordinated governance of multiple fields;Low -carbon development transformation actions; coordinated innovation actions guided by energy -oriented and public cultural construction marked by the whole society’s climate awareness.