With private car numbers on the rise and usage of dated technology in transportation systems, traffic conditions and pollution have worsened in recent years, contributing to increasing carbon emissions in Hong Kong.
This session will highlight the changes needed for the transportation industry to tackle technological, infrastructural, regulatory and funding challenges. This will include tech-based solutions — such as battery electric buses, hydrogen fuel cell buses, government subsidies, and green financing— as well as efficiency solutions, such as reliability improvements with the help of “big data” and customer-facing upgrades.
Post Event Actions
Encourage a modal shift in transportation systems.
Rethink how we can improve road efficiencies, including the growth of corporate vehicle fleets.
Support retrofitting, such as the installation of catalytic converters, on all ICE vehicles prior to 2032 to accelerate emissions reduction and improve Hong Kong’s air quality.
Lawrence Iu is Executive Director at Civic Exchange. As a professional environmental strategist, he has profound experience in crafting climate change models and impactful public policies. His current focuses are on policy action in Energy, Building Energy Efficiency and Mobility. He has successfully built a platform with public, corporate and government stakeholders to craft an inclusive transition plan with strong buy-in.
In his previous roles in a multinational corporation and a higher institution, Lawrence led environmental sustainability and occupational health & safety projects across Asia Pacific and coordinated emerging technology management, circular economy and green chemistry research.
My Sustainability Goals for 2022:
Despite these difficult times, we must remain forward looking and anticipate the time of recovery. Even more so, we are now in a favourable position to make fundamental policy decisions to rethink our economic model, making it fit for a low carbon missions world, and to set course for a better, sustainable, and more liveable future for Hong Kong.