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Energy efficiency meeting held

Secretary for Environment & Ecology Tse Chin-wan today attended the 60th Meeting of the Expert Group on Energy Efficiency & Conservation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) held in Hong Kong.   In his welcome speech, Mr Tse said that Hong Kong was honoured to host the meeting again after 2019 and 2020 to provide a platform for direct dialogue among APEC partners.   “It is encouraging to see over 50 experts and delegates from 11 APEC member economies as well as four international organisations gather again to share insights and exchange experiences with their counterparts after the stabilisation of the epidemic.”   As the Asia-Pacific region develops, its energy demand and consumption would continue to increase, which may lead to an increase in emissions of greenhouse gases, he pointed out.   To achieve carbon neutrality before 2050, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government published Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2050 in 2021, outlining the st

7m vaccine jabs given

About 7,003,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 3,906,900 people receiving their first dose and around 3,096,900 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,460,500 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,446,400 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,185,400 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 1,911,500 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 59,500 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   About 6,100 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 9,800 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 15,900 people received their first dose and around 27,700 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 97%, while it is about 98% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 2,200 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 8,000 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 12 people were sent to hospitals.

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