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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

John Lee to visit Beijing

Chief Executive-elect John Lee will depart for Beijing tomorrow to receive from the Central People’s Government the instrument of appointment as the sixth-term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.   Premier Li Keqiang presided at the seventh plenary meeting of the State Council last Friday and decided on Mr Lee’s appointment as the city’s next Chief Executive.   Mr Lee will be accompanied by Mrs Lee, Private Secretary to the Chief Executive-elect Priscilla To and Press Secretary Alex Chan.   He will return on May 31.
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