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Secretary for the Environment KS Wong, Elected 2012

Hong Kong in our Blog

Today, C40 announced the 35 finalists competing in ten urban climate action categories for the fourth-annual C40 Cities Awards, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies and BYD. The winners will be announced on December 1, 2016, at a ceremony in Mexico City, held alongside the sixth biennial C40 Mayors Summit.

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After becoming a member in 2007 Hong Kong quickly saw the value of joining the C40 network, according to the city’s Undersecretary of the Environment Christine Loh. In addition to talking to other cities and sharing common problems, “sometimes, to our delight we are able to offer some of our own ideas to others,” she said during an interview at the C40 Mayors Summit in Johannesburg.

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There is power in numbers; but targeted collaboration could be more transformative. Hong Kong, a C40 participant, knows this well: in two separate but equally significant achievements this month, the city has looked beyond its 1,104 square kilometres to engage in co-operative relationships that advance its sustainability agenda.

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