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With climate change grabbing attention and headlines in recent years so has industry responded with decarbonization initiatives of their own. One notable sector is maritime transport, which is a critical component of international trade and backbone of the global economy. Around 80% of global trade by volume is carried by sea, and international seaborne trade has been constantly growing for the last decades. Along with that growth, international shipping has also contributed to greenhouse gas emissions. In 2018, The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted an initial strategy aimed at eliminating emissions as soon as possible in this century.

In Hong Kong, helping the shipping industry prepare for and adapt to the IMO's rules on reducing emissions is especially important given our standing as an international shipping hub. Careful planning is also important considering that energy cost is estimated to be somewhere in the 60-70% range of the total cost of the movement of goods.

Join us on 16 March, when Business Environment Council's Director (Policy & Research) Simon Ng and CLP Power Hong Kong's Deputy Director, Innovation & Commercial Development Johnny Wang will identify the drivers, benefits and barriers to the use of LNG as fuel in maritime transport and discuss the developments and prospects for LNG in Hong Kong and beyond.

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Mr Simon Ng

Director (Policy & Research), Business Environment Council

Simon Ng is responsible for BEC's work on policy advocacy, thought leadership development, and collaborative research on various environmental issues that BEC focuses on. Simon has over 20 years of experience in academic/policy research, project management and stakeholder's engagement. Before joining BEC, he was Chief Research Officer of a leading independent public policy thinktank and was a visiting scholar at a top university in Hong Kong.

Mr Johnny Wang

Deputy Director, Innovation & Commercial Development, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited

Johnny Wang is the Deputy Director at CLP Power responsible for innovation and commercial development.  He has more than two decades of experience in the power industry including project development of gas fired power plants and the management of renewable projects. Prior to CLP, he worked for General Electric, commissioning and tuning advanced combined cycle gas turbines.

Language English
Date and Time 2021/03/16 16:00 to 17:00
Venue Online via Zoom
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Stephanie Kwan
Tel: 28231246
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
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