Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide, is a key element in the fight against climate change. To this end, carbon trading and capital markets play an increasingly important role in facilitating global transition to a low-carbon economy as it creates economic incentives for organizations to reduce their environmental footprint. Voluntary carbon markets have been gaining momentum where companies support low-carbon solutions beyond their own value chains and, in return, receive carbon credits that many use to compensate or offset portions of their own emissions.
Building on Hong Kong's position as a leading global financial centre, HKEX launched in October 2022 Core Climate, a new international voluntary carbon marketplace that seeks to connect capital with climate-related products and opportunities in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Asia and beyond.
How does Core Climate and carbon trading work? How can carbon markets help tackle climate change and contribute to the realisation of carbon neutrality? What are the challenges and opportunities for Hong Kong companies? Join us on 16 February when Ken Chiu, HKEX's Head of Carbon and ESG Products, will introduce the key features of Core Climate as well as other sustainability initiatives from HKEX on building a voluntary carbon market and low-carbon economy in Hong Kong.
This is the seventh in a series of seminars on 'Decarbonising Hong Kong 2050', which focuses on how the government, businesses and communities are working towards Hong Kong's goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
For participants attending online, please refer to the following:
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For participants attending in-person, please refer to the following:
- Seats are limited and available on a first come first served basis.
- Pre-registration for in-person attendance is required and the Chamber reserves the right to decline such an application.
- Attendees should wear a mask at all times.
- Attendees, who feel unwell are advised against in-person attendance at the Chamber. If attendees are required to undergo compulsory testing, please kindly bring along a negative PCR or RAT test result when attending physically.
- Food and beverages will not be provided.