Thursday, May 16, 2024

Report Launch Event: Designing a Legal Framework for Carbon Neutrality in the HKSAR

How can we design a climate law for Hong Kong?

This is the topic of a new report co-authored by Ms Jane Chan (HKU-UCL LLB Student). Join her at the report presentation and panel event, ‘Designing a Legal Framework for Carbon Neutrality in the HKSAR’ with Mr Tommy Liu (Hogan Lovells Partner), Mr Lawrence IU (Civic Exchange, Executive Director) and Dr Agnes Tai (Climate Governance Initiative, Governing Board) on 21 May 2024 at 3 pm at the Hogan Lovells office.

Report Background
Civic Exchange and Hogan Lovells (as this project’s pro-bono partner) are working together with the objective of improving Hong Kong’s climate governance accountability and transparency by proposing recommendations for the establishment of a legal framework. The aim of a legal framework is to govern the achievement and progress of Hong Kong’s carbon neutrality targets and to provide a basis for enhanced monitoring, reporting, and enforcement of compliance.

Our recommendations were informed by the insights of 20+ solicitors, barristers, academics, Government officials, and legislators across Hong Kong, UK, Singapore, Germany, and China.

The expected outcomes of this project is to:

  • Establish discussion between key stakeholders, such as legal professionals, academics, legislators, and industry experts, on improving Hong Kong’s current climate governance to enhance overall accountability and transparency.
  • Propose recommendations to establish a legal framework for climate governance in Hong Kong.
  • Identify key parameters and considerations for incorporation into the legal framework.

Event Details
Date: 21 May 2024
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm (Registration and set-up of cameras begin at 14:30)
Venue: Hogan Lovells Office, 11th Floor, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

Event Rundown
2:30 pm: Registration and set-up of cameras
3:00 pm: Opening speech and commence of the discussion
4:30 pm: Conference concludes, Teas/Coffees and snacks are served

This is an event organized by the Civic Exchange.

Please register here for an exclusive entry, as walk-ins won’t be allowed. 

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