TIME TO CHANGE | Take action towards achieving carbon neutrality
ABOUT THE EVENT
The rise of China and Asia as key stakeholders in the global fight against climate change have become even more apparent and urgent as the world struggles through the pandemic. SCMP's increasing coverage on how China - the world's largest greenhouse gases emitter - will achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 are drawing a lot of interest from global leaders and environmentalists.
In 2020, President Xi Jinping said China would aim for its emissions to reach their highest point before 2030 and for carbon neutrality before 2060. Since then, multiple initiatives have been rolled out, including a blueprint for Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area to collaborate in powering a green economy.
Climate Change Hong Kong Summit is designed to be the platform to convene policymakers, scientists, sustainability practitioners, climate activists, business leaders and academia to come together to form a common understanding on the roadmap for our city to achieve carbon neutrality, and to define Hong Kong’s role in global climate response.
SCMP's first Climate Change Hong Kong Summit is officially carbon-neutral.
TheSouth China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP's vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. It is the recipient of hundreds of awards for its journalistic excellence, from such prestigious organisations as the World Association of News Publishers and the Online News Association. A digital-first media organisation, SCMP is also home to Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China, and publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong includingCosmopolitan,ELLE,Esquire andHarper's BAZAAR. In 2020, SCMP becamethe first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.
Since its founding in 1956, the Asia Society has sought to explain the diversity of Asia to the United States and the complexity of the United States to Asia. For more than 60 years, the Asia Society has built bridges and helped to solve problems within the region and between Asia and the wider world. With a solution-oriented mandate, the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) expands this mission by tackling major policy challenges confronting the Asia-Pacific in security, prosperity, and sustainability, and by helping to develop common norms and values for the region. ASPI is a think-and-do tank designed to bring about changes that incorporate the best ideas from top experts in Asia and to work with policy makers to integrate these ideas and put them into practice.