The Copenhagen Climate Conference outcomes, or lack of them, leave open a range of questions over when and how the world will move forward on climate action.
The main outcome from the talks is the Copenhagen Accord, a political agreement struck among just four nations, the US, China, India and South Africa, with some engagement from Brazil, Ethiopia and apparently the tacit endorsement of G20 nations. The new accord does offer a step forward from where we were before Copenhagen – the biggest emitters did at least make a level of commitment to one another on emissions reduction for the first time and a broad outline on how they would go about it. This does not bridge the divide between affluent and developing countries, but it has helped opened new platform for further negotiations.
How is Hong Kong positioned in this new setting of global climate geopolitics? Does it play the role of a rich city in the world, or that of a city in a developing country? Where are the risks, opportunities and contributions for organizations in Hong Kong and beyond?
Three representatives from CCA – Chairman Chong Chan Yau, Director Rosanna Wong and Advisor Albert Lai attended the Copenhagen Conference, braving the sub-zero temperature and heavy snow. They would be pleased to share their first hand insights with CCA clients on the future of carbon markets, new trends in low-carbon development, and the scenarios HK-based companies may consider in responding to climate challenge in a post-Copenhagen architecture. Such sharing can be conducted in the form of special debriefings or talks for the senior management of our corporate or institutional clients. For enquires, please contact Jerry Cheung at Jerry.firstname.lastname@example.org, or (+852) 2815 1882.
- “Sorry” is not an excuse — says an ad at the Copenhagen Airport.
- CCA Chairman Chong Chan Yau (second left), Director Rosanna Wong (middle) and Advisor Albert Lai (second right) joined the Hong Kong Civil Society Delegation to Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.
- People from all corners of the world hoping Copenhagen to become Hopenhagen.
- Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu spoke at the Central Square in support of climate justice.
- Climate change is a common concern for all Earthlings.
- China’s official information booth inside the Bella Centre.
- ‘Bend the Trend’ while there is still time.
- A group of protesters outside the European Environment Agency
- How big is one tonne of carbon emission?
- Even the Goddess of Liberty cannot justify the ‘Freedom to Pollute’.
- Time to act — together we can stay below 2 ° C .
- Three sculptures opposite the Bella Centre showing the sufferings of the poor and the helpless under climate change.