DATE: 17 Apr 2009 FILED UNDER: Environment, Event Reports, Events, Presentations TAG: climate change, energy
THE GREEN PEARL RIVER DELTA – ROLE OF THE POWER SECTOR
The National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) has published a wide-ranging Outline Plan for the Reform & Development of the Pearl River Delta 2008-2020. The Plan calls for ‘green’ development. What are the energy needs of this plan and how may it affect energy policies for Guangdong and Hong Kong? What are the challenges and opportunities for the region going forward, and how should Hong Kong deliberate on all its longer-term implications? What does it take for a jurisdiction to transit to high efficiency, low pollution and low carbon outcomes?
120 delegates attended the Civic Exchange’s 10th Energy Forum on 17 April 2009. Dr. HU Tao shared with us Mainland China’s energy policy in the context of China’s response to climate change through a co-control approach that aims to integrate management of GHG emissions with other environmental and resource security concerns; Mrs. Betty YUEN introduced CLP’s future plans for lowering emissions and stable energy supplies to Hong Kong.
Please click here to download seminar materials:
1 – Introduction to NDRC’s Plan for the PRD (Andrew Lawson, Civic Exchange) [PPT | NDRC outline | VIDEO]
2 – A National Perspective – Climate Change and Energy Policy (Dr. Hu Tao, MEP Beijing) [PPT | VIDEO]
4 – Responses by Mr. Stephen Oldfield of UBS Securities Asia Ltd. and Prof. Bill Barron of HKUST [VIDEO]
5 – Panellists responses to questions [VIDEO]