European Climate Diplomacy Day in Hong Kong [fr]
On June 17, 2015, the European Climate Diplomacy Day was the opportunity to raise awareness about the crucial meeting to be held at the end of the year in Paris, the COP21.
At the occasion of this special day, Mr Vincent Piket, Head of the EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao has declared that Hong Kong has an important role to play, as part of China, but also as financial hub to channel funds into “climate finance” and as a “smart city”.
An article entitled "Our low-carbon future: global action for a global objective" has been published, both in English and in Cantonese, in the South China Morning Post (SCMP) and Ming Pao, respectively. In the article, co-signed by all EU Member States present in Hong Kong and Mr Piket, the absolute necessity to reach a global deal in December in Paris has been highlighted.
“A partnership between Hong Kong and the European Union would help to fight against climate change, by experience sharing and by bringing policy makers, companies, scientists, financial experts, NGOs, students and the general public together” said Mr Piket.
To end this climate Diplomacy Day, the Consulates General of Germany, France and the United Kingdom, and the EU Office, organised a screening of the film "Taste the waste" at the Fringe Club in Central.
For more information, see the message of Mr Piket, Head of the EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao