Re ECF Project: 2014-48

Project Title: Willingness of residents to pay and motivations for reducing household carbon emission at community level in the compact city of Hong Kong

Applicant: Dr. Xiaoling ZHANG, City University of Hong Kong

Total Approved Grant: $450,000 (ECF & WWGF: 50/50)

Duration: 1/6/2015 to 30/11/2016

Project Status/Remarks: On-going

Scope:
This project aims to develop effective policy tools which will reduce household carbon emissions at the community level and ameliorate the problems of climate change in Hong Kong. The specific purposes are:

  1. to identify and compare current and past government interventions worldwide to reducing household carbon emissions, their effects under different conditions and evaluate their potential for adaptation in Hong Kong;
  2. to investigate the household's willingness to pay for reducing carbon emissions at the community level based on the identified potential overseas policy measures; and
  3. to provide effective policy tools for reducing household carbon emission in Hong Kong.

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes:
To be available upon completion of the project