Re ECF Project: 2009-21

Project Title: CLIMATE CHANGE CREATIVITY – Creating a Low Carbon Economy for Low Carbon Living – Climate Change Conference 2010

Applicant: Environmental Campaign Committee and Civic Exchange

Total Approved Grant: $5,421,319

Duration: 1/10/2009 to 28/2/2011

Project Status/Remarks: Completed

The objectives of the project are:

  • to raise awareness in Hong Kong about the urgency, scale, risks, opportunities and global nature of climate change;
  • to highlight action and opportunities for further action by showcasing public and private initiatives in Hong Kong to tackle climate change;
  • to raise Hong Kong's international profile as a centre for climate change "thought-and-action" and as an innovator of low carbon living;
  • to build capacity amongst local experts and professionals through exchange of best practice, expertise and experience with international counterparts;
  • to engage various sectors of the Hong Kong community in climate change issues, including youths;
  • to encourage discussion on the transformation of the Greater PRD into a low carbon high quality living region.

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes:
Over the whole 4 days of Climate Dialogue (including the C40 Hong Kong Workshop):

  • 1580 delegates registered over four days, 14% from the Mainland, 14% international and the remainder from Hong Kong, covering 33 countries in total.
  • 29 side events attracting 2,340 participants.
  • Overwhelmingly positive feedback from government delegates, co-organizers, NGOs, sponsors, Supporting Organizations, and business representatives.
  • 136 speakers, panelists and moderators (SPMs) and 56 experts "in the room for dialogue".
  • 42 city administrations in total with direct responsibility for providing urban services to over 190 million people in 22 countries.
  • 28 "Supporting Organizations", 7 Special Contributors, and 5 Media Partners providing over HK$1 million in services.
  • Many green conference initiatives implemented.
  • 41 special Mainland guests, 228 registered delegates from China (ex-Hong Kong), and a dedicated session for Mainland Mayors and Vice-Mayors. 6 major Mainland Pearl River Delta cities, as well as Macau and the Guangdong provincial-level Environmental Protection Department. 104 delegates registered from Guangdong and 7 from Macau. Mainland government representatives from 21 agencies.