Greenpeace urges Donald in international conference: it's time to act on climate!

Press release - 2007-05-31
While Chief Executive Donald Tsang was delivering his closing speech in front of several hundred international climate delegates attending the International Conference of Climate Change, Greenpeace members unfolded a banner saying, "Donald, Act for Climate Now!". It is to urge the city’s leader for effective measures to cut Hong Kong's greenhouse gas emissions, including a phase-out of incandescent light bulbs, as what a world-class city should do for the climate.

特首曾蔭權於氣候變化國際研討會閉幕禮,向數百名來自世界各地的專家致辭期間,綠色和平成員在會場內拉起寫上「曾特首:救氣候,係時候!」的橫額,當面要求他採取有力措施,包括淘汰鎢絲燈泡作為第一步,減少香港的溫室氣體排放,肩負起國際城市對紓緩全球暖化的責任。

Greenpeace Climate and Energy Campaigner Frances Yeung condemns Tsang's boast of his concern to the climate, which is far away from the truth. She says, "Donald should lead as a global leader does and take concrete measures against climate change which is challenging everyone on earth."

She points out that greenhouse gas emissions are roaring up in the past 10 years and the government remains apathetic to controlling the increase. Hong Kong is lagging behind global cities such as London, New York and Toronto who have established relevant reduction targets.

Greenpeace demands the government to phase out energy inefficient incandescent light bulbs as the first step against climate change. The SAR authority should also curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants as well as develop massively renewable energy to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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