On the World Carfree Day, Greenpeace presents to the Chief Executive Donald Tsang a certificate that reads ‘Carfree Everyday’ to honor his support by walking the 300m from the Government House to the Central Government Office. Greenpeace urges the CE to escalate his actions against climate change by abandoning driving within walking distance from now on, and to drop using high-emission vehicles and to “take the right route” against the climate crisis by giving up all plans to expand nuclear power.
Greenpeace presents to the Chief Executive Donald Tsang a certificate that reads ‘Carfree Everyday’
On the other hand, other senior Government officials have not yet pledged to support Carfree Day this year, which Greenpeace believes it is regression towards leading Hong Kong to become a low-carbon city.
Greenpeace Campaigner Prentice Koo condemns Government’s newly launched climate change strategy as “the most irresponsible and dangerous path” to tackle climate change, which put our next generation at great risk by substantially increasing nuclear energy to 50% of the fuel mix to reduce carbon emissions.
In view of increasing greenhouse gases emissions especially from the transport sector, Greenpeace demands the government to implement comprehensive climate change policy and develop a true low carbon society. He also suggests the authority to draw policies which prioritize needs of pedestrians, cycling and public transport; and to drop all plans to further enlarge any nuclear capacity.
As of September 22th, 220 companies and organizations, over 7500 citizens have pledged to support 9.22 Carfree Day. Mr. Koo says the positive feedback to Carfree day shows social concern to climate change and commitment to take on changes in daily lives.