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September e-Newsletter : Hong Kong Beach Cleanliness Survey, “Green Finance Connect” Recap, Beach Cleanup Action 2019

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Hong Kong Beach Cleanliness Survey
Hong Kong has numerous beaches which provide convenient outdoor spots for water activities. Nevertheless, according to the Government statistics, the total rubbish collected from local beaches and coasts in 2017 is 15,439 tonnes. The garbage problem is getting worse.

Through this survey, FoE (HK) aims to investigate local citizens' impression towards beaches in Hong Kong and discover how locals use beaches. We hope to remind the public to keep our beaches clean, so as to protect our precious natural resources.
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“Green Finance Connect” Recap
The video of our "Green Finance Connect” is just released!
We are glad the session was well supported by financial practitioners. The event included a briefing on FoE (HK)’s green finance advocacy road map, a sharing session from practitioners and a panel discussion about the future of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance). 

Please stay tuned for more fantastic green finance events from us.
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Let’s Not Forget about the Main Goal of Green Finance – it’s about the Environment
Many financial practitioners have discussed the need for better, more transparent reporting and disclosure for corporates on sustainable finance. To achieve this goal, standard setting is an important component, and it is not surprising that different stakeholders will have different preferences on such standards. Even more fundamentally, what constitutes ‘green finance’ can also be different amongst countries...
Amazon is Sounding the Climate Alarm Plant More Trees Eat Less Meat Hong Kongers Reduce Carbon together
The Amazon Rainforest is the world’s largest rainforest, making up for 50% of the world’s rainforest area. Referred to as the "Lungs of the Earth”, it not only supplies 20% of the world’s oxygen, but also absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere to slow down global warming. The rainforest brings a variety of benefits to people and the ecology, including air purification, water conservation, raising biodiversity, and more...
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Beach Cleanup Action 2019

Recent years, massive amount of marine litter is found at beaches in Hong Kong. Apart from adverse impact on our beautiful shorelines, it inevitably affects our marine eco-system. With concerted effort, corporates are encouraged to work with us together for protecting our ocean. 

Date: 3 November, 2019 (Sun)
Venue: Lung Kwu Tan Beach, Tuen Mun
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Participant: Corporate supporters & their families (Age 12 or above)

For registration or enquiries, please contact Mr. Isaac Ho at 3184-1561 from Business Engagement Team.

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Briefing Session for Public Engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy (for Financial Practitioners)

FoE (HK) is co-organising a briefing session with Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) with the aim to engage the practitioners and stakeholders from the financial industry to leverage their expertise and ideas on possible actions related to reducing carbon emissions that suit the development progress of Hong Kong.

Date: 6 September, 2019 (Friday)
Venue: Function Room AC1, 4/F., Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am


Charter of Plastic Reduction in Hotel Industry

On 2 August, FoE (HK) in collaboration with Junior Chamber International Ocean  and UOW College Hong Kong announced the results of the first ever Charter of Plastic Reduction in Hotel Industry. Participating hotels answered questionnaires and were audited on their environmental measures to reduce plastic use. Of the ten participating hotels, two hotels  were certified with the gold award. Third-party certifications can help promote best practices while enhancing the attractiveness of green hotels.

We look forward to more hotels becoming more environmentally conscious and sustainable.

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Briefing Session for Public Engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy
On 23 Aug, FoE (HK) organised a briefing session based on the Pubic Engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy, with Mr. Darwin Leung from the University of Hong Kong as speaker of the sharing. The briefing session highlighted Hong Kong’s decarbonisation target and the key measures suggested by the Government. We have also made our recommendations on development of carbon pricing and renewable energy. 

View Collection period will end on 20 September. Don’t miss the chance to have your say to our low-carbon future in Hong Kong!
Green Mid-Autumn Festival 2019
Organised by Food Grace, FoE (HK) attended the launching ceremony of the "Green Mid-Autumn Festival 2019” and signed the "Eat Wise Charter”. At the same time, we hope to promote "less-waste” habit and call for public’s action to apply a low-carbon practice to send out your blessings at Mid-Autumn Festival.
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FoE (HK) welcomes people from all walks of life to join us as volunteers.

We are now recruiting office volunteers to assist our clerical work including data entry, letter mailing and information arrangement. 

Interested parties, please visit our website. 

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