Winning the Race to a Low Carbon Future
**UPDATE: This luncheon is canceled.
Luncheon Presentation by Edward Davey, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
In a world where human activity risks damaging the climate and environment, and resources are finite, we all need to find ways of living more smartly. This is not just about protecting the planet; it is about economic growth and business opportunity. To deliver the benefits, we need the right policy frameworks from governments to stimulate investment; science and technology innovation; and low carbon resource efficient businesses providing smart products and services. As a gateway to China and a dynamic financial and trading hub, Hong Kong could play a pivotal role in this game-changing transition. UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change the Rt. Hon. Edward Davey will share with us the UK’s green growth plan and challenge Hong Kong to play an even bigger part in winning the race towards a low carbon future.
Edward Davey is the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in the UK government. This position makes him responsible for the macro-economic transformation of the UK into a low carbon economy, ensuring that UK greenhouse gas emissions are cut by at least 80% by 2050. As well as leading on action in the UK to support low carbon growth his department works with other countries to promote practical action for the transition. It oversees the Carbon Plan encompassing sectoral-strategies and 2050 Pathways, which provides the basis for the carbon plan. Mr. Davey’s department is also responsible for the Green Deal, carbon markets, electricity market reform, and the roll-out of renewable energy and heat technologies across the UK. He leads the UK’s delegation on the international negotiations on climate change. Mr. Davey is a senior member of the UK Government and attends Cabinet Committees including the National Security Council, the European Affairs Committee and the Home Affairs Committee.