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SEN concludes visit to Europe in London (with photo)

     The Secretary for the Environment, Mr Edward Yau, and the green tech mission today (May 1, UK time) concluded their visit to Europe in London, England.

     The day began with a breakfast roundtable meeting hosted by Chatham House, an independent international affairs think-tank and membership organisation, to discuss various environmental protection issues including the adoption of business solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

     The party then visited Transport for London to take a look at the new London bus, a modern, fully accessible vehicle that uses the latest green diesel-electric hybrid technology. The delegation also exchanged views with the bus company management on using green and low-carbon technologies for public transportation.

     Mr Yau and the delegates will attend a luncheon hosted by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London, during which they will have the opportunity to talk to the local business community about Hong Kong's role as the gateway to the "green" Pearl River Delta (PRD), as well as the green business collaboration between the Hong Kong Government and the neighbouring cities in Guangdong.

     Mr Yau has been leading the green tech mission to Europe over the past week to exchange experiences on the development and promotion of green technologies, to identify opportunities for co-operation on various green initiatives, and to promote the market potential for green technological and innovative solutions in Hong Kong and the PRD region.

     The mission, consisting of 20 professionals and business representatives from 15 academic, quasi-government bodies and commercial organisations, visited various cities in Sweden, Denmark, Scotland and England.

     Mr Yau will leave London for Hong Kong in the evening (UK time).

Ends/Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Issued at HKT 18:37


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