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Hong Kong greenhouse gas inventory for 2016 released
     The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (August 31) released the 2016 greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory for Hong Kong.

     Hong Kong's total GHG emissions in 2016 amounted to 41.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, representing a slight increase of about 0.5 per cent compared with 2015, which was lower than the population growth of about 0.6 per cent over the same period. Our per capita GHG emissions and carbon intensity were about 5.7 tonnes and 0.017 kg CO2-e per Hong Kong Dollar GDP respectively. Electricity generation was the major source of emissions, amounting to 27.9 million tonnes or 66.5 per cent of the total. Other major emission sources were the transport sector (17.9 per cent) and waste management (5.9 per cent).

     Details of the 2016 GHG inventory can be found on the EPD website (www.climateready.gov.hk/page.php?id=23&lang=1).
Ends/Friday, August 31, 2018
Issued at HKT 14:30
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