Actions in Hong Kong

Land Transport

Land transport, accounts for 17% of total greenhouse gas emissions in Hong Kong, is the second most important contributor.
 

Extend Public Transport System

The extensive and energy-efficient public transport system in Hong Kong has been instrumental in helping to control our greenhouse gas emissions at a low level.  Some 90% of commuter trips each day are made on the public transport system.  The Government is committed to further expanding and upgrading our public transport infrastructure with emphasis on railways.

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Public Transport System

 

Promote Cleaner Vehicles

To encourage the use of cleaner vehicles, the Government launched tax incentive schemes for environment-friendly petrol private cars and commercial vehicles in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Vehicles meeting the energy efficiency and exhaust emission criteria can have the First Registration Tax reduced. Also, the Government actively promotes wider use of electric vehicles.

Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel Bus

 

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Promote the Use of Biodiesel as Motor Vehicle Fuel

Biodiesel is a kind of renewable energy.  In order to promote the use of biodiesel for motor uses, the duty-free arrangement for use of biodiesel as motor vehicle fuel has become a standing policy since 2007. Specifications on the use of biodiesel in motor vehicles are being drawn up to promote development of the biodiesel market. Air Pollution Control (Motor Vehicle Fuel) Regulation was amended in 2010 to introduce regulatory control on motor vehicle biodiesel.
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