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Seminar on Carbon Cap-and-Trade Programme and Green Buildings

Date:   25 November 2011 (Friday) 
Time:   9:15 am - 2:20 pm 
Venue: Forum Room I & Regal Ballroom, Regal Hong Kong Hotel, Causeway Bay


From Kyoto Protocol to the long established EU’s Emission Trading System and to the latest Australian carbon scheme, carbon cap-and-trade has been taken seriously around the globe as a key tool in combating climate change. Alongside the growing regulatory control at international and national levels, the way forward, as many argued, is to harness the power of the marketplace at the same time. Said to be the first urban cap-and-trade programme covering office buildings in its emission reduction targets, the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Programme was a mandatory programme launched by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) in 2010. By bringing the Tokyo’s experience to Hong Kong plus the sharing of a local legal expert on what is happening in China in terms of carbon finance, HKGBC organizes this seminar with an aim to explore the potential of this market instrument as a green building initiative in Hong Kong.

Chairman's Message (Click for the Chairman's Message)

Ir Dr Andrew Chan, JP, Chairman, HKGBC

Congratulatory Message (Click for the Congratulatory Message)

Mrs LAM CHENG Yuet Ngor, Carrie, Secretary for Development, HKSAR Government

Programme and Speakers (Click for the Further Details)

Tokyo Green Building Initiatives and Cap-and-Trade Programme (Click for the Presentation Slides)

Keynote speaker:

Mr Kenji Suzuki, Director of International Environmental Cooperation, Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Japan  (Speaker Bio & Synopsis)

Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Programme - Low Emission Buildings TOP30 (Click for the Presentation Slides)


Ms Yuko Nishida, Planner, Urban & Global Environment Division, Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Japan  (Speaker Bio & Synopsis)

Mori Building’s Experience in Tokyo Smart City Development – “Vertical Garden Cities” and “Hills”


Mr Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Director and Executive Vice President, Mori Building Co., Japan  (Speaker Bio & Synopsis)

Carbon Finance for the Building Sector in China (Click for the Presentation Slides)

Speaker:                Mr Christopher Tung, Partner, K&L Gates, Hong Kong  (Speaker Bio & Synopsis)


Publication at the courtesy of Tokyo Metropolitan Government

On the Path to a Low Carbon City - Tokyo Climate Change Strategy (Click here)

Low Emission Buildings TOP30 in Tokyo (Click here)


Who should attend:

  • Industry leaders who wish to keep abreast of the megatrends and be the forerunners in the green building movement
  • Regulators, lawmakers & government officials who play a key part in shaping the economic development and the pathway to a sustainable built environment in Hong Kong
  • Consultants, finance & legal professionals who need to be spiced up with the latest development of the application of cap-and-trade programme to the building sector
  • Building professionals who need to understand how market instruments drive the adoption of green buildings

For enquiry, please contact HKGBC Secretariat at 3994 8818 or via email: