KS Wong meets UN climate panel

October 17, 2019
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Secretary for the Environment KS Wong (second right) meets Professors Panmao Zhai (first left) and Hans-Otto Portner (second left) from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change working groups.


Secretary for the Environment KS Wong today met two visiting professors who co-chair two working groups under the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


He led representatives of relevant bureaus and departments to exchange views with Prof Panmao Zhai and Prof Hans-Otto Portner.


The professors presented the salient points of three special reports published by the UN panel in the past year.


This was followed by discussions with Mr Wong and other government representatives on the implications of the reports' latest scientific findings for Hong Kong, and further efforts required to meet the Paris Agreement goal.


The three reports look at the impacts related to global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and how climate change affects land, ocean, coastal, polar and mountain ecosystems.


The UN climate change panel was established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization and the UN Environment Programme to provide governments with scientific information that they can use to develop climate policies.

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