CARE2022 Hong Kong Conference

37 4 Nexus between Mitigation and Adaptation “Reversing the trend of carbon is key … encouraging more of these technologies … there could be crazy ideas … you can work in laboratories but how you make it commercially viable [makes the difference].” Albert Wong CEO, HKSTP Land use in Hong Kong Urban-built-up land occupies 25.4% of the city’s total area. PlanD’s data (Figure 4.2) stimulated questions about how to enhance liveability and climate-friendly sustainable development in Hong Kong to fulfil the HKSAR Government’s vision and strategies noted above. While many observations could be made, two questions were raised at Workshop A: • What led to the high percentage of land used for roads and transport facilities and what might that signify? The highest percentage is for roads and transport facilities at 4.2%, exceeding that for private and public residential uses at 3.9%. FIGURE 4.2 PlanD’s total area of urban or built-up land in Hong Kong4 Fish ponds/Gei wais 1.4% Mangrove/Swamp 0.5% Badland 0.2% Rocky Shore 0.4% Streams and Nullahs 0.6% Private residential 1.4% Public residential 0.5% Rural settlement 0.2% Commercial/Business & office 0.4% Industrial land 0.6% Industrial estates/Science & technology park 0.3% Warehouse & open storage 1.5% Government, Instituitional & Community facilities 2.2% Open space & recreation 2.6% Roads & transport facilities 4.2% Railways 0.4% Airport 1.2% Port facilities 0.4% Cemeteries/Funernal facilities 0.8% Utilities 0.8% Vacant land/Construction in progress 2.0% Others 1.1% Land uses breakdown Woodland 26.0% Grassland 16.1% Shrubland 22.8% Agricultural land 4.4% Reservoirs 2.2% Total area of urban or built-up area 25.4% Albert Wong, HKSTP