Pledges by CCA
CCA joined the Paris Pledge for Action in Dec 2015
In December 2015, at COP 21 in Paris, governments of the world united in action on climate change by adopting the historic Paris Agreement, the first universal, legally binding climate deal. This agreement will spur a transformation of global growth and development and open the door to a low-carbon, stable, sustainable future.
The Paris Pledge for Action (or L’Appel de Paris) is a call to action which brings together hundreds of non-state actors from across the globe in support of Paris Agreement on climate change. The Paris Pledge for Action is an initiative of the COP21 French Presidency managed by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Key statements in the
Paris Pledge for Action:
“As cities, regions, businesses, investors, civil society groups, trade unions and other signatories, coming from every sector of society and every corner of the world, we realize that dangerous climate change threatens our ability and the ability of future generations to live and thrive in a peaceful and prosperous world. We also realize that taking strong action to reduce emissions can not only reduce the risks of climate change but also deliver better growth and sustainable development.
As a result, we the undersigned, affirm our strong commitment to a safe and stable climate in which temperature rise is limited to under 2 degrees Celsius.
In support of this, we welcome the adoption of a new, universal climate agreement at COP 21 in Paris, which is a critical step on the path to solving climate change. We pledge our support to ensuring that the level of ambition set by the agreement is met or exceeded. “
CCA joined the Social Caring Pledge in Jan 2016
On behalf of CCA, Ir Albert Lai, CEO, signed the Social Caring Pledge for 2016. The
Social Caring Pledge is a scheme which recognizes businesses that are committed to the six principles derived from the ethos behind the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI).
CCA CEO Ir Albert Lai (1st left, front row) in a group photo at the Signature Ceremony with VIPs and representatives of other Social Caring Pledge signatories.
Ten Things Students, Teachers, Universities & Schools can do to help achieve the Paris Climate Goals
The issue of climate change is big and complicated. In our schools and universities, complex decision-making systems, budget limits and other constraints seems to slow down environmental and energy-saving ideas. But it is wrong to think that we don't have a role to help ensure the Paris Climate Agreement really marks an essential turning point in reversing the harm we are causing to the weather. Changing our way of living is cultural more than scientific, and cultural change comes mostly from younger people. So what can they do?
CCA Director Mr John Sayer, upon his return from the UN Climate Change Summit held in Paris, has composed this concise action guide to share his observations and suggestions with students, teachers, universities and schools around the world. Interested parties are welcome to download this document for reference:
Top Ten Things NGOs Must Do After The Paris Climate Agreement
NGOs of all natures play a pivotal role in lobbying and monitoring their governments to implement climate policies and actions following the Paris Agreement signed in Dec 2015. CCA Director Mr John Sayer, upon his return from the UN Climate Change Summit held in Paris, has composed an action guide called
"Top Ten Things NGOs Must Do after the Paris Climate Agreement" to share his observations and suggestions with NGOs around the world. Interested parties are welcome to download this document for reference:
Earth Partner 2012-2013 (Mars)
CCA is delighted to have participated in the Earth Partner
Scheme 2012-2013 initiated by Friend of the Earth (HK).
CCA is committed to reduce impacts of climate change
and take substantial actions in reducing our carbon footprint
through reductions in energy consumption, water consumption
Friends of the Earth (HK) Tree Planting Trip (April 2012)
Two CCA consultants were invited to join a tree planning trip to Jiangxi Province of China, organized by Friends of the Earth (HK) in April 2012. During the trip, we not only helped plant trees to protect the water quality of Dongjiang River, Hong Kong source of water supply, but also experienced village life in Dong Jiang Yuan Village. Exchanges with local villagers were inspirational and talks given by a tree expert were remarkable.
Food Recycling with Green Hong Kong (March 2012)
Organic wastes, such as food wastes, are the main contributor in carbon emissions due to degradations at landfill sites. In support of reducing HK food wastes, CCA staff joined the food recycling activity organized by Green Hong Kong in March 2012. Green Hong Kong is a Tai Po-based NGO, which collects unsold but still fresh and edible vegetables from the neighboring wet market and turns them into delicious meals for a training center run by the Confederation of Trade Unions.