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Green Hong Kong

While Hong Kong's cityscape is world famous, much of Hong Kong – roughly 70 per cent of the total landmass – is green countryside that is easily accessible from urban areas. A short distance from Hong Kong's commercial district, you can enjoy a serene hiking trail or enjoy spectacular harbour views from a ferry to an outlying island. Few cities in the world can claim a stunning harbour, a UNESCO-listed Global Geopark and nature hikes so close to bustling urban centres.

Hong Kong has 24 country parks and 22 special areas, including scenic mountains, forests, grasslands, marshes, reservoirs, coastline and islands, designated for conservation, education and recreation.

We are committed to fostering a cleaner, more pleasant living environment through a range of environmental improvement measures, encompassing nature conversation, energy efficiency, air quality, water quality enhancement, waste management, town planning, as well as co-operation with neighbouring Guangdong province on various environmental fronts. Check out the Zero Carbon Building in Kowloon Bay, a collaboration between the Government and the Construction Industry Council to help promote green buildingpractices in the construction industry.

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Last revision date: Mar 4, 2019

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