Two expert group meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Working Group were held in Hong Kong via video conference from November 17 to today.
About 150 experts and delegates from 16 APEC member economies attended the meetings and workshops to discuss energy challenges and opportunities in the region.
Delivering the welcome speech yesterday, Secretary for the Environment KS Wong said Hong Kong would continue to play an active role in the working group, providing an excellent platform for APEC members to deepen co-operation and thereby improve energy policy planning and decision-making.
The two expert groups were the Expert Group on Energy Efficiency & Conservation and the Expert Group on Energy Data & Analysis.
The Electrical & Mechanical Services Department has been representing Hong Kong in the working group since 1991.
Director of Electrical & Mechanical Services Pang Yiu-hung said unyielding and continuous efforts among APEC member economies would help overcome hurdles and challenges in striving for combating climate change.