2024 KCP Application
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Secondary Project Category:
Carbon Sinks (Natural & Engineered)
Social & Cultural Pathways
Transport and Mobility
Project Summary / Description:
CCIL‚ SolarCare projects aim at accelerating the energy transition and reducing carbon emissions by increasing the solar energy supply. It demonstrates how a successful energy transition can bring a positive impact not only on the environment but also on social issues. The FiT rebate generated from PV systems creates new resources for sustaining the NPOs to initiate more social and educational services. As an international city, Hong Kong has an urgent need to accelerate the transition to renewable energy. Power generation contributes to two-thirds of Hong Kong‚ carbon emissions, but less than 2% of energy comes from renewable sources. The lack of support for NPOs in the energy transition process affects their social services towards beneficiaries. This project brings the potential of an innovative pilot scheme to equip NPOs with renewable energy and bring them into the transition process. The SolarCare series was launched on 1 April 2019.
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How Project Affects Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions:
Replaces/avoids GHGs (e.g., projects that replace sources of GHGs, such as the burning of fossil fuels for electricity, heat, transport, or other energy uses)
Best Estimate of GHG Avoidance/Reduction of This Project (Tonnes CO2 Equivalent/Year):
Impact on Underrepresented Groups:
(1)Welfare-focus NPOs are not ready to respond to the climate crisis and this limits their climate empowerment services to the vulnerable communities they are serving. The project connects NPOs with the energy transition process, bringing climate actions into their service agenda. (2)The FiT rebate empowered the NPOs with stable and long-term financial support. Their existing social services are sustained, sustainability and climate disaster response agenda are included in their service and more environmental education/awareness programmes are developed to enhance the awareness of the climate crisis to the vulnerable communities they serve. For example, our NPOs partners, such as Breakthrough Youth Village developed a youth-focused climate education programme targeting 5,400 young people every year. Onsite activities such as conducting low-carbon tours, green training camps, and recycling and upcycling DIY workshops, as well as a local climate change conference are held. Outward Bound Hong Kong and Precious Blood Children‚ Village integrate carbon reduction and renewable energy knowledge into their activities. They organise renewable energy tours to introduce the built PV system on their rooftop to their staff, members and service users. These activities increase their service users‚ accessibility to the climate movement, including women, youth, the elderly and ethnic minorities. This project can spread climate awareness to wider audiences and sectors in HK society.
Research or Economic Modeling
Measurement, Reporting & Validation
CCIL's mission is to encourage innovation that is both relevant to local needs and which contributes to solving global climate challenges. This includes climate justice; carbon reduction; resource conservation; and action that will assist adaptation and resilience building. CCIL is an independent community NPO nurturing innovative solutions, education and action addressing the challenge of climate change. CCIL strives to be a climate action hub creating opportunities for innovation, awareness and action on climate change in Hong Kong. We put special emphasis on multi-stakeholder engagement and solution-oriented processes, as well as awareness-building across the community. We strive to turn pessimism about climate change into an optimistic vision of a more engaged and participatory society, and a more resilient and sustainable economy. CCIL operates SolarCare projects in Hong Kong, which include PV systems installation and maintenance and renewable energy education.