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Announcement in the Public Interest for Public Engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy

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Super:Climate Report
Host Hanson
Hanson:Climate change is obvious!
We should mitigate its impact
Reduce and assess carbon emissions in daily life!
Super:Save Energy
Waste Less
www.carboncalculator.gov.hk
Male resident:It’s hot. I’ll crank up the air-con!
Hanson:It’ll cause more carbon emissions!
Open the window and switch on the fan!
Family member:Too much food!
Hanson:Order what you can finish!
Male VO:The public engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy has been launched!
Let’s visit susdev.org.hk to give views and help set a long-term carbon reduction target!
Super:Public Engagement on
Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy
www.susdev.org.hk
Views Collection Period: Until 20.9.2019
Male VO:Let’s all support low-carbon transformation
Super:Let's all support low-carbon transformation
[Council for Sustainable Development logo]

Announcement in the Public Interest for Public Engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy (Web accessible version)

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Superscript: Climate Report
Host Hanson
Description of visuals: The opening shot shows Hanson reporting as a climate reporter. The big screen next to him shows video clips about climate change, including fallen trees after typhoon, heavy rainfall and swells, as well as extremely hot weather. Hanson says
Hanson: Climate change is obvious!
We should mitigate its impact
Description of visuals: The shot changes and the screen is divided by four columns, showing from left to right, a floor lamp with LED bulb being turned off, a fan being switched on, a lunch with more vegetables and less meat, and a recycled bag. The items spin away and the words “Save Energy Waste Less” appear.
The screen also shows a low carbon living calculator and its website
www.carboncalculator.gov.hk at the bottom. Hanson says
Hanson: Reduce and assess carbon emissions in daily life!
Description of visuals: Save Energy
Waste Less
www.carboncalculator.gov.hk
Description of visuals: The shot shows a male resident reading at home. He feels hot so he uses the remote control to reduce the emperature of the air conditioning. The voiceover of the male resident says
Male resident: It’s hot. I’ll crank up the air-con!
Description of visuals: Hanson appears next to him with a low carbon living calculator on his right hand and an air conditioning remote control on his left hand, which displays the room temperature of 18 degrees Celsius. Hanson shakes his head and says
Hanson: It’ll cause more carbon emissions!
Description of visuals: Then Hanson clicks the red button on his body. Both the button and the screen of the calculator change from red to green. The shot shows the air conditioner disappears, the window opens and a fan appears at the male resident’s home. Hanson smiles and suggests
Hanson: Open the window and switch on the fan!
Description of visuals: The male resident simultaneously turns on the fan.
Description of visuals: The shot shows a couple from a family of five dining in a Chinese restaurant. They look at the table full of dishes that they cannot finish. The voiceover of the lady says
Family member: Too much food!
Description of visuals: The shot shows a family of five of the three generations dining in a Chinese restaurant.
Hanson shows up with the low carbon living calculator in his hand. He spins around the table and takes away the extra food with magic. The family of five at once enjoys having the food. Both Hanson’s button and the screen of the calculator turn from red to green. Hanson smiles and reminds
Hanson: Order what you can finish!
Superscript: Public Engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy
www.susdev.org.hk
Views Collection Period: Until 20.9.2019
Description of visuals: The superscript shows the title, Public Engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy.
Hanson appears with a banner showing superscript “Views Collection Period”. He puts it at the right place, then jumps to the bottom right corner and makes a gesture of inviting everyone to join.
The superscript shows, Views Collection Period: Until 20th of September, 2019 (twenty-nineteen) and a website, www.susdev.org.hk. The voiceover says
Male VO: The public engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy has been launched!
Let’s visit susdev.org.hk to give views and help set a long-term carbon reduction target!
Superscript: Let's all support low-carbon transformation
Council for Sustainable Development logo
Description of visuals: The endflip shows Hanson holding the low carbon living calculator near the bottom left corner. He smiles and blinks his eye, pointing a finger to the slogan “Let’s all support low-carbon transformation”. The bottom right corner shows the Council for Sustainable Development logo. The voiceover says
Male VO: Let’s all support low-carbon transformation
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VO:

Climate change is obvious. Everyone should mitigate its impact by saving energy, wasting less and reducing carbon emissions in daily life!

The public engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy has been launched. Take part and have your say by September 20, 2019 (Read as September Twentieth, Twenty Nineteen).

For details, visit susdev.org.hk
Let’s all support low-carbon transformation!

Street Interview Episode 1

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Cecilla: Today we come to the street in Mongkok to interview people about the knowledge of carbon emissions reduction.
Let’s go
Cecilla: Do you know what are Carbon Emissions?
Couple (M): I don’t know
Couple (F): Something discharged from vehicles
Child: I don’t know
(Boy in black): (Hesitating)
Cecilla: No need to look around, there are no answers
(Girl in hoodie): .…..What is it in English?
(Man in long hair): That’s what we did in our daily lives, such as traveling and transporting goods, the machines and instruments used would emit carbon dioxide
Cecilla: Carbon emissions are the abbreviation of greenhouse gas emissions. To make it easier to understand, in calculating the amount of greenhouse gas emissions, they will be converted into corresponding amount of carbon dioxide emissions according to their potential impact on the global greenhouse effect.
Cecilla: Do you know the consequences of high carbon emissions?
Boy with glasses: Greenhouse effect, as I learned it from secondary school
Cecilla: Wow! You’re so smart
Child: It will be very hot
Girl in hoodie: You know, the polar bears cannot find the sea ice and are starving. They are going to be extinct very soon
Lady: The temperature will rise
Cecillia: The greenhouse gases act like a blanket in the atmosphere, trapping heat on the Earth
High carbon emissions mean high greenhouse gas emissions,
which will cause global warming,
sea level rise,
change in the hydrological cycle, decrease in ice and snow,
as well as more frequent extreme weather
This will seriously affect
global human habitats and ecosystems

If you want to know your carbon emissions,
you can visit this website(www.carboncalculator.gov.hk
and use the “Low Carbon Living Calculator” for assessment
Cecilla: What can you do to help reducing carbon emissions in your daily life?
Girl in hoodie: I don’t like using plastic products,
so I have many reusable cups for use when going out
Not to use straws as far as possible
(Man in long hair): I don’t go out
Cecilla: Don’t go out?!
Boy in black: Take more pubic transport rather than driving
Cecilla: Please share with us your ways to reduce carbon emissions in respect of clothing, food, living and travel
Couple (M): Reduce the use of air conditioners
Couple (F): Reduce the use of lights
Child: Do not use petroleum for vehicles (Cecillia: don’t use gasoline) use electricity
Ceillia: Yeh. It will be more environmentally friendly
(Man in long hair): I will try my best to buy less,
and walk more instead of driving or taking transport
Cecllia: Let’s begin with clothing Don’t be a trend-chaser, think twice before you buy new clothes.
And donate unwanted clothes to the people in need through relevant organisations
Regarding food, we can eat more vegetable and less meats
And the most important is to cherish food
Regarding living, we can “Use less, Waste less” to reduce domestic wastes
Saving water and electricity can also help reduce carbon emissions
Regarding travel, we can try our best to take public transport instead of driving
Try to walk for short-distance trips
The Public Engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy has been launched
Apart from practising a low carbon lifestyle, you may visit susdev.org.hk to give your views

Street Interview Episode 2

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Cecilia: The average sea level in Quarry Bay is about 1.5m. How high did the sea level reach during the passage of Mangkhut?
Student: I think it should be 3.88m
Cecilia: Looks like you have no ideas at all
Two boys - right: I don’t know, I don’t know
Girl in purple coat: I guess it should be 5.88m
Girl with cap: I choose C, 3.88m
Cecilia: Correct!
Girl with cap: Just a guess
Cecilia: On that day, the sea level in Quarry Bay reached 3.88m,
so the answer is C
Cecllia: In Hong Kong, the average number of hot nights in 1981-2010 is 17.8. What is the number of hot nights in recent years (from 2014 to 2017)?
Boy with glasses: I’m not sure about the temperature at night, but I guess it should be 300 nights
Cecllia: Huh
Two boys - left: It was really very hot last year, I had to use air conditioner everynight
Gril in purple coat: 40 nights
Man in long hair: 25 nights
Ceillia: More
Man in long hair: 32 nights
Cecllia: The number of hot nights has increased a lot
34 nights in 2014
37 nights in 2015
36 nights in 2016
41 nights in 2017, so many
Cecllia: Does the climate change affect your daily life?
Boy in black: The temperature is weird
Lady: Like typhoon, it has never been that strong.
Cecllia: Climate change brings about impacts in Hong Kong such asincrease in temperature,
more frequent extreme rainfall and rise in sea level, etc
It increases the risks of severe heatwaves, landslide and flooding. The threat of storm surge associated with tropical cyclones also increases
These changes affect our daily lives
More frequent extreme weather will increase the risks of safety and health
Cecllia: Are you willing to start reducing carbon emissions from today?
Boy with glasses: Whom am I promise to? To you?
Cecllia: Make the promise to the camera
Boy with glasses: Okay
Child: I do
Boy in black: I do
Man in long hair: I do
Girl in hoodie: Of course I do
Student: I do
Cecllia: What will you do to cope with the climate change?
Boy with glasses: Drive less, take public transport
Girl with cap: Make some little differences by myself
Lady: Wait until a full laundry load before washing to save water
Girl in purple coat: Become a vegetarian
If there is food left, I will finish all of them.
Cecllia: In fact, we can start from individuals
To save more electricity in daily life, for example, switch to LED lights and electrical appliances with grade 1 energy label
Switch off electrical appliances that are not in use
Open windows and switch on fans
If you really need to have air-conditioning, set the temperature at 24 – 26 ˚C
Save water
“Use less, Waste less”
Recycle whenever possible
Avoid using disposable tableware and plastic bags
Moreover, to cherish food, order what you can finish
The Public Engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy has been launched
Apart from practising a low carbon lifestyle, you may visit susdev.org.hk to give yourviews

The Pledge

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[Public Engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy ]
[Would you make a pledge to reduce carbon emissions for the Earth?]
Cecilla: I promise
Boy with glasses: I promise
Man in long hair: I promise
Girl in purple coat: I promise
Two boys - right: I promise
Girl with cap: I promise
Boy in black: I promise
Girl in hoodie: I promise
Two boys - left: I promise
Boy with glasses: Cherish resources
Man in long hair: Dump less, save more, save the Earth
Girl in purple coat: Cherish resources
Two boys – right:Dump less, save more, care for the Earth
Girl with cap: Cherish food and reduce carbon emissions
Boy in black: Dump less, save moer, care for the Earth
Girl in hoodie: Use less, waste less
Two boys – left: Reduce carbon emissions and cherish resources
Cecilia: Dump less, save more, care for the Earth
[Together we pledge to]
[Use less, waste less, Cherish food and reduce carbon emissions, Cherish resources, Dump less, save more, care for the Earth]
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