Deadline for Abstract Submission:
19 September 2022
Deadline for Early-Bird Registration:
19 October 2022

Speakers

Ms. Macky TUNG
General Manager (Administrative Services)
Kwong Wah Hospital
Hong Kong


I joined the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong in 1995 and were conferred Fellow by the Australasian College of Health Service Management and the Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives in 2011.  I am the author and co-author of more than 20 papers and articles published at local and overseas healthcare conferences in the past, and have served a local university as Academic Assessor of a postgraduate diploma in health services management during 2014 to 2021.  I am a trained lead internal auditor of Environmental Management System and have been chairing the hospital green committee since 2016.  My main portfolio and interests include the application of management theory and technology in hospital planning, hospital operations and logistics management.


Abstract
Green Efforts at Kwong Wah Hospital, a Real-life Example of the Greening of Hospital

To respond to the Paris Agreement, the Hong Kong SAR government issued the first Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2030+ in 2017, laying down plans and actions to reduce the carbon intensity by 65-70% by 2030 against the 2005 baseline. In 2020, Hong Kong’s carbon emissions had dropped by almost 30% from the peak level of 6.2 tonnes per capita in 2014.  Hong Kong's Climate Action Plan 2050 issued in 2021 sets out the Government's vision of "Zero-carbon Emissions • Liveable City • Sustainable Development", and outlines four major decarbonisation strategies and measures, namely net-zero electricity generation, energy saving and green buildings, green transport, and waste reduction, for achieving carbon neutrality before 2050.  A survey report released by the Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) in 2019 reported that the global healthcare's climate footprint was 4.4% of the global net emissions which is approximately two gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.  The Hospital Authority of Hong Kong, a major health services provider in Hong Kong, is participating in the Climate Action Plan 2050 as one of the Carbon Neutrality partners to support decarbonisation of Hong Kong.  So how can a hospital of the Hospital Authority contribute to the mission of decarbonisation in Hong Kong?  This presentation will give you some real-life examples of what we can do and how we perform.

 

 

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