Date
23 October 2019
Ocean Park says it is committed to reducing its carbon footprint further after it achieved a previous target ahead of schedule. Photo: HKEJ
Ocean Park says it is committed to reducing its carbon footprint further after it achieved a previous target ahead of schedule. Photo: HKEJ

Ocean Park says carbon reduction goal achieved ahead of schedule

Ocean Park announced on Thursday that its ten-year carbon reduction targets set in 2012 were successfully reached in the 2017/18 fiscal year, four years ahead of schedule.

To minimize the environmental impact of its operation, the marine themed tourist facility kicked off a carbon reduction initiative in 2011/12, aiming to cut its carbon emissions by 10 percent before 2021/22.

The theme park installed its first solar power system on the rooftop of the Polar Adventure visitor attraction, as part of efforts to improve energy efficiency and promote the development of renewable energy in the community.

Ocean Park said it is in active preparation for its next phase to extend the application of solar energy to other in-park attractions and facilities.

The second phase includes installing solar power systems on the rooftops of several of its facilities such as The Grand Aquarium, the Waterfront Cable Car Building, the Summit Cable Car Building, etc.

Site work is planned to commence in the fourth quarter of 2019 and will be completed by the end of 2020.

“Ocean Park strives to achieve sustainable development. Through the Park’s industry-leading carbon footprint reduction plan, we are committed to optimizing the energy efficiency of all facilities to achieve energy savings,” said Matthias Li, the park’s chief executive.

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