What We Do
The Model of Change
At Carbon Care InnoLab, we believe there is great value in an organization which combines knowledge of the intricate issues of climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience, with the up-beat and youthful call to innovate, participate and act. We merge the energy and spirit of the social enterprise movement with idealistic calls for action and passion of the youth movement and community groups. To achieve this, CCIL takes the following approaches:
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Our Current Programmes
Jockey Club SolarCare Programme
Funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Jockey Club SolarCare Programme aspires to develop a community service platform that accelerates the application of solar energy within the local community. The programme believes by connecting various stakeholders like green groups, NGOs, government departments, power companies, and renewable energy experts to the general public, Hong Kong would be one step closer to the global level of renewable energy development to build a Zero Carbon Hong Kong in the near future.
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Paris Watch – The Hong Kong Climate Action Report

“The overriding and deeply significant finding of the work is that the next 4 years will determine whether or not the world’s megacities can deliver their part of the ambition of the Paris Agreement.” 

C40 Cities/Arup. Deadline 2020: How cities will get the job done. London 2016

Paris Watch – The Hong Kong Climate Action Report is a project aiming to contribute to the momentum for climate change action in Hong Kong and comparable cities by researching, ranking and evaluating contributions to the Paris Climate Agreement’s goals. This will be promoted with related communications and networking activities. 

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CarbonCare® Label
The CarbonCare® Label is a unique scheme. Since its launch in late 2011, over 360 labels have been awarded to listed companies, private companies, government departments, public bodies, social enterprises, NGOs, hotels, commercial buildings/ venues etc. The Scheme has evolved much to reflect and recognise the sustainability efforts of businesses and organisations. 
Applicants may choose either one or all of the three initiatives: entity-wide carbon management (CarbonCare® Label/ CarbonCare® Champion Label), best practice for ESG Reporting (CarbonCare® ESG Label) or proactive support for circular economy (CarbonCare® Circularity Label). Each of the labels requires substantive effort to achieve, but they all are a recognition of excellence in the journey to sustainability.
Policy Movement – Public Engagement on Long Term Decarbonisation Strategy

CarbonCare InnoLab’s Vision of a Zero-Carbon Hong Kong.  Key milestones on thepathway to 2050

CarbonCare InnoLab’s submission to the HK Council for Sustainable Development’s public engagement on long-term decarbonisation makes the following calls:

  1. Plans must maximise the potential of locally-generated renewable energy.
  2. Fossil-fuel-generated electricity should end in Hong Kong well before 2050.
  3. Ambitious, comprehensive and binding regulations for near-zero energy buildings must be implemented in a matter of months, not years.
  4. An end to imports of fossil fuel vehicles by 2030 must be followed by a rapid target date for phasing out all fossil-fuelled vehicles on Hong Kong’s streets and waters.
  5. Hong Kong must measure and report the carbon content of imports consumed in Hong Kong such as food and garments, to enable us to monitor reductions.
  6. Green finance must support innovation and allow savers to invest in climate-positive funds.
  7. The government should act as both a model and a stimulus on green purchases and green building standards.

CarbonCare InnoLab suggests that achieving the targets listed above should depend on the government exercising firm leadership on climate action, matching the ambition of the Paris Climate Agreement and utilizing science-based targets. Hong Kong needs a Climate Emergency Task Force led by a well-equipped Climate Tsar to drive the deep systemic change necessary for achieving a zero-carbon economy.

Two questions stand front and centre in Hong Kong’s decarbonisation debate:

  1. How much “regional” renewable energy is Hong Kong willing to rely upon?
  2. Is Hong Kong’s clean energy future best served by investment in nuclear technology or the same levels of investment renewable energy and storage?

The decarbonisation strategy should be combined with adaptation plans showing how action on emissions is linked to creating a safe and healthy future for Hong Kong people.

To read the full CCIL report on long-term decarbonisation, please click here 


CarbonCare InnoLab establishes science-based targets for Hong Kong. The government needs to improve on its own plans if it is to meet these

As part of its submission on long-term decarbonisation to the Hong Kong Government’s Council for Sustainable Development, CarbonCare InnoLab has prepared and presented science-based GHG reduction targets using newly-developed international standards for cities.

CCIL’s targets use a science-based methodology developed by ARUP and Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) with advice from C40 Cities, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) and the World Resources Institute.

CCIL’s calculation of science-based target for Hong Kong indicates that the territories 2030 target for per-capita emissions should stand at 2.03 tCO2e. This contrasts with the Hong Kong government’s current target of between 3.8 tCO2e and 3.3 tCO2e by 2030.

For the full submission document containing the science-based methodology and the calculations for Hong Kong SAR, please click here.























Jockey Club CarbonCare Open Innovation Lab
Jockey Club CarbonCare Open Innovation Lab (JC COIL) is a programme attempting to create the first multi-sector Open Innovation Community in Hong Kong with a sustainability focus, emphasising three "I"s – "Inspire", "Interact" and "Innovate". Its members will be facilitated to form various InnoTeams to develop innovative solutions in response to the sustainability challenges. There are four InnoTeams under Jockey Club COIL till now, which are "Farmunion City","My Tree, My City" "Green Co-living"and "Eco-Riders HK".
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Tai O Climate Initiatives
Identifying Tai O as the most climate-vulnerable community in Hong Kong, CCIL is working on two projects to raise awareness and defense of climate threats among the community stake-holders and Hong Kong citizens.
Tai O x Climate Citizenship Education Scheme
Uses the example of Tai O – a community most affected by climate change in Hong Kong, to enable students to understand how climate change affects Hong Kong society, and encourages them to participate in local actions addressing climate change and to become citizens with awareness of climate change.
Tai O Community Campaign on Disaster Resilience
Collaborated with Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute, CCIL carried out workshops and community engagement activities in Tai O, to get the local NGOs and residents to assess the community's climate vulnerability and its resilience capacity.
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Climate Change Negotiations Game
Global warming is an urgent issue. Can countries at different stages of development really work together to save Planet Earth?
This unique simulation game, highly popular during COP21 in Paris, will let participants experience the United Nations Climate Change Conference through role-playing and interactive computer modelling. Participants put themselves in senior officials’ shoes to experience the power politics during the negotiation process with other country delegates, and reflect on the far-reaching impacts of climate change.
Other Activities and Schemes
Watt-A-Thon is an 8-hour cycling event for clean electricity generating. The event aims to promote clean energy through creating a signature event in Hong Kong. Watt-a-thon also calls for public attention with its ambition to claim the "Most electrical energy generated by pedalling on bicycles in 8 hours" Guinness World Record. By raising public awareness on the importance of clean energy, it envisions in transforming Hong Kong into a low carbon city through means of innovation.
Contact Us
Address: 18A, Seabright Plaza, 9-23 Shell Street, North Point, Hong Kong
Email: info@ccinnolab.org
Tel: (852) 3568 2244     Fax: (852) 2815 1230
Supported by SEI