Hong Kong

Pilot Green and Sustainable Finance Capacity Building Support Scheme begins accepting Eligible Programme Applications

The Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group of Hong Kong has announced that the Pilot Green and Sustainable Finance Capacity Building Support Scheme has begun accepting applications for registration as an eligible programme.

The Scheme was announced by the Financial Secretary in the 2022-23 Budget. In view of the new trend of developing low-carbon and sustainable economy, the Government has earmarked $200 million for launching the three-year pilot Scheme to provide subsidies for the training and acquisition of relevant professional qualifications in sustainable finance as part of a collaborative effort to build capability for the industry.

The Scheme is administered by the Centre for Green and Sustainable Finance, a public-private collaboration platform launched under the Steering Group, SFC explained in a press release.

The Scheme began accepting applications from programme providers today. Further details are set out on the Scheme’s website at www.greentalent.org.hk.

The Scheme is expected to be officially launched later this year. The eligibility requirements and procedures for subsidy application by individuals, the first batch of eligible programmes, as well as other details will be published then.