BRIEF – 24 March 2010 – The Green Building Council of Australia and the Hong Kong Green Building Council have agreed to a memorandum of understanding, aimed at “enhancing their shared vision of promoting green buildings and universal sustainable building practices.”

Chief executive of the GBCA, Romilly Madew said that “With Australia’s population set to reach 35 million by 2050, and 85 per cent of our citizens living in cities, the high-density urban challenges Hong Kong faces today will be Australia’s challenges tomorrow.

Executive director of the HKGBC Kevin Edmunds echoed the benefits of closer co-operation with the GBCA said: “Closer collaboration between the GBCs in Hong Kong and Australia will do much to accelerate progress towards more sustainable and low-carbon built environments in both nations”.