Cross-Border Governance and Sustainable Energy Transition: The Case of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

Jingping Liu, Kevin Lo*, Daphne Mah, Meiyu Guo

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: This study provides a conceptual framework of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) as a top-down project of cross-border governance (CBG). It examines the CBG theory and articulates the practices and challenges. It also reviews the energy collaboration between Hong Kong and Guangdong with the aim of situating the GBA project within a historical frame. Recent Findings: This review highlights the importance of the building of institutions for achieving effective cross-border governance. It also shows that, for the regional energy cooperation of the GBA, while there is a shift towards environmental governance, attention on renewable and low-carbon energy remains weak. Summary: We present three key recommendations for the cross-border energy collaboration in the GBA in the context of China’s ambitious goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2060: (1) the development of a common electricity market, (2) the development of cross-border cooperation in technological innovation, and (3) the development of a unified carbon trading market.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-106
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Cross-border governance
  • Cross-border region
  • Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
  • Sustainable energy transition

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