A Plastic Ocean

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Light-up Hope

Ha Pak Nai

Climate change leads to more frequent unpredictable extreme weather events. Typhoons, floods and droughts all threaten the safety of humans and other organisms.

In Hong Kong, residents of coastal areas are suffering from extreme weather far more seriously than most people realise. Watch the video.

Ha Pak Nai is a high-risk, low-lying coastal area in Hong Kong. Whenever a typhoon occurs, Ha Pak Nai residential area is at risk of flooding. Heavy rainfall damages houses and public facilities. Storms wipe out personal assets. And the safety of residents is threatened!

Squatter residents, especially seniors, lack proper protection because of poor housing structures. Furthermore, residents are disadvantaged by limited access to resources and knowledge on climate-related disaster prevention.

squatter house.

A Plastic Ocean x IKEA

Since 2019, A Plastic Ocean Foundation has been working with the village chief and residents to help mitigate climate impact through farmland rehabilitation, waterway clearance and education to the squatter residents.

From 6 Oct 2022, APO teams up with IKEA to launch project Light-up Hope. We hope to build climate resilience in the Most Affected People and Areas (MAPA) by strengthening villagers’ knowledge and capacity to adapt (when natural disasters strike).

We invite you to support "IKEA Light-up Hope", light up villagers’ home, and light up the sustainable future we all yearn for!

APO Repairman
Ikea Repairman