As the world marks the United Nations’ World Environment Day on 5 June, Civic Exchange expresses its concern over President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Accord on 1 June. Civic Exchange, an independent public policy think-tank, has a particular interest in the ways that politics can affect environmental change.
Civic Exchange supports the Hong Kong Government’s proposed three-step ban on the ivory trade and increased penalties for violators.
Civic Exchange (CEx), an independent public policy think-tank, is proud to announce that Simon Ng has been appointed as a CEx Fellow. Mr. Ng and the American academic Robert Gottlieb have just co-written a book, “Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China,” published by the MIT Press.
Civic Exchange’s Submission to the LegCo’s Subcommittee on Two Proposed Resolutions under the Fixed Penalty (Traffic Contraventions) Ordinance and the Fixed Penalty (Criminal Proceedings) Ordinance.
The Hong Kong Government has set out a planning vision and strategy for the city, reaching to the year 2030 and beyond. The public is encouraged to give their own opinions until the deadline of 30 April. Here are Civic Exchange’s views and recommendations.
Civic Exchange is proud to announce the appointment of two new Fellows, Alok Jain and Jacky Cheng
Civic Exchange was ranked the 46th Top Environment Policy Think Tank and on the list of Best Independent Think Tanks and Best Advocacy Campaign in the 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index from the University of Pennsylvania. Click to read the report.
Civic Exchange commends the government’s Climate Action Plan 2030+ for its many initiatives but regrets that the plan shies away from the most important questions: how quickly is Hong Kong phasing out of coal and what are we going to switch into – natural gas or nuclear.
Civic Exchange, welcomed the fact that walkability – one of our main areas of focus – was addressed directly and specifically in the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Policy Address. However, Civic Exchange also expressed concern with the Chief Executive’s emphasis on land development and rezoning.
Civic Exchange announced that Mr Evan Auyang has been appointed as Chairman of the Board.