Visiting Fellow Paula DiPerna highlights the opportunities facing Hong Kong to use its strengths as a financial centre, and take the lead in what she calls the “5 Ps” of green finance.
In a response to the 2018-19 Budget, Winnie Cheung, Civic Exchange CEO, analyses a change in fiscal philosophy which could impact how environmental and social works are funded.
Hong Kong Economic Times: Civic Exchange CEO Winnie Cheung wrote that the Government should invest more resources in environmental development in the 2018/19 Budget.
Civic Exchange offers its recommendations for “Investing in a Healthy, Green-living Future for Hong Kong”
Civic Exchange responded to the Hong Kong Government Environment Bureau’s recommendation on The Greater Bay Development Plan, which covers Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau. The submission is in Chinese only.
South China Morning Post: While it is important to factor in regional considerations when making policies, Hong Kong’s self-sufficiency is fundamental to its governance. Three recent examples show how more self-sufficiency will result in a more sustainable environment, both locally and regionally.
South China Morning Post: Over the years, many commentators have decried protest stunts in the Legislative Council, civil disobedience tactics and demonstrations as alarming signs of social decay – yet, when seen in their historical context, today’s confrontations are not unusual.
South China Morning Post: Hong Kong may be the only jurisdiction on earth which allows non-human corporate entities to vote, and their existence is one of the murkiest aspects of Hong Kong’s political system.
South China Morning Post: At a recent forum on urban innovations, hosted by the European Union Academic Programme, Dominic Weiss of the Smart City Vienna project gave an inspiring talk about his city’s sustainable development policies.
Bad records management has serious consequences. For years, Hong Kong officials have been stuck in a regulatory limbo where they must “print-and-file” important e-mails, a cumbersome and wasteful practice.