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 University of Pennsylvania’s 2016 Global Go to Think Tank Index.
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 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.
Our latest report on urban wellbeing in Asia focuses on Shanghai. Residents report higher levels of satisfaction than those in Singapore and Hong Kong. However, there is a gap when it comes to housing, medical care and education among migrant workers.