Civic Exchange released the results of a public opinion survey on the Small House Policy (SHP) to better understand people’s knowledge and attitudes towards the SHP and rural land development in the New Territories.
Civic Exchange submitted a document to the Office of the Ombudsman to provide comments on government’s implementation of strengthened control of exhaust emissions from petrol and LPG vehicles
South China Morning Post: Recent debates over the direction of the Urban Renewal Authority, sparked by the resignation of managing director Iris Tam Siu-ying in March, have raised valid points about the conflict between its social mission and the need to make a profit.
South China Morning Post: A report on roadside air quality on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island along the tramway was released by Civic Exchange and the Institute for the Environment at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
This report aims to provide some insights into effective policy options for reducing people’s exposure to toxic air pollutants and protecting public health in Hong Kong’s dense urban setting.
Independent policy think tank Civic Exchange today released the results of a public opinion survey on Hong Kong residents’ consumption habits and perceptions regarding bottled water and plastic waste in Hong Kong.
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.
The new Air Pollution Control (Ocean Going Vessels) (Fuel at Berth) Regulation requires ocean-going vessels to switch to clean marine fuel with sulphur content not exceeding 0.5% while at berth.
South China Morning Post: In his budget speech, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah proposed to extend a government incentive scheme to March 2018 that halves the port facilities and light dues charged on ocean-going vessels that switch to low-sulphur fuel while at berth in Hong Kong.
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.