This DutchCham Magazine article (Vol. 170) highlights the growing calls in Hong Kong for pro-pedestrian city planning, and how a recent proposal for Des Voeux Road Central might enhance pedestrian and business environment, provide attractive and vibrant streets, and improve roadside air quality.
Civic Exchange submitted a document in response to the Government’s public consultation on the policy review on conserving built heritage in Hong Kong.
Civic Exchange submitted a document commenting on the scope of “Future Fuel Mix for Electricity Generation” consultation, definitions of the consultation document’s guiding energy policy objectives, as well as different fuel mix options.
Civic Exchange commends the shipping industry for extending the Fair Winds Charter to the end of 2014. This is a welcoming move from the industry, showing once again how committed they are in reducing ship emissions in Hong Kong.
The Chief Executive proposes various initiatives in the 2014 Policy Address, including air quality management, nature conservation, urban liveability, people with disability and women issues. But there are areas that Civic Exchange has identified as major reservations or missed opportunities.
Civic Exchange has submitted a document to the Legislative Council Panel on Environmental Affairs, supporting the revised plan put forward by the Environmental Protection Department to incentivise early retirement of pre-Euro IV diesel commercial vehicles and sharing the views on improving roadside emissions.
Civic Exchange submitted a document supporting the proposal from the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) to mandate at-berth fuel switching in Hong Kong and sharing the views on introduction of the regulation.
In response to the administration’s paper, ‘Current Legislation and Administrative Measures on the Control of Noise Pollution and the Associated Public Expenditure’, Civic Exchange submitted a document to share its comments on the issues mentioned in the paper.