This submission from Civic Exchange will focus on identifying lessons learned from the recent air quality objective (AQO) consultation and from the review of the air management strategy, which might assist in the review of marine water quality objectives (WQO).
A review of the Urban Renewal Strategy (URS) would be incomplete without three things that have yet to be done. Firstly, the current review needs to be done within the context of Hong Kong’s high land price policy. Secondly, the government’s values, priorities and assumptions behind the URS needs to be…
The CSD seeks to use the IRD to start a public engagement process on a narrow range of issues placed within the context of the design of buildings within their own site boundary. This timid and limited approach will not trigger the pace…
Civic Exchange today released a new policy paper – “Liquid Assets: Water Security and Management in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Basin”.
Civic Exchange today announced that roadside pollution levels measured by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Mobile real-time air monitoring platform van are substantially higher than those recorded by the Environmental Protection Department’s roadside monitoring stations.
Hong Kong’s pollution levels are causing an epidemic of health problems and premature deaths, including permanent injury to the lungs of children, and premature deaths in the elderly.
Intelligence Squared, the leading global forum for intellectual and cultural debate, held its second event in Asia on 11 November 2009.
Civic Exchange welcomes the Review of Air Quality Objectives (AQO) as an important opportunity to reduce the threat to public health of Hong Kong’s highly polluted air. The government should state a new policy on air quality. Since 2006, Civic Exchange has proposed the following statement…
Hong Kong Journal: After a long delay, Hong Kong seems about to take a major step to clean up air pollution and improve public health.
Civic Exchange had a meeting with The Chief Secretary for Administration Hon. Henry Tang and has put our views to him regarding the Policy Address 2009-10. This letter aims to elaborate on the issues put forward during the meeting and suggests 6 areas to be addressed in the upcoming Policy Address.