Members of the British and European Parliaments today welcomed the publication of the first report to consider the economic impacts of climate change on the Greater Pearl River Delta.
A report issued by local think-tank Civic Exchange warns that policy makers and businesses in the Greater Pearl River Delta region must act now to prepare for the impacts of climate change, or risk significant losses in the future.
Today a group of health, science and public policy researchers launched the Air Quality Objectives Concern Group (AQOCG) and called for Hong Kong’s Air Quality Objectives (AQO) to be set at levels that protect public health.
A new report by Civic Exchange calls for a comprehensive strategy to conserve and manage Hong Kong’s unique natural assets.
The long-awaited Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change is expected to be released on Monday 30 October 2006 in London.
Members of the Air Quality Objective Concern Group (AQOCG), a recently formed group of local researchers campaigning for Hong Kong’s AQOs to be set at levels that protect public health, expressed disappointment at the Chief Executive’s lack of understanding of the issue.
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Donald Tsang, failed the test he set himself to focus on an “overall strategic direction”, “targets for different stages”, “guiding principles” and establishment of “specific policies initiatives” for environmental protection.
Civic Exchange today published a bilingual citizens’ guide entitled “The User’s Guide to the Town Planning Process: How the Public can Participate in the Hong Kong Planning System”.
The World Health Organization (WHO) today released its new Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs), setting “a challenge for governments around the world to improve air quality in their cities in order to protect people’s heath”.
A report released today by local think-tank Civic Exchange calls for legislative change to protect consumers from toxins in live fish sold as food. Over 600 cases of ciguatera fish poisoning – caused by eating subtropical or tropical fish that have fed on toxic algae – have been reported in Hong Kong since 2000.