Hong Kong Free Press: Hongkongers are exposed to greater levels of PM2.5 pollutants than those recorded at government air quality monitoring stations, Civic Exchange says.
Radio Television Hong Kong: Data collected from dozens of volunteers who carried lunchbox-sized sensors over a six-month period differed greatly from the government’s pollution figures, researchers from Civic Exchange and City University said.
As the world marks the United Nations’ World Environment Day on 5 June, Civic Exchange expresses its concern over President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Accord on 1 June. Civic Exchange, an independent public policy think-tank, has a particular interest in the ways that politics can affect environmental change.
Civic Exchange supports the Hong Kong Government’s proposed three-step ban on the ivory trade and increased penalties for violators.
South China Morning Post: Chau Sai-wai, assistant director of water supplies in the Hong Kong government, writes an opinion piece in response to Civic Exchange’s report “The Illusion of Plenty: Hong Kong’s Water Security – Working towards Regional Water Harmony”.
South China Morning Post: The city relies on the Dongjiang in mainland China for 80% of its water, with a price that has progressively increased in last decade, currently paying HK$4.22 billion a year regardless of how much gets used.