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.
Civic Exchange welcomes the joint announcement of “A Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong” (the Plan) by the Environment Bureau, the Transport and Housing Bureau, the Development Bureau, and the Food and Hygiene Bureau.
In commemoration of the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, Civic Exchange today published a pamphlet, first of a multi-part series, to deconstruct the basics of radiation.
Civic Exchange launched a three-part report tracking the changing faces of Hong Kong, with specific emphasis on the changing status of women, over the past two decades.