This policy paper prepared by Civic Exchange urges the HKSAR Government to tell the public that the cost of upgrading Hong Kong’s old and highly polluting franchised bus can be shared among the bus operators, the public purse and bus riders….
The world economy has expanded to the point where a number of planetary boundaries, of which climate change is the most talked about, are being severely stretched. There are simply too many unsustainable trajectories for the system to continue as it has for the past several decades for several more decades to come…
The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong (REDA) has commissioned this study in response to the consultation document by the Council for Sustainability Development on “Building Design to Foster a Quality and Sustainable Built Environment”.
This paper introduces the NDRC’s outline plan for the Pearl River Delta, which aims to transform it into a green and quality living area.
In June 2007, the Environmental Protection Department of the Hong Kong Government initiated an 18‐month study to review Hong Kong’s Air Quality Objectives and develop a long‐term air quality management strategy. The scope of the study includes a review of the current state of air quality in Hong Kong.
The Air Pollution Control Ordinance (APCO)1 – which came into force in 1983 – is the primary piece of legislation that deals with the management of air pollution in Hong Kong.2 This paper provides an overview of the Ordinance, in order to stimulate discussion…
Tony Latter provides the necessary background anyone needs to know about the Hong Kong budget, and raises important long-term issues for discussion. Leo Goodstadt’s chapter reminds us of how inadequacies catch up on society in the end, and warns us not to continue neglecting them. Roger Nissim highlights…
This paper was originally submitted for, and received, the “Young Voices Award” on Urban Air Pollution and Climate Change, given by the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities at their Better Air Quality 2008 conference.
Andrew attended COP14 – the 14th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Poznan in December 2008, and shared in this articule his thoughts from his experience in this conference.
2008 Survey on Hong Kong People’s attitudes toward air pollution, environment and public health, commissioned by Civic Exchange.