This paper provides a short introduction to the outcome of the judicial review regarding the environmental impact assessment of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. The case was heard on 22-24 February 2011, and the judgment was handed down on 18 April 2011.
This report shows a range of risks that have not been properly assessed, and emphasizes large hydro dams in unsuitable regions, especially the Nu River in Southwest, is not the way forward in switching away from fossil fuel to cope with climate change.
Recently, the UNFCCC has sought views on the mechanisms for stimulating mitigation and adaptation measures, making use of the funding commitments made at Cancun that are expected to realize US$100 billion per annum by 2020.
In February 2011 Civic Exchange made a short submission in response to the Study on the Action Plan for the Bay Area of the Pearl River Estuary Public Consultation Digest…
This report sets out a new strategic framework for nature conservation based on the Convention on Biological Diversity, to which Hong Kong is expected to become a party in the first quarter of 2011.
Civic Exchange submitted a submission in response to the consultation of Hong Kong’s Climate Change Strategy and Action Agenda.
Civic Exchange released a public opinion survey on 1 December entitled “LESS TALK, MORE ACTION”. The survey shows that one in four people are considering emigration in response to the public health threats of Hong Kong’s air pollution, up from one in five in December 2008, when a similar survey was conducted.
Co-authored by Civic Exchange and scholars at the University of Leeds, UK, “Rich Delta, Costly Flooding” investigates the flood problem in the PRD and Hong Kong.
This survey is a supplement to an earlier public opinion survey The Hong Kong Transition Project completed on behalf of Civic Exchange in July 2010 on Hong Kong people’s attitudes to climate change.
This summary report is published by the Social and Policy Research Unit Department of Social Sciences Hong Kong Institute of Education and Civic Exchange.