Air pollution remains the most serious and persistent threat to public health in Hong Kong. This paper sets out seven principles for more effective control of air pollution. It also proposes seven measures that can swiftly and significantly reduce those emissions that threaten us most – roadside emissions.
This paper reviews how the Tsang administration has tackled air pollution since he took office in March 2005, to determine where progress has been made, and where it has not.
Water is fundamental to all aspects of life. Hong Kong and Guangdong share the water’s sources that feed our economic and social activities. The continuing industrial transformation of Guangdong impacts the entire South China region.
This photographic report captures a recent field investigation along the Dongjiang River.
In May 2011 the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was formally extended to Hong Kong, opening a new page for nature conservation here. Protecting our biodiversity also plays a critical role in retaining Hong Kong’s position as the most liveable city in China.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Judicial Review is probably one of Hong Kong’s most important legal cases relating to the environment, and is bringing up a number of important issues in Hong Kong. This paper aims to facilitate effective public debate…
This paper provides a snapshot of the current status of park management in Hong Kong, and explores in depth examples of international best practice. It also outlines ideas for revising the governance of the Country Parks network.
This paper discusses the differences between the patterns of official emissions and concentrations measured at the roadside; and suggests accurate emissions estimates to feed into policy assessments and hence policy formulation to provide urgently needed improvements in street level air quality.
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.