Hong Kong’s pollution levels are causing an epidemic of health problems and premature deaths, including permanent injury to the lungs of children, and premature deaths in the elderly.
Intelligence Squared, the leading global forum for intellectual and cultural debate, held its second event in Asia on 11 November 2009.
Civic Exchange welcomes the Review of Air Quality Objectives (AQO) as an important opportunity to reduce the threat to public health of Hong Kong’s highly polluted air. The government should state a new policy on air quality. Since 2006, Civic Exchange has proposed the following statement…
Civic Exchange had a meeting with The Chief Secretary for Administration Hon. Henry Tang and has put our views to him regarding the Policy Address 2009-10. This letter aims to elaborate on the issues put forward during the meeting and suggests 6 areas to be addressed in the upcoming Policy Address.
Civic Exchange suggested the HKSAR Government to addess fives areas which includes Improving Hong Kong air’s quality, Creating “green jobs”, Enacting archives law, Preserving RTHK’s Archives, and On Constitutional Development in the upcoming Policy Address.
In The Outline of the Plan for the Reform and Development of the Pearl River Delta 2008 – 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission recognizes the need for an industrial transformation in the PRD region (including Hong Kong and Macao). Civic Exchange offers six recommendations…
Hong Kong’s air pollution is unusually high and harmful to its citizen’s health for an economically mature service-based economy with high GDP, relatively sound governance structures, universal health care provision, and abundant financial reserves. Reference to the Hedley Environmental Index, demonstrates that…
Civic Exchange urged LegCo members to consider raising the various issues during the budget debate in the Legislative Council.
Civic Exchange response to the FS on the 2009 Budget; Document 2: The FS’s response to Civic Exchange; and Document 3. Civic Exchange response to the FS’s response.
Reflecting community concerns about air pollution, 500 people today attended “The Air We Breathe – a Public Health Dialogue”, a conference organized by Civic Exchange and funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to discuss solutions to Hong Kong’s air pollution and the associated public health benefits.