Civic Exchange welcomes the commitment made in the Chief Executive’s Policy Address to achieve carbon neutrality before 2050.

PRESS RELEASE Hong Kong, 25 November 2020 –  Independent public policy think tank, Civic Exchange welcomes the commitment made in the Chief Executive’s Policy Address to update the HKSAR’s Climate Action Plan by mid-2021 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2050. The independent think tank also appreciated the following commitments in Mrs. Carrie Lam’s address: To…

Recycling and Circular Economy Plans in a Tight Spot

Recycling and Circular Economy Plans in a Tight Spot   COVID-19 has exposed many weaknesses in the preparedness of our social and economic institutions and processes. This includes our fragile framework for reducing single-use products and packaging as well as creating a circular economy. In reality, there have been both positive and negative impacts of…

Written submission to the Legislative Council Panel on Environmental Affairs on promoting the use of electric vehicles

HONG KONG, 13 January 2020 — Hong Kong’s current transport network relies heavily (almost solely) on fossil fuels – whether it is gasoline, diesel, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) (97%) or electricity (3%) from its predominantly coal/natural gas power generation mix. As one of the most densely populated cities in the world, Hong Kong is missing the opportunity…

Civic Exchange Releases Part II of Report on Modernising Hong Kong’s Water Management Policy

“Modernising Hong Kong’s Water Management Policy Part 2: Sustainable Water Infrastructure: Towards a Diversified Water Supply” Civic Exchange calls for the Government to reduce reliance on the natural water cycle, diversify sources of water supply and consider a variety of factors, including climate resilience, water sustainability and adaptability when evaluating the deployment of water sources.…

Civic Exchange’s Response to Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy Public Engagement

Civic Exchange has submitted a paper in response to the Council for Sustainable Development’s public engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy. Although 2050 seems far ahead, with the current Global Climate Crisis, we all must start planning now for a lower carbon Hong Kong. Civic Exchange thinks, aiming for net-zero emissions as the appropriate direction for…

Civic Exchange’s Response to Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy Public Engagement

Civic Exchange has submitted a paper in response to the Council for Sustainable Development’s public engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy. Although 2050 seems far ahead, with the current Global Climate Crisis, we all must start planning now for a lower carbon Hong Kong. Civic Exchange thinks, aiming for net-zero emissions as the appropriate direction for…