Independent public policy think tank Civic Exchange noted the Financial Secretary’s introduction of incentives to clean up roadside pollution in the 2010-2011 Budget, but remains concerned that unless mandatory measures requiring the worst polluters to clean up are adopted…
Civic Exchange’s response to “Methods for Selecting the Chief Executive and for Forming the Legislative Council in 2012 Consultation Document”
Since constitutional development has not progressed since 2004, many of Civic Exchange’s views submitted earlier in response to various Task Force reports and the 2007 Green Paper remain relevant. We do not intend to repeat them but would like to highlight three issues.
To continue the meeting on 28-Jan regarding the upcoming 2010-2011 budget, Civic Exchange would like to make an additional point about upgrading of the franchised bus fleet.
Civic Exchange addressed three issues regarding the 2010-2011 budget consultation.
This submission from Civic Exchange will focus on identifying lessons learned from the recent air quality objective (AQO) consultation and from the review of the air management strategy, which might assist in the review of marine water quality objectives (WQO).
A review of the Urban Renewal Strategy (URS) would be incomplete without three things that have yet to be done. Firstly, the current review needs to be done within the context of Hong Kong’s high land price policy. Secondly, the government’s values, priorities and assumptions behind the URS needs to be…
The CSD seeks to use the IRD to start a public engagement process on a narrow range of issues placed within the context of the design of buildings within their own site boundary. This timid and limited approach will not trigger the pace…
Civic Exchange today released a new policy paper –
“Liquid Assets: Water Security and Management in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Basin”.
Civic Exchange today announced that roadside pollution levels measured by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Mobile real-time air monitoring
platform van are substantially higher than those recorded by the Environmental Protection Department’s roadside monitoring stations.
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.