Hong Kong Journal: After a long delay, Hong Kong seems about to take a major step to clean up air pollution and improve public health.
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.
Air pollution may threaten the future of one of east Asia’s top financial destinations. Published by China Dialogue, Eric Cheng reports on a way to count the cost of the problem.
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.
Independent Public Policy think tank Civic Exchange today launched “The Hedley Environmental Index”, a new website which for the first time quantifies the public health and monetary costs of air pollution in Hong Kong.
Public policy think tank Civic
Exchange today released a new book: “Climate Change Negotiations: Can Asia
Change the Game?”, which argues that Asia should take the initiative to be a “game-changer” in upcoming global climate change negotiations in Poznan and Copenhagen.