HIGHLIGHTS ▪ To keep the Earth’s average temperature within 1.5oC of warming above pre- industrial levels, the world must be close to carbon neutral by 2050. Hong Kong, like other regions, must develop a concrete plan that can transform the city into a net zero emissions economy and society. ▪ The analysis presented in this…
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…
HONG KONG, 14 May 2019 — Continuous growth of traffic in a city with finite road space is doomed to fail. It can either fail when the situation gets so bad that citizens’ patience runs out, or fades away as a bad memory through smart and proactive transportation policy. A Long Time Coming Electronic Road…
In an op-ed, Chairman Evan Auyang says the electronic road pricing scheme for Central may not work because of the framing of this policy.
Civic Exchange Fellow Simon Ng explained how Civic Exchange worked with different sectors to reduce ship emissions in Hong Kong.
An eminent panel of speakers discussed the landmark achievement of the Fair Winds Charter, a 10-year effort that led to ship-emission reduction and cleaner air in Hong Kong.
Fair Winds Charter: How Civic Exchange Influenced Policymaking to Reduce Ship Emissions in Hong Kong 2006-2015
The Fair Winds Charter report documented how Civic Exchange identified and tackled worsening ship-emission pollution to influence policymaking and improve air quality in Hong Kong. Civic Exchange worked with shipping companies to initiate the Fair Winds Charter, the first industry-led voluntary scheme to reduce ship emissions.
On 19 July 2018, Civic Exchange and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology co-hosted a workshop to test-drive the prototype of a new air-quality monitoring app called PRAISE-HK.
Now TV: A feature programme, Now Report (經緯線), investigated different sources of air pollutants around Hong Kong. It quoted Civic Exchange’s recent report on personal exposure to PM2.5. (Chinese only)
Harbour Times: Zhi Ning, assistant professor at City University of Hong Kong, and Simon Ng, Civic Exchange fellow, presented their findings on pollution exposure in Hong Kong.