This paper reviews how the Tsang administration has tackled air pollution since he took office in March 2005, to determine where progress has been made, and where it has not.
As the shipping industry faces another cyclical downturn, impacting profitability and the viability of weaker industry players, the emphasis on efficiency and lowering the cost base becomes more apparent.
Scientific studies not only show air pollution levels are very high in Hong Kong but also the substantial public health and economic costs involved…
Submission to the Consultation on the Renewal of the Franchises of New World First Bus Services Limited, Long Win Bus Company Limited and Citybus Limited (Franchise 2)
Civic Exchange notes that three public bus franchises for Long Win, New World First Bus and Citybus (Franchise 2) are nearing their completion date and that the Commissioner for Transport (C for T) has expressed his intention to renew the franchises owing to his satisfaction with their current operations.
Press Release: HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Raises Important Questions on Sustainable Development in the Region. The Hong Kong Legal Case Will Drive Greater Scrutiny of the EIA Process
Public policy think tank Civic Exchange notes the Court of Appeal on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai- Macau Bridge emphasized that the Director of Environmental Protection has a duty to ensure project proponents must minimize the environmental impacts of their projects.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Judicial Review is probably one of Hong Kong’s most important legal cases relating to the environment, and is bringing up a number of important issues in Hong Kong. This paper aims to facilitate effective public debate…
This paper discusses the differences between the patterns of official emissions and concentrations measured at the roadside; and suggests accurate emissions estimates to feed into policy assessments and hence policy formulation to provide urgently needed improvements in street level air quality.
In February 2011 Civic Exchange made a short submission in response to the Study on the Action Plan for the Bay Area of the Pearl River Estuary Public Consultation Digest…
Civic Exchange released a public opinion survey on 1 December entitled “LESS TALK, MORE ACTION”. The survey shows that one in four people are considering emigration in response to the public health threats of Hong Kong’s air pollution, up from one in five in December 2008, when a similar survey was conducted.