CEx recommendations for new administration

Recommendations for the incoming administration on sustainable development policy

First and foremost, Civic Exchange would like to offer our congratulations on Mr. John Lee’s inauguration as  HKSAR Chief Executive. We hope that he will see Civic Exchange, Hong Kong’s oldest independent think tank for the environment, as a partner and a supporter as he works with civil society to build a strong and renewed…

Biophilia Design and Biophilic Cities: Can Hong Kong Become One?

Earth.Org: Biophilia design is a new but steadily growing phenomenon around the world. In Hong Kong, the concept is also gaining momentum, but many challenges persist in incorporating nature more fully into existing urban spaces. What lessons can Hong Kong take from other biophilic cities around the world such as Singapore to achieve its development…

Why we need climate justice: prevention isn’t enough when the poor are already suffering from a warming world

SCMP: Human-induced climate change is causing dangerous disruptions to ecosystems and leaving billions around the world highly vulnerable to the consequences, according to the latest report from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report, “Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability”, is a strong wake-up call to what will happen if we don’t act swiftly and…

New IPCC report on adaptation is a wake-up call for climate-resilient policymaking

Orange News: Human-induced climate change is causing dangerous disruptions to ecosystems and leaving billions around the world highly vulnerable to climate change, despite efforts to reduce risk. This is a key finding of “Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability”, the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report, according to…

Building capacity to improve Hong Kong a livability and scale new heights in economic development

Orange News: The Finance secretary published the Hong Kong SAR Government’s 2022-2023 Budget. The budget indicated the Government’s commitment to build a liveable city, propel Hong Kong towards our 2050 carbon neutrality target, and promote a green transformation of our economy. Fighting the COVID-19 epidemic is Hong Kong’s current overriding mission. We appreciate the budgetary…

Civic Exchange Response to the HKSAR 2022-23 Budget

Hong Kong, 23 February 2022 – Independent public policy think tank Civic Exchange welcomes the Hong Kong SAR Government’s 2022-2023 Budget and its commitment to build a liveable city and propel Hong Kong towards its 2050 carbon neutrality target. We fully support making fighting COVID-19 Hong Kong’s current key mission, introducing measures to protect public…

Civic Exchange Recommends the HKSAR for the 2022-23 Budget

2021 was Hong Kong’s warmest year on record. Climate change is starting to impact biodiversity and increase the frequency of extreme weather events. All further net GHG emissions mean rising cost in human suffering and financial losses. Given the urgency, a prime objective of the budget should be to accelerate decarbonisation in  Hong Kong and…

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…

Poll on Biodiversity Awareness

This is our “First Baseline Study of the General Public’s Awareness and Attitudes Towards Biodiversity Conservation in Hong Kong.” This research project is funded by the Public Policy Research Funding Scheme from the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.