Policy Recommendations for the HKSAR Chief Executive’s 2022 Policy Address

We believe climate change is the most important issue Hong Kong faces – See Attachment 1.  We therefore recommend the upcoming policy address prioritise action to accelerate decarbonisation and strengthen climate resilience in Hong Kong.   Moreover, as one of the world financial centres, Hong Kong can play a role in mobilizing the finance needed…

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…

John Lee’s cabinet creates a unique opportunity to deepen collaboration with the GBA

Orange News: First and foremost, I would like to offer my congratulations to Chief Executive-elect John Lee and welcome his new administration, now that the Legislative Council has passed the government restructuring plan and the Central People’s Government has approved the new cabinet. The new cabinet consists of seasoned officials with pertinent experience and a…

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…

Post COP26 – Combatting climate change in Hong Kong and beyond

Following COP26 in November 2021, there is a growing realisation that the world must take more ambitious and immediate actions towards decarbonisation and adaptation to avoid irreversible damages brought by climate change. Hong Kong has a strong role to play, and is taking action through its Climate Action Plan 2050. ‘Post COP26 – Combatting Climate…

Green Building Rating Systems: Energy Benchmarking Study

About the Study Green Building Rating Systems (GBRSs) play a key role in assessing environmental impact and sustainability, and in facilitating decarbonisation in the building sector. Eight GBRSs were chosen for this comparative study: CGBL, BEAM Plus, BREEAM, Green Mark, Green Star, LEED, EDGE, and NABERS Energy. They are categorised into two main types: scoring-based…