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…

A broader shift in social and cultural attitudes towards ‘recycling’ is required in HK

Orange News: The advent of the COVID pandemic has resulted in the once distant notion of ‘work from home’ becoming the new norm. Thereof encourages many to question fundamental assumptions underpinning the concept of the ‘office’. For instance, whether the purpose of offices, which has remained unchallenged for decades, is still compatible with the needs…

The Government should formulate a long-term strategy for carbon neutrality

AsiaGlobal Voices: Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. In October 2021, the government issued the “Hong Kong Climate Action Blueprint 2050”, outlining a mid-term goal towards carbon neutrality. Yet, the blueprint only focuses on the continuation and improvement of existing policies. The government should instead…

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…

Climate Change and Public Health: Solving Hong Kong’s Healthcare Crisis

Earth.org: Climate change and public health are interconnected; as climate-related health problems proliferate across the world, healthcare systems around the world are faced with unprecedented challenges. The problems in Hong Kong’s collapsing healthcare system today serve as a perfect lesson for the world; not only do we need to put more effort into building up…

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…