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…

Modernising Hong Kong’s Water Management Policy Part II: Sustainable Water Infrastructure: Towards a Diversified Water Supply

The current plans by the Water Supplies Department are not aggressive or ambitious enough to lower Hong Kong’s reliance on natural flows, nor do they appear to increase the long-term resilience of the system in the face of climate change. In this second report of “Modernising Hong Kong’s Water Policy Management”, we propose policy recommendations…

Civic Exchange Releases Part II of Report on Modernising Hong Kong’s Water Management Policy

“Modernising Hong Kong’s Water Management Policy Part 2: Sustainable Water Infrastructure: Towards a Diversified Water Supply” Civic Exchange calls for the Government to reduce reliance on the natural water cycle, diversify sources of water supply and consider a variety of factors, including climate resilience, water sustainability and adaptability when evaluating the deployment of water sources.…

Civic Exchange’s Response to Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy Public Engagement

Civic Exchange has submitted a paper in response to the Council for Sustainable Development’s public engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy. Although 2050 seems far ahead, with the current Global Climate Crisis, we all must start planning now for a lower carbon Hong Kong. Civic Exchange thinks, aiming for net-zero emissions as the appropriate direction for…

Civic Exchange Releases Part I of Report on Modernising Hong Kong’s Water Management Policy

“Modernising Hong Kong’s Water Management Policy Part 1: Conservation and Consumption: Towards a Water-Smart Hong Kong” Civic Exchange calls for the Government to adopt a multi-faceted water management approach that takes into consideration current inefficiencies within its water strategy and long-term challenges in the Pearl River Delta. HONG KONG, 6 June 2019 – In a…

Modernising Hong Kong’s Water Management Policy Part I: Conservation and Consumption: Towards a Water-Smart Hong Kong

In this first report of “Modernising Hong Kong’s Water Policy Management” on conservation and consumption, we propose critical suggestions in pushing for behavioural change of consumers and more rapid responses by the Water Supplies Department to infrastructural failures. Key Policy Recommendations More ambitious water targets for 2030 Water pricing restructuring More robust and transparent data…