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…

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…

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…

Private Development and Management Of Public Open Spaces On The Victoria Harbour Waterfront

  Click here for the presentation More about the speakers Panel speaker list  Francis NGAI  Francis Ngai is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk). He is also the Founder of Playtao Education, BottLess, HATCH, Sonova and a Co-Founder of Green Monday and RunOurCity. SVhk is an impact organisation focused on innovating social change for Hong Kong’s urban social challenges through…