Civic Exchange’s Submission to Bills Committee Formed on 16 October 2020 to Study the Waste Disposal (Charging for Municipal Solid Waste) (Amendment) Bill 2018

Civic Exchange fully supports the Legislative Council’s efforts to pass the Waste Disposal (Charging for Municipal Solid Waste) (Amendment) Bill (MSW bill) before the end of the 2020/21 Legislative year. The implementation of municipal solid waste pricing, following the ‘Polluter-Pays Principle’, will be an important cornerstone for substantial improvement of Hong Kong’s waste management system.…

Joint submission to call on the HKSAR Government to establish ambitious goals and measures to accelerate the transition of public transport and commercial vehicle fleets to zero-emission vehicles

HONG KONG, 31st December 2020 — Civic Exchange submitted to the Financial Secretary as well as several other involved Government Bureaus recommendations for the upcoming Electric Vehicle Roadmap. The submission is in response to the Financial Secretary’s announcement for the 2020/21 Budget in February 2020 that the HKSAR Government plans to launch Hong Kong’s first…

With zero-carbon target set, time for Hong Kong to get serious about climate change

South China Morning Post: After a turbulent year, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor rounded out her policy address with a goal of Hong Kong reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. The new carbon target is positive as it aligns with the landmark Paris Accord climate agreement’s global goals. Moving to carbon neutrality will have positive…

SCMP: All-Round Gain

South China Morning Post: While it is important to factor in regional considerations when making policies, Hong Kong’s self-sufficiency is fundamental to its governance. Three recent examples show how more self-sufficiency will result in a more sustainable environment, both locally and regionally.

SCMP: Means and End

South China Morning Post: When Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said last October that Hong Kong’s political system could not allow people earning below HK$14,000 a month to dominate the political process, he was not merely expressing a noxious personal opinion.