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…

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…