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…

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…

Civic Exchange’s Response to “Hong Kong Roadmap on Popularisation of Electrical Vehicles”

Civic Exchange welcomes the Government’s release of its electric vehicle (EV) roadmap, a critical component for Hong Kong to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. While EV technology forms a vital part of improving efficiency and directly lowering carbon intensity, the Government must ensure that complementary measures, i.e. those that avoid journeys and those that shift…