Budget Consultation 2011

Civic Exchange presented its views on the Budget 2011, and suggested 7 budgetary initiatives to respond to the inadequacy of policy we noted.

Please click HERE to download our submission to the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury.


Fair Winds Charter

Fair Winds Charter

The Fair Winds Charter (FWC) is an industry-led, voluntary, at-berth fuel switching programme for ocean-going vessels (OGVs) calling at Hong Kong. It is the first initiative of its kind in Asia, and the only shipping-industry led fuel switching initiative in the world. Participating vessels switch to low sulphur fuel (0.5% sulphur content or less) while at berth in Hong Kong.

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LESS TALK, MORE ACTION

Civic Exchange released a public opinion survey on 1 December entitled “LESS TALK, MORE ACTION”.   The survey shows that one in four people are considering emigration in response to the public health threats of Hong Kong’s air pollution, up from one in five in December 2008, when a similar survey was conducted.


Rich Delta, Costly Flooding


Co-authored by Civic Exchange and scholars at the University of Leeds, UK, “Rich Delta, Costly Flooding” investigates the flood problem in the PRD and Hong Kong.

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Green Harbours II: Proposing a government recognition scheme based on the Fair Winds Charter

As part of the ongoing “Green Harbours II” project, Civic Exchange hosted a meeting with government and shipping lines to discuss a proposed government-administered recognition programme based on the Fair Winds Charter, an industry-led voluntary fuel switch for ocean-going vessels calling at Hong Kong. This recognition programme would be an important building block towards regulation of ships in Hong Kong and across the Pearl River Delta region.

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A Climate of Change: Public Opinion Survey on Global Climate Change in Hong Kong 2010 (Full Report)

Global climate change is no longer just a theory of interest to scientists; it has become a matter of daily experience, public concern and governmental action. Public opinion is a vital tool in addressing human-caused climate change. Measuring public understanding and building public support for action is a task for every nation. (more…)


A Climate of Change: Public Opinion Survey on Global Climate Change in Hong Kong 2010 (Summary of Key Findings)

By Civic Exchange

In July 2010, The Hong Kong Transition Project conducted a survey on behalf of Civic Exchange on Hong Kong people’s attitudes towards global climate change. The survey has telephone interviews of 1,008 randomly selected residents aged 15 and over, in Cantonese, Mandarin, Hakka, Fujianese and English.

This is survey summary reveals 7 key findings of the opinions and concerns Hong Kong people have for   climate change.


Doing Enough at COP 16

By. Christine Loh

This briefing paper provides the background to the Conference of Parties meetings in Cancun (COP-16), Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010. It examines the key issues COP 16 will experience, whether there will be enough governments agreed to send a positive signal in stabilizing the global climate.

Click to download the briefing paper.


Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How Hong Kong Compares
In response to the Environment Bureau’s climate change consultation, public policy think tank Civic Exchange and the Social & Policy Research Unit of the Department of Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIED) proposed ways to improve Hong Kong’s current measurement of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Click here to download an abstract of the report and the policy recommendations paper.

To receive a copy of the full report, please email to spru@ied.edu.hk

Click here to download the press release:

English press release

Chinese press release

Media Coverage:

RTHK English News – 7 October 2010

Govt ‘underestimating’ emission levels


Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How Hong Kong Compares

PRESS RELEASE

Hong Kong. 7 October, 2010 (Thursday) – In response to the Environment Bureau’s climate change consultation, public policy think tank Civic Exchange and the Social & Policy Research Unit of the Department of Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIED) proposed ways to improve Hong Kong’s current measurement of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. (more…)