Civic Exchange Newsletter – February 2012 Issue

 

2012.02

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UPCOMING EVENTS


Symposium on One Year after the Fukushima Nuclear Accident –
T
he Way Forward with Safety and Risk Engineering
(10 March 2012) The Fukushima nuclear accident has drawn public concerns about nuclear safety and risk management. The Hong Kong Nuclear Society is organizing a symposium on the eve of the anniversary of the accident. Local and overseas experts will be invited to share their views on issues related to nuclear safety. Civic Exchange is one of the supporting organizations.
[Download programme & registration form]

How academics can help and influence the climate change policy
of governments and business

(21 March 2012) United Nations noted recently that climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet. City University of Hong Kong is organizing a seminar and have invited Professor Flannery (Chief Australia Climate Commissioner) to discuss the role universities and academics can play in improving understanding, developing solutions and influencing government and business policy. Civic Exchange is one of the supporting organizations.
[Download event details and registration]

NEW PUBLICATIONS

"California Air Resources Board – Improving Air Quality in a Growing Economy: Lessons for Hong Kong & the Pearl River Delta"

"The Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge Judicial Review: The Legal Implications of the Appeal"

This report sets out the key elements that have made California Air Resources Board (CARB) so successful, and provides a sample of mini case studies which demonstrate the wide variety of approaches CARB has adopted to address the threats from different types and sources of air pollution.
[Download full report]
This is the third in a series of papers on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Judicial Review. This paper explains the judgment handed down by the Court of Appeal, and summarises what the

judgment relates to and highlights questions that remain open in the environmental impact

assessment process.
[Download full report]

SUBMISSION

"Achieving Cost-Effective Mititgation and Adaptation"

This is a submission to the Secretariat of the UNFCC in response to its invitation to accredited observer organizations to submit views on various approaches, including opportunities for using markets, to enhance the cost-effectiveness of, and to promote, mitigation actions, bearing in mind different circumstances of developed and developing countries. [Download full submission]


Civic Exchange in CleanBiz Asia

 

22 February 2012 – By Christine Loh

Voluntary ship emissions cutting gets HK Govt cash

8 February 2012 – By Su Liu

Cadmium contamination: where is the next vulnerable region?

2 February 2012 – By Wilson Lau

Call of the wild: managing HK’s newly-discovered bird species

25 January 2012 – By Veronica Booth

Regulating ships in Hong Kong – progress and incentives