Civic Exchange Newsletter – March 2012 Issue





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How Hong Kong’s Universities Recruit, Admit and Support Students with Disabilities
(19 March 2012) This research paper looks at how Hong Kong’s universities recruit, admit and support students with disabilities. It aims to understand the status of students with disabilities in Hong Kong’s universities today, and make suggestions for increasing their number and improving their university experience and transition into employment. [Download research paper]

A Decision to Make – Hong Kong’s Fukushima Lesson: Increase Nuclear Literacy

(8 March 2012) This paper provides an overview on nuclear power consumption in the China-Hong Kong context and discusses the recurrent themes arising from the nuclear expansion debate . The paper concludes that nuclear literacy should be increased in Hong Kong. [Download research paper]


A Decision to Make – Hong Kong’s Fukushima Lesson: Increase Nuclear Literacy
(24 April 2012) The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and City University of Hong Kong are co-hosting a symposium to discuss safety management and emergency responses to a serious nuclear accident upon nuclear plant accidents. Officials from Security Bureau, Hong Kong Observatory, Water Supplies Department, and Centre for Food Safety, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department will be present to share their views. Civic Exchange is supporting the captioned event. [Programme & Registration]


Letter to LegCo Environmental Affairs Panel Discussion on Reduce,
Recycle and Proper Waste Management
(22 March 2012) Civic Exchange submitted a letter with a number of ideas for the Panel Members to consider when considering the Government’s request for support for proposal to build the Integrated Waste Management Facilities (IWMF) and to extend Hong Kong’s landfills.
[Download full document]

Civic Exchange in CleanBiz Asia


16 March 2012 – By Anna Beech

Congestion charging: too much to ask or inevitable?

7 March 2012 – By Wilson Lau

Indices of well-being: measuring what really matters