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) [...]
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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.
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 [...]
Civic Exchange has suggested three principal environmental issues for the Chief Executive’s 2011 Policy Address which are reducing air pollution, nature conservation & management of rural land, and climate change and energy policy. Click here to download the paper and the appendixes. English Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 Appendix 4
Civic Exchange releases four major policy recommendations for Chief Executive’s 2011 Policy Address which include Rural Land Policy, Health‐based Air Quality Policy, Regulating Shipping Emissions, and Archival Law and Good Governance.
By Civic Exchange The Framework Agreement is the first stage of implementation of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)’s consultation document The Outline of the Plan for the Reform and Development of the Pearl River Delta 2008-20202 (The Outline), which was released in December 2008.
鏗鏘集, one of RTHK’s Cantonese TV programmes talked about air pollution and public health in Hong Kong. In the programme, Hedley Environmental Index and MAP projects were mentioned. Civic Exchange is part of the project teams. Besides, Veronica Booth, Researcher at Civic Exchange, was interviewed and she shared her views on shipping emissions. Click on the title [...]
By Civic Exchange The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has released “A Proposal to Control Emissions of Non-road Mobile Sources” (Proposal Document) for consultation. It states that 13,500 units of non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) generate 7% of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and 10% of respirable suspended particle (RSP) emissions in Hong Kong. This is a very high [...]
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is organizing a luncheon with Ms. Christine Loh to discuss on topics about Hong Kong air’s quality and environmentally sustainable policies.
Civic Exchange organised a press conference to announce the findings of a study on roadside air pollution covering all 18 districts in Hong Kong. The study reveals the key factors that determine roadside pollution levels and identifies that shipping emissions from the port can be an important source of roadside pollutants. Click to read the [...]