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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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 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.
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 [...]
Civic Exchange has organized a highly targeted workshop to explore the possibility of developing partnerships between environmentally-responsible shipping lines, ports and manufacturers with the aim of reducing marine air pollution and its associated public health impacts in the Pearl River Delta. The workshop outlined the current knowledge on the public health impacts, regulation of marine [...]
Across the world governments, ports and shipping companies are working to reduce emissions, and many of these initiatives could equally be applied here. Speakers representing key stakeholders will outline some of the key technologies, policies and other drivers of the global clean-up, and discuss how they are being, or could be, applied in this region. [...]
Background: Emissions for ocean going vessels (OGVs) and port operations create a serious public health risk to their employees and adjacent communities. Civil society, corporations, scientists and government officials in Europe and North America have acknowledged this and are leading the way in cleaning up their port operations. While legislation and lawsuits have been an [...]
In February and March 2008, Civic Exchange held a series of workshops as part of its Green Harbours: Hong Kong and Shenzhen project, kindly sponsored by the Millepede Foundation. The study explored how deep sea operators and ports, together with others involved in the logistics sector, can reduce emissions so that the whole of the [...]
By Veronica Galbraith, Lynne Curry and Christine Loh. . This report outlines the threats to public health caused by rising toxic emissions from the rapid growth of marine related activities in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. It also identifies a number of short medium and long-term solutions for tackling the problem, and calls on the Hong [...]
Hong Kong public policy think tank Civic Exchange released a report on 17th June, 2008, outlining the threats to public health caused by rising toxic emissions from the rapid growth of marine related activities in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. This report not only identifies a number of short medium and long-term solutions for tackling the [...]