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.
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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 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 [...]
Fare curbs stall alternatives to diesel buses Not only is Hong Kong’s ageing fleet of heavily polluting diesel buses a threat to people’s health; running them is increasingly proving to be a threat to the operators’ wealth. Analysts say bus companies will continue to struggle, and if crude oil prices soar to US$140 a barrel [...]
Civic Exchange and Clean Air Network organized a lecture on “Public health in a changing world – an extra – terrestrial perspective” featuring one of the Hong Kong’s foremost advocates for public health, Professor Anthony Hedley. This lecture focused on the importance of risk communication and the difficulties of translating the scientific evidence of harm [...]
The Legislative Council Panel on Security discussed Security Bureau’s “Outcome of Public Consultation on the Proposed Introduction of the MPDS” on 13 April 2010. Civic Exchange hosted a press briefing and invited Mr Cheung Tak Hai from the Alliance for Patients’ Mutual Help Organizations and Prof Timothy Rainer from Prince of Wales Hospital’s Service Department of [...]
Public policy think tank Civic Exchange today noted that dust from a giant sandstorm in northern China has caused record levels of air pollution. However, the greater harm comes from living in a persistently high pollution environment, and there is an urgent need to reduce the pollution Hong Kong generates itself. Toxic emissions from motor [...]
By Eric Heimark, Helena Lalogianni, Mike Kilburn, Christine Loh This policy paper prepared by Civic Exchange urges the HKSAR Government to tell the public that the cost of upgrading Hong Kong’s old and highly polluting franchised bus can be shared among the bus operators, the public purse and bus riders. The Hong Kong non-profit think [...]
By Civic Exchange Hong Kong’s pollution levels are causing an epidemic of health problems and premature deaths, including permanent injury to the lungs of children, and premature deaths in the elderly.