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Press Release – Joint NGO submission to the Chief Executive for 2020/21 Policy Address 
18-09-2020

Joint NGO submission to the Chief Executive for 2020/21 Policy Address  Press Release  For Immediate Release  …

#Air, #Building Efficiency, #Climate Urgency, #Consumption & Lifestyle, #Energy, #Green Economy, #Green Finance, #Mobility, #Waste
Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance Officially Launched Today
07-09-2020

Press Release Hong Kong, 4 September 2020 – The Hong Kong Green Finance Association (“HKGFA”) announced…

#Green Finance
Green recovery: how Carrie Lam can protect Hong Kong from future pandemics and climate disaster
31-08-2020

SCMP: The government’s anti-epidemic spending on jobs and businesses has eaten hugely into Hong Kong’s fiscal…

#Climate Urgency, #Consumption & Lifestyle, #Energy, #Green Economy, #Waste
Warning: Ice Pump threatens Pearl River Delta
31-08-2020

How does Ice Pump work? The Ice Pump is driven by the changes in water density…

#Climate Urgency
Environmental Scorecard: Rediscovering Hong Kong’s Climate Policy Direction
17-08-2020

Environmental Scorecard: Rediscovering Hong Kong’s Climate Policy Direction Our team has long identified a lack of…

#Air, #Building Efficiency, #Consumption & Lifestyle, #Energy, #Green Economy, #Green Finance, #Mobility, #Waste
HK2050isNow Climate Idea Exchange Discussion Summary
17-08-2020

On 31 July 2020, the HK2050isNow Climate Idea Exchange brought together 30 prominent NGOs to share…

#Consumption & Lifestyle, #Energy, #Green Economy, #Green Finance, #Mobility, #Waste
Role of Renewables in Hong Kong’s Clean Energy Future
04-08-2020

Iceland, Paraguay and Costa Rica have transitioned their energy supply to 100% renewable sources and more…

#Energy
How Do We Engage Young People Against Climate Change?
22-07-2020

This past Friday, HK2050 is Now team member, Fiona Lau, spoke at a youth climate forum…

#Consumption & Lifestyle, #Green Economy
How Hong Kong can reduce its carbon emissions by 90 per cent
14-07-2020

A new report shows that a carbon neutral city is within reach by decarbonising the power…

#Building Efficiency, #Energy, #Green Economy, #Mobility
Hong Kong Think Tank: City Can Reach Net-Zero By 2050 If Action Taken Now
06-07-2020

Green Queen: A new report by a Hong Kong-based public policy think tank says that if…

#Building Efficiency, #Consumption & Lifestyle, #Energy, #Mobility, #Waste
Hong Kong should import ‘clean hydrogen’ from region to cut reliance on national nuclear power, government adviser says
02-07-2020

SCMP: Hong Kong should explore importing “clean” hydrogen from regional neighbours as an alternative to using…

#Building Efficiency, #Energy, #Mobility
HK 2050 is Now Sets the Pathway for Hong Kong to Decarbonize Urges Swift Action to Reduce Emissions
30-06-2020

By Lisa Genasci, CEO ADM Capital Foundation Under the HK2050 is Now banner, Civic Exchange (CEx)…

#Air, #Building Efficiency, #Consumption & Lifestyle, #Energy, #Green Finance, #Mobility
Coronavirus pandemic is a warning from Mother Earth: the world cannot return to business as usual
08-06-2020

Recovery plans for economies across the world must include the development of a new strategic approach…

#Building Efficiency, #Consumption & Lifestyle, #Energy
Step Up Climate Action: China
04-05-2020

To fulfil the Paris Agreement, all countries should strengthen their national climate plans in 2020. Here…

#Energy
How China and Britain can lead the biodiversity and climate debate in the Covid-19 era
28-04-2020

By Christine Loh, a former Undersecretary for the environment and is an adjunct professor at Hong…

#Consumption & Lifestyle, #HKUST-IENV
COVID-19 Shows Why we Need a Green Transition for HK
27-04-2020

SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the current Covid-19 pandemic, has spread around the world in the last…

#Consumption & Lifestyle, #Energy
COVID-19 Lessons for Climate: Expect the Unimaginable and Prepare
08-04-2020

I’ve been thinking these days about how we take this challenging moment, this public health crisis…

#Building Efficiency, #Consumption & Lifestyle, #Energy
Why COVID-19 is more proof that the world must focus on climate change: a warmer earth may bring more viruses and more pandemics
08-04-2020

Even a tiny rise in temperature would lead to the melting of permafrost, which could release…

#Consumption & Lifestyle
Will COVID-19 lead us to global water crisis?
06-04-2020

If tap water is running during a 20-sec handwash, it will use 1.5 to 2 L…

#Consumption & Lifestyle
Lessons Learnt On Wildlife Protection
31-03-2020

While the novel coronavirus is raging through the world, it may well be the reminder that…

#Consumption & Lifestyle, #HKUST-IENV
Hong Kong’s ‘Revolution Of Our Times’ Should Focus On Climate Change
26-03-2020

The city’s youth would find Beijing more open to a dialogue on how the country can…

#Energy, #HKUST-IENV
On World Water Day(22/3): what Singapore could teach Hong Kong about a secure future
23-03-2020

Visionary leaders would foresee worst-case scenarios and make strategic plans to deal with them should they…

#Consumption & Lifestyle
An Imagined Letter from Covid-19 to Humans
20-03-2020

  Stop. Just stop. It is no longer a request. It is a mandate. We will…

#Air, #Consumption & Lifestyle
Book list about women leading the way on climate change
10-03-2020

Greta Thunberg No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference is a collection of speeches…

#Consumption & Lifestyle
A FEW WAYS TO DONATE TO TREE-PLANTING AROUND THE WORLD
03-03-2020

【A FEW WAYS TO DONATE TO TREE-PLANTING AROUND THE WORLD】   1.Change your primary search engine…

#Consumption & Lifestyle
Coronavirus crisis shows why Hong Kong must aim to be sustainable: here are five ways to do it – by Edwin Lau
18-02-2020

Empty shelves as Hong Kong supermarkets struggle to restock amid a buying frenzy over fears that…

#Consumption & Lifestyle, #Energy, #Waste
Where will COP26 be held this year?
17-02-2020

The answer is Glasgow COP26, which will convene in November 2021, will be taking place in…

#Energy
Gender action & Climate Change
03-02-2020

“We need more women taking decisions for our climate!” – Teresa Ribera, Spanish Minister of Environment…

#Building Efficiency, #Consumption & Lifestyle, #Energy, #Mobility, #Waste
Post COP 25 Forum
29-01-2020

At the Post-COP25 Hong Kong Forum held 17 Jan, Civic Exchange Researcher, Mr C.Y Lawrence Iu,…

#Energy
Public Opinion Survey Shows Hong Kong Doesn’t Feel Climate Change Urgency
14-01-2020

A public opinion survey shows that most people in Hong Kong believe climate change will have…

#Building Efficiency, #Consumption & Lifestyle, #Energy, #Mobility, #Waste
Governments Must Lead on Climate
10-01-2020

According to the UNEP Emissions Gap report, global greenhouse gas emissions need to fall by 7.6%…

#Building Efficiency, #Consumption & Lifestyle, #Energy, #Mobility, #Waste
Awakening on Climate Falls Short
27-12-2019

This decade was the warmest decade on record. The world officially warmed 1 degree above pre-industrial…

#Building Efficiency, #Consumption & Lifestyle, #Energy, #Mobility, #Waste
Little Progress at COP25 Climate Talks
13-12-2019

Over two weeks of international climate negotiations in Madrid at COP25 ended in mid-December. However, with…

#Building Efficiency, #Consumption & Lifestyle, #Energy, #Mobility, #Waste