(1 November 2022 SCMP)
Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu pledged in his first policy address to “build a better Hong Kong” amid local and global challenges such as the pandemic, a public housing shortage and geopolitical tensions. I trust he will not forget the climate threats that could equally make our lives miserable.
(29 September 2022 SCMP)
In 2009, then chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced in his policy address that the government would promote the development of six industries, including the environmental industry. However, the recycling industry seems to be going backward.
(2 September 2022 SCMP)
Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu is gathering public feedback ahead of his first policy address in October, but seems focused solely on housing problems. I would like to remind him that environmental issues should be given equal priority.
(10 August 2022 SCMP)
Long-lasting heatwaves struck many parts of the world in July, with daytime temperatures hitting and even surpassing 40 degrees Celsius in some places.
(5 July 2022 SCMP)
As Hong Kong has just celebrated the 25th anniversary of its return to China, it is worth reviewing some key environmental performance indicators to see if there has been improvement since 1997. The results would help Hong Kong’s new chief executive, John Lee Ka-chiu, set key performance indicators, which he has vowed to do and which are critical for Hong Kong’s sustainable development.
（2022年6月1日 聯團新聞稿）環境保護署今日就「優化《環境影響評估條例》（下稱《環評條例》） 程序」展開為期一個月的公眾參與，10個環保團體（下稱團體）召開聯合記者會，批評環評機制自1998年實施以來一直原地踏步，惟當局以「優化」為名提出的多項提議求快不求質，例如容許在未確立環評研究範圍的公眾諮詢前，便開展生態基線調查；拒絕將日益嚴重的氣候變化及光污染納入環評，以及缺乏監管緩解及補償措施等。團體向政府提出民間意見書摘要，並將於諮詢期內提交完整意見書，促請當局以環境為本「優化」環評程序，修補漏洞，勿因貪快而犧牲環境。
(30 May 2022 SCMP) The three-month public consultation on a proposed producer responsibility scheme for plastic beverage containers ended last May. But there have been no updates from Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing regarding details of the legislation. The minister’s term of office will end next month.
(18 May 2022 SCMP) The Green Earth has reservations about the report released in April by the Council for Sustainable Development on the public engagement conducted on the control of single-use plastics, particularly the suggestion of controlling “degradable” plastics.
(19 April 2022 SCMP) To display a nation’s power by boosting its military strength involves an endless chase and a huge financial burden, neither of which is welcomed by humankind.