Month: September 2021
Joint Green Groups Recommendation for the updated Climate Action Plan
(28 Sep 2021 Press Release) The first part of the 6th assessment report released by IPCC in August 2021 indicates that climate change is now an—if not the most—existential threat to humanity. The impacts are no longer expected to just affect the next generation. The impacts are being manifested now. The IPCC, despiteits inherently conservative nature states, “Global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C will be exceeded during the 21st century unless deep reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions occur in the coming decades… With further global warming, every region is projected to increasingly experience concurrent and multiple changes in climatic impact-drivers. Changes in several climatic impact-drivers would be more widespread at 2°C compared to 1.5°C global warming”. We are already seeing the enormous human and economic costs with the storms, droughts, and heat creating floods and fires in all continents.
Waste-charging delay: ‘improved’ Legco cares more about votes than the environment
(09 Sep 2021 SCMP)After 16 years of repeated consultations and open- and closed-door deliberations, the waste charging bill has finally been approved by lawmakers mainly representing pro-government political parties. Absurdly, it did not come with an effective start date.