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How changes brought on by coronavirus could help tackle climate change

By Glen Peters Stock markets around the world had some of their worst performance in decades this past week, well surpassing that of the global financial crisis in 2008. Restrictions in the free movement of people are disrupting economic activity across the world as measures to control the coronavirus roll out. There is a strong […]

While the world fights warming, where is Hong Kong’s long-term climate change strategy?

By Benoit Mayer The Hong Kong Government has done very little, to date, to mitigate climate change. There are certainly no lack of policy announcements – in recent years, the Government has pledged to achieve a 20% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020 and 26-36% by 2030. In January, both power utility companies started issuing Renewable […]

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‘Seas are rising, so are we’: Student protesters renew call for Hong Kong to declare a climate emergency

Hong Kong students marched through the rain on Sunday as they renewed their calls for more government action to tackle the climate crisis. Among their demands were for authorities to declare an environmental and climate emergency, and pledge to increase their use of renewable energy sources. The rally is the second of its kind to […]

Climate Strike Hong Kong: ‘There’s no planet B’ – Students stage protest strike, urging gov’t action

Hundreds of young environmentalists skipped school on Friday to urge Hong Kong authorities to take stronger action over climate change. Activists marched from Chater Garden in Central to the government headquarters in Admiralty wielding signs saying “Raise your voice, not the sea level” and “There is no planet B.” Some participants wore animal costumes to highlight […]