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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 […]

The climate cost of flown asparagus: time for more careful food choices

Delegates at this week’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) will once again try to implement measures to halt our march towards disastrous global warming. And as new plans and goals are announced at the end of these conferences, the rest of us will continue with our daily routines, making only piecemeal changes in our lifestyles […]

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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 […]