Space, cost of living a challenge for HK sustainability efforts
Energy & Environment

Space, cost of living a challenge for HK sustainability efforts

Sustainability experts say the high cost of living in Hong Kong hinders its citizens from thinking more about environmental issues, but they add that legislation…

HK: NO2 Country for Clean Air – Our polluted city
Energy & Environment

HK: NO2 Country for Clean Air – Our polluted city

Researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have found that not only are Hong Kong’s NO2 emissions are not declining as planned –…

Grey-Green? The GBA has a long way to go (but policymakers are trying)
Energy & Environment

Grey-Green? The GBA has a long way to go (but policymakers are trying)

The environment chief in Hong Kong met with his counterpart in Guangdong this month to improve environmental protection in the Greater Bay Area (GBA). Both…

We mean business in climate action
Energy & Environment

We mean business in climate action

  By Simon Ng Several weeks ago, Typhoon Mangkhut whirled past Hong Kong and left a lasting impression to the city and its people. Typhoon…

Thou shalt pay! For Garbage! Waste charging scheme finally comes to Hong Kong, almost
Energy & Environment

Thou shalt pay! For Garbage! Waste charging scheme finally comes to Hong Kong, almost

On Wednesday, the Hong Kong government tabled a bill to LegCo for a mandatory waste charging scheme – 14 years after the idea was first…

Electrical appliance recycling: Making perfect the enemy of better
Energy & Environment

Electrical appliance recycling: Making perfect the enemy of better

The Producer Responsibility Scheme on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment has been in place for two weeks. While there are concerns arising from the scheme,…

You Break It (up), you buy it: HK Convention seeks to drive safe ship recycling
Energy & Environment

You Break It (up), you buy it: HK Convention seeks to drive safe ship recycling

Around 90 percent of the goods we buy arrive in Hong Kong via ship. While ships play a vital role in world trade, they pose…

Eliminating plastic waste
Energy & Environment

Eliminating plastic waste

In early June, a dead pilot whale in southern Thailand was found packed with 80 plastic bags inside its body. This sad news once again…

Ola! Mexicans unite to save Hong Kong and global seas
Energy & Environment

Ola! Mexicans unite to save Hong Kong and global seas

On Saturday, 26 May 2018, a diverse group of people participated in the “Conservation Day @ The Beach” at Pui O, Lantau island, Hong Kong. This…

Fostering innovation in the heart of China’s Greater Bay Area
Energy & Environment

Fostering innovation in the heart of China’s Greater Bay Area

From left to right: Tony Verb, Founder, GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors, Siqi Zheng, Faculty Director, MIT China Future City Lab (MIT-CFC) and Professor Roland Chin,…