Hong Kong’s carbon emissions reduction plan needs “stronger action” on commercial vehicles
Energy & Environment

Hong Kong’s carbon emissions reduction plan needs “stronger action” on commercial vehicles

More rigorous action is needed on top of the HK$2 billion electric vehicle parking scheme to address Hong Kong’s carbon emission issue.

Local solution solves the global problem of marine plastic garbage
Energy & Environment

Local solution solves the global problem of marine plastic garbage

HK students create ClearBot, a device that may be a solution to cleaning the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Photo: Are You Future Ready? by Dr…

Environmental issues reach flashing red stage; coordinated action is needed now
Energy & Environment

Environmental issues reach flashing red stage; coordinated action is needed now

Collaboration between consumers, government, and industries is key to acting on climate change. Take krill, for example. Photo: Penguins taken by Hong Kong photographer Lina…

Big efforts are small steps towards a zero-plastic HK
Energy & Environment

Big efforts are small steps towards a zero-plastic HK

Hong Kong environmental groups drive initiatives to ditch plastic use. Photo: Cucumbers in plastic (Coles supermarket) by Anna Gregory from Flickr Creative Commons

Circular Economy Part III: Make recycling part of life
Energy & Environment

Circular Economy Part III: Make recycling part of life

In Mikko Tanner’s home in Helsinki, there are different bins for paper, cardboard, plastics, metal, cans, food waste and mixed waste. When the bins are…

Circular Economy Part I: Planning ahead
Energy & Environment

Circular Economy Part I: Planning ahead

Harbour Times reporter Elise Mak travelled to Finland to explore how the country is adopting the concept of a circular economy and the lessons it…

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…