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  • BREAKING: Council for Sustainable Development public engagement results live
  • Voice Out for Hong Kong's Water Security: Public Consultation is open
  • Blog: The Making of TEDxCivic Exchange
  • Our latest engagements

今期通訊


  • 最新:可持續發展委員會公眾參與報告發布
  • 為香港的水安全發聲! 
  • TEDxCivic Exchange的制作
  • 最近活動

Breaking: SDC's Public Engagement Results Launched Today

In response to the Government's invitation, the Council for Sustainable Development (SDC) launched a territory-wide public engagement exercise in 2019 to help set Hong Kong’s long-term decarbonisation strategy. One of HK 2050 is Now’s first deliverables was a submission to the consultation.

Today, we welcome SDC's results of the public engagement exercise on Hong Kong’s Long Term Decarbonization Strategy -- the city’s fundamental blueprint of actions to tackle the climate emergency. It lays out Hong Kong’s long-term policy directions, re-defines priorities of action, and aims to mobilize Hong Kong’s citizens, transitioning towards a low-carbon society.

Full report (Eng) https://bit.ly/2IpQpmy
 

最新消息:今天可持續發展委員會發布公眾參與報告

在2019年,可持續發展委員會接受政府邀請,以由下而上及持份者為本的方式,展開了全港性的公眾參與。HK2050isNow 的早期成果之一就是發表對諮詢的意見書

思匯歡迎可持續發展委員會發表香港長遠減碳策略公眾參與報告的結果,就是香港應付氣候危機的基本行動藍圖。該策略勾劃出香港的長期政策方向,重新界定行動的優先次序,並旨在動員各個界別和市民,向低碳將來邁進。

報告全文 (中) https://bit.ly/3ks0c8u

Voice Out for Hong Kong's Water Security!
Having been a long-term advocate for modernizing the city's water management policy, Civic Exchange celebrates a step forward for Hong Kong's water security. On November 6, the Development Bureau (DEVB) and the Water Supplies Department (WSD) launched a 90-day public consultation on the proposed amendments to the Waterworks Ordinance (Cap. 102) (WWO). This is an important step towards enhancing drinking water safety and water efficiency.

Civic Exchange’s involvement with Hong Kong’s water supply and water management dates to 2009. Since then, we have examined in detail the origin and usage of Hong Kong’s water as well as threats to the supply both in Hong Kong and in the Pearl River Basin. We have also addressed issues in the demand and supply of water for Hong Kong and made recommendations on how Hong Kong’s Water Management Policy can be modernized and improved, and how our local water supply could be diversified to increase Hong Kong's climate resilience and water sustainability.

The latest amendments proposal covers a number of areas, including strengthening control of plumbing works and materials to further safeguard drinking water safety, a mandatory water efficiency labelling scheme for plumbing fixtures and water-consuming devices, and measures to prevent freshwater loss in private communal water mains.

We encourage you to submit your views and comments on or before 3 February 2021. The consultation document can be downloaded from the WSD's website. It is also available at all Home Affairs Enquiry Centres and the WSD's Customer Enquiry Centres. Members of the public can submit their views to the WSD by email (LR_consultation@wsd.gov.hk), by fax (2520 3256), or by post (Legislative Review Unit, Water Supplies Department, 46/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong).

Photo by Sergey Kuznetsov on Unsplash

為香港的水安全發聲! 

11月6日,發展局與水務署就《水務設施條例》(第102章)的修訂建議展開為期90天的公眾諮詢。思匯長期倡議更新香港的水資源管理政策,並支持是次諮詢為香港的水資源安全踏出重要的一步。

思匯早在2009年已開始參與香港的水供應及水管理討論。自那時起,我們詳細研究了香港水的來源和使用情況,以及香港本身和珠江流域的供水威脅。我們也探討了香港的水需求和供應問題,並就如何更新和改進香港的水資源管理政策,使本地的水供應多元化和提高本地的氣候抗禦力提出建議。

修訂建議涵蓋範圍包括加強規管水管工程和水喉物料以進一步保障食水安全;水喉裝置及用水器具的強制性「用水效益標籤計劃」,以及防止私人公用水管流失食水的措施等。

我們呼籲大家攜手節約用水同時亦在2021年2月3日或之前提交您的意見和評論。諮詢文件可從水務署的網站下載,也可到各區民政事務處索取。此外,市民也可在各民政事務咨詢中心和水務署的客戶咨詢中心索取該文件。市民可通過電郵(LR_consultation@wsd.gov.hk)、傳真(2520 3256)或郵寄(香港灣仔告士打道7號入境事務大樓46樓水務署法例檢討組)向水務署提交意見。

The Making of TEDxCivic Exchange 

Exactly a month ago, Civic Exchange in collaboration with SUSTAINHK and HKUST Entrepreneurship Center launched a series of virtual gatherings to discuss and showcase local and APAC climate solutions. Today, three programs, 10 filming sessions, and 18 speakers engagements later, TEDxCivic Exchange is full steam ahead, completing the series strong.

While most other TEDx events last for one day, our organizing team decided to offer a month-long series, deep-diving into less popular yet equally, if not more, important topics like Asian Green New Deal, government-led climate initiatives, making HK's energy and technology sector more sustainable. 

We also intentionally curated a list of speakers who are young community leaders representing their respective organizations. We hope to provide a platform for up and rising talents in support of Hong Kong's green employment development. This goal was furthered by our engagement with HKUST Entrepreneurship Center and Sustainability Unit, where students will pitch home-grown climate solutions on an international stage. 

TEDxCivic Exchange的制作

一個月前,思匯與SUSTAINHK及香港科技大學創業中心合作,發起了一系列虛擬聚會,討論和展示本地的氣候應對方案。 如今,3個項目、10個拍攝環節、18位演講後,TEDxCivic Exchange繼續全力以赴完成剩下的活動。

當其他的TEDx活動普遍持續一天,我們的團隊決定提供一個維持一個月的活動,深入探討不太熱門但同樣重要的話題,如亞洲綠色新政、政府主導的氣候政策和如何令香港的能源和科技行業更可持續等。 

我們還特意挑選了一班年輕領袖去代表各機構,希望為新晉人才提供一個發揮平台,支持香港的綠色就業發展。為進一步推進這目標,我們與香港科技大學合作,讓學生在TEDx的國際舞台上介紹他們為香港所研發的氣候減緩方案。

 

Missed our events? Watch the playbacks here: 

Our Latest Activity

ReThink 2020

Our Programme Manager, Lawrence was invited to moderate a panel at ReThink 2020, asking probably one of the most important questions this year "How can Hong Kong accelerate the investments needed to meet our long-term decarbonisation goal to limit the global average temperature to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels by 2050?"

Thank you ReThink 2020 for the opportunity!
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Explorium Hong Kong 

HK2050isNow was also represented at Explorium Hong Kong to moderate a panel on “Grassroot Innovation on the Road to 2050." Together with panellists, Andrew Tsui from Rooftop Republic, Max Song from Carbonbase, Anushka Purohit from CoronApp, the speakers discussed how can our city recover from COVID-19 and a slump in the economy to accelerate changes needed to meet President Xi’s carbon neutrality vision. 

Watch Replay Here (Panel starting around 1:09:00)

Stay in touch with HK2050isNow!

 Do you want to get involved, establish a project partnership, or have a thought you’d like to see addressed? Reach out to us with the following methods, we are all ears! 
 

請與HK2050isNow保持聯繫!

你想參與,建立項目合作關係,分享你的活動或報導?請用以下渠道繼續關注我們。
 
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