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September e-Newsletter: New CEO, New Milestone | Calling for Supporting Used Clothes Recyclers for Continuous Operation | Our Policy Address Appeal

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New CEO, New Milestone

Friends of the Earth (HK) is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Jeffrey Hung as its new CEO.

Dr. Hung has been leading Friends of the Earth (HK)’s Policy Research and Advocacy Team in the past 6 years. He penned environmental policy recommendations and opinion articles and lobbied policy makers. He led the team to submit over 60 policy papers and published more than 130 opinion articles.

A quiet achiever, Dr. Hung is knowledgeable, methodical and committed. He will lead his green team to actualise Friends of the Earth (HK)’s core mission, to advocate Decarbonisation, Urban Forestry, Green Finance and Circular Economy...

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Calling for Supporting Used Clothes Recyclers for Continuous Operation

As COVID-19 ravages the world, all industries in Hong Kong are affected in varying degrees. FoE (HK)’s used clothes recycling programme is also the first to be impacted. The pandemic has led to many countries implementing trade measures banning imports. Recyclers are facing various operational difficulties with used clothes unable to be exported and storage space running out. In response to this issue, the four major scheme managers of the Community Used Clothes Recycling Bank Scheme are now requesting the Home Affairs Department to provide the following assistance to support the continued operation of the programme:
  1. Provide funding to ease the financial burden of recyclers
  2. Provide a free space for the temporary storage of used clothes
Sharing from our recyclers:

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Ms Carrie Lam will deliver her annual Policy Address on October 14th, 2020. Friends of the Earth (HK) would like to share our policy recommendations in a four part series. Let's start with Liveability and Air Quality.

Climate crisis is here and getting worse:
  1. 2019 was the warmest year recorded in Hong Kong since 1884
  2. July 2020 broke the record on having both the highest numbers of very hot days and hot nights in a month in 136 years
  3. Heatwaves and extreme precipitation will become more intense and frequent
and more...
Air Quality
Air pollution is worse than we thought:
  1. Roadside air quality still fails to meet the AQOs1 set by EPD
  2. Even if the air quality meets EPD standards, we are not truly protected as they are not fully in line with WHO guidelines
  3. Air pollution exposure is well-known in leading to a host of heart and lung diseases and early mortality
and more...
Read our appeal
Read our appeal

CESGA Programme is Still Open for Registration!

With the rise of demand for ESG and green finance human capital in Hong Kong, FoE (HK) has collaborated with The European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS) to launch CESGA (Certified ESG Analyst programme) which provides the necessary training for the efficient Valuation, Measurement and Integration of ESG issues into investment analysis. 

You can now register EFFAS CESGA® online course and take the Certification exam, either online or physical venue in Hong Kong, using FoE (HK) discount code. Don't miss the chance to join our ESG community!

Apply Now!
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HKEX Paperless Listing & Subscription - Save Paper, Saves Water, Save Trees, Save Money
Friends of the Earth (HK) supports HKEX’s Paperless Listing and Subscription Proposal. We urge all issuers, brokers and investors to join forces to cut paper waste, save resource and save trees to protect the environment and mitigate climate change. Friends of the Earth (HK) offers 5 Good Reasons to support...
Greening of the Polar Regions - an undesirable tragedy!
The recorded high temperature this year (as high as 22 degree celsius) in Longyearbyen, Svalbard Isles in the Arctic Region has alarmed climatists, environmentalists and polar scientists. As a polar researcher, I conducted environmental surveys in the Polar Regions since 1993...
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Apple Inc. unveiled its plan to become carbon neutral across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life cycle by 2030. The company is already carbon neutral today for its global corporate operations, and this new commitment means that by 2030...

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Jockey Club Smart City Tree Management Project – Interschool Tree Knowledge Online Contest

To raise students’ awareness on tree knowledge, we have organised an online quiz and invited all secondary schools’ students to participate with a time bound 40 minutes’ multiple choice questions challenge. Both English and Chinese version of questions had been provided and we have received 400 students in just 10 days! With the increasing demand on online tree talks for students as well as our Community stakeholders, we shall launch shortly our eTalks. Please stay tuned to our Project Facebook for latest announcement.

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Updates on Our Tree Care Work!

After carrying out tree planting work at the first year, we will start our post-planting maintenance work (weeding, fertilizing, replanting and pruning, etc.). Moreover, conducting regular site inspection, preparing ecological assessment report and continuous reporting to AFCD are our core work. This is to ensure the healthy growth of young tree seedlings, which, in the long-term, to enhance the sustainability of the plantation area. With the start of the rainy and typhoon season, we keep working on post-planting maintenance work at 3 plantation areas. 

Review Tree Planting Challenge 2019

FoE (HK) welcomes people from all walks of life to join us as volunteers.

We are now recruiting office volunteers to assist our clerical work including data entry, letter mailing and information arrangement. 

Interested parties, please visit our website. 

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