Trail runner Stone Tsang looks out over Hong Kong from Tai Mo Shan. Beijing has made the protection of mountains, forests, rivers and farmland a priority under its 2035 environmental plan and Hong Kong can learn from such schemes, particularly after the “Greater Bay Area” integration plan is unveiled next month. Photo: AFP

How the Greater Bay Area plan can boost Hong Kong’s environmental collaboration

Christine Loh says once Beijing has unveiled its plans to link the Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong officials should seek ways to coordinate environmental planning, something that has been lacking with previous administrations

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Trail runner Stone Tsang looks out over Hong Kong from Tai Mo Shan. Beijing has made the protection of mountains, forests, rivers and farmland a priority under its 2035 environmental plan and Hong Kong can learn from such schemes, particularly after the “Greater Bay Area” integration plan is unveiled next month. Photo: AFP
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Christine Loh

Christine Loh

Christine Loh is chief development strategist and adjunct professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Institute of the Environment and Division of Environment and Sustainability. She was the former undersecretary for the environment (2012-17), and a former lawmaker. She is also the former CEO of Civic Exchange, a non-profit public policy think tank. She is a lawyer by training, a commodities trader by profession, and an author of many publications.