Hong Kong has had hotter summers in recent years. The climate crisis could worsen the city’s problems. Photo: EPA-EFE Hong Kong has had hotter summers in recent years. The climate crisis could worsen the city’s problems. Photo: EPA-EFE
Hong Kong has had hotter summers in recent years. The climate crisis could worsen the city’s problems. Photo: EPA-EFE
Edwin Lau
Opinion

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Edwin Lau

Green recovery: how Carrie Lam can protect Hong Kong from future pandemics and climate disaster

  • While suppressing the spread of Covid-19 must be a top priority, it would be irresponsible to overlook the environmental crisis which, if not handled intelligently, will exacerbate losses to the economy and livelihoods in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has had hotter summers in recent years. The climate crisis could worsen the city’s problems. Photo: EPA-EFE Hong Kong has had hotter summers in recent years. The climate crisis could worsen the city’s problems. Photo: EPA-EFE
Hong Kong has had hotter summers in recent years. The climate crisis could worsen the city’s problems. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Edwin Lau

Edwin Lau

Edwin Lau Che-feng is founder and executive director of The Green Earth. Mr Lau has been actively engaged in environmental protection work since the late 1980s and he founded The Green Earth in early 2016. He places great concern on pressing environmental issues related to waste management, air pollution, climate change and energy conservation. He initiated the first waste paper recycling programme in schools, and introduced the first set of three-colour waste recycling bins in a public housing estate in Hong Kong. In 2009, Mr Lau was awarded the Medal of Honour by the Hong Kong SAR government in recognition of his long-term contribution to the cause of environmental protection and education.