Urban development has become the biggest threat to the environment and quality of life in Hong Kong. In recent years, various groups representing vested interests have sought to attack our green areas, agricultural lands, waters, wetlands and country parks in different ways and with different pretexts, challenging existing environmental values by creating a false dichotomy between environmental protection and urban development. During the development process, environmental considerations, systematic remedies, priorities of land development and progress of conservation methods are all topics that require in-depth independent research.
In the previous land and housing research projects we conducted, environmental impact has been a top priority. These projects fostered discussion and raised informed policy suggestions in various fields, such as land development, environmental damage, loopholes in planning, so-called green-washing and conservation models, to name a few. Particular areas of focus were monitoring the situation regarding the development of country parks, Nam Sang Wai and wetlands.
As we face the immediate threat of full-scale urban development, we hope to conduct prolonged independent research projects that focus on environmental issues, monitor development, develop an enhanced public discourse on conservation and debunk spin tactics employed by the authorities.
Advocated that the government resume land and employ conservation methods at Nam Sang Wai
Analyzed loopholes in planning and the impact on agricultural land brought about by industry
Monitored acts of so-called green-washing done in the name of environmental protection
Past Research Output
“Study on the Ownership of Fish Ponds in North West New Territories”
Fundraising Goals: $170,000