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Evergrande: Shares in crisis-hit firm jump as debt deadline looms
In an article on the debt crisis of Evergrande Group, Division of Public Policy Senior Lecturer Prof. Donald LOW said that it’s too soon to say whether the Group’s latest agreement with Chinese bond holders was just “a brief respite” or it signified that “a rescue plan is in the works”.
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HKUST Collaborates with HKSAR Government on Solving Regional Ozone Pollution in Greater Bay Area
HKUST announced a three-year partnership with Environmental Protection Department (EPD) and the Government Flying Service to study the cross-border ozone pollution issue in the Great Bay Area (GBA) through ocean-going vessels and helicopter fleets equipped with advanced sensing systems. Division of Environment and Sustainability Associate Prof. NING Zhi, lead of the project, said the study will help “transform the scientific knowledge into actions for evidence-based policy making and improve the environment of Hong Kong as well as the GBA.”
HKUST launched HK’s first Sustainable and Green Finance UG program
HKUST launched Hong Kong’s first Sustainable and Green Finance undergraduate program to nurture green and sustainable finance experts in support of Hong Kong’s development into a leading green finance center. Jointly offered by School of Business and Management and Division of Environment and Sustainability, the program will welcome the first cohort of 30 students in 2022/23 academic year.
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How Hong Kong Can Achieve Carbon Neutrality Goal
Division of Environment and Sustainability Chief Development Strategist Prof. Christine LOH wrote an article on how Hong Kong can achieve its carbon neutrality goal.
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HK has much to offer nation in long-term planning process
Chief Development Strategist of Division of Environment and Sustainability Prof. Christine LOH wrote an article on how different sectors in HK could play a role in the nation’s 14th Five-Year Plan and carbon neutral plan.
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Plastic Tableware — End In Sight
Adjunct Assistant Professor Davis BOOKHART from Division of Environment and Sustainability talked about Hong Kong government’s proposal on banning disposable cutlery by 2025 in an article, saying the timeline was too long and a number of local restaurants have already stopped using disposable plastic products, and there are "quite a few" non-plastic alternatives available.
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Why Hong Kong needs all hands on deck to meet the climate change challenge
Division of Environment and Sustainability Chief Development Strategist Prof. Christine LOH wrote an article on Hong Kong’s climate change challenge.
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Hong Kong can break free from its zero-Covid corner. Here’s how.
Prof. Donald LOW from Division of Public Policy wrote an article on what measures the Hong Kong government should adopt to transit from a “zero-COVID infection” stance to one that looks for coexistence with COVID-19.
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China mandates indoor and outdoor masks in updated Covid-19 rules
Division of Environment and Sustainability Adjunct Prof. Joseph KWAN said in an article on mainland authorities tightening mask-covering regulations amid a new wave of COVID-19 cases outbreak that the selection of what masks to wear should be “based on the level of risk and done by qualified professionals such as occupational hygienists”. He said people should keep their masks on even if they had been vaccinated to minimise transmission risks.