CCBF in the news

 

July 2013 - Thomas Ho Opinion Editorial

Storm Clouds Ahead for Businesses that Ignore Climate Risks

 

 

Thomas Ho says businesses that fail to prepare for the disruptions caused by global warming will simply lose competitiveness - and customers

 

To read the article in its entirety click here.

 

 

 

April 2013 - Silkroad Magazine NGO Profile: Rachel Fleishman, Director, CCBF

 

As Director of the Hong Kong environmental thinktank Climate Change Business Forum (CCBF), Rachel Fleishman works closely with member companies to advocate green practices in the corporate world.

 

 

To read the article as it appeared in Silkroad click here.

 

 

 

 

 

28th February 2013 - Thomas Ho Opinion Editorial

Political Will Can Fuel Hong Kong

 

Thomas Ho says a survey of Hong Kong businesses shows that while most are acting to cut energy use, they aren't investing in a low-carbon future. This calls for political will.

 

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3rd November 2012 - Thomas Ho Opinion Editorial

Carbon Smart

 

 

Thomas Ho says more Hong Kong companies should take a cue from those who have pledged to make their buildings more energy efficient.

 

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This article was published in the South China Morning Post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th June 2012 -  CCBF ExCo Chair Thomas Ho SCMP Opinion Editorial

Low-carbon economy will deliver change for Hong Kong

 

Thomas Ho outlines a plan to turn Hong Kong into a low-carbon economy, beginning with the complement of actions our next government can and should take for a cleaner, more competitve city

 

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8th June Thomas Ho SCMP op ed

 

This article was published in the South China Morning Post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd March 2012 - CCBF ExCo Chair Thomas Ho SCMP Opinion Editorial -

A green path

 

Thomas Ho urges our next chief executive to consider two key fronts in the battle against climate change - push business to make greener choices, and lead society to adapt to a low-carbon lifestyle

 

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2nd March SCMP - Pushing for a green path

 

This article was published in the             South China Morning Post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

28th November 2011 - CCBF ExCo Chair Thomas Ho SCMP Opinion Editorial -

Now or never

 

Thomas Ho says the low likelihood of a global climate deal coming out of Durban puts the onus on governments, businesses and individuals to act, and quickly. Hong Kong can start by improving the energy efficiency of industries.

 

To read the article in its entirety click on the below link.

 

Thomas Ho SCMP Op Ed - Now or Never

 

This article was published in the             South China Morning Post.

 

 

 

 

 

11th April 2011 - CCBF ExCo Chair Thomas Ho SCMP Opinion Editorial -

Carbon Smart?

 

Hong Kong must act quickly to avoid being left behind in Beijing’s push for a greener economy, writes CCBF ExCo Chair, Thomas Ho in the SCMP.  Chinese officials have clearly determined that wealth generation alone won’t deliver greater economic and social maturity. Energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean technologies and environmental protection are essential as well. Hong Kong should take head.

 

This article was also published in Chinadialogue's China's Green Revolution e-book.

 

 

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July - August 2010 - Hongkong Economic Journal Article Series

 

Over the summer, CCBF worked with HKEJ to develop a 'Smart Buisness Environmental Guide' article series for their Green Living Page.  The project, led by Swire's Natalie Chan, produced 9 articles between July and August.  Published every Thursday, the articles looked at climate change and sustainability issues in Hong Kong, from both individual and business viewpoints.  The topics covered include climate science, carbon footprinting, our built environment and most recently green labelling and green washing.  

 

1st July 2010

Change the World to be warmer and greener

8th July 2010

One Step One Foot Print

15th July 2010

Green Building

22nd July 2010

Low Carbon Energy Saving - Start with Individuals

29th July 2010

Clean Energy Development Strategy

5th August 2010

Forseeing a Low Carbon Hong Kong

12th August 2010

Green Labelling and Greenwash

19th August 2010

Lighter Air Travel

26th August 2010

 

 

 

 

15th June 2010 - CCBF 'Every Building a Powerhouse' Research Launch - Dr. Josie Close opinion editorial

 

On 15th June, Dr. Josie Close published an opinion editorial in the SCMP titled

'Smart way to build in greater energy efficiency'.  In the article Dr.Close references her research, commissioned by CCBF, stating that 'Buildings will change from being energy consumers to energy generators, justifying the label: “Every building a powerhouse”.

 

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27th April 2010 - Rachel Fleishman opinion editorial -
'Military has climate change in its sights

On 27th April, CCBF's Director published an opinion editorial in the SCMP titled 'Military has climate change in its sights'.  In the article, Rachel states that ‘Asian governments, including militaries, should seriously consider making carbon a determining factor in procurement…Asia’s militaries, consumers and economies would be among the first to benefit’.

 

 

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22nd April 2010 - Tony Tyler Opinion Editorial - 'A green flight plan'

 

On 22nd April, Earth Day, CCBF's Executive Chair, Tony Tyler, published an opinion editorial in the SCMP titled 'A Green Flight Plan'.  Tony stated that 'Hong Kong needs a smart goal – a stretch target with smart policies and incentives to get us there. The key will be a well-co-ordinated effort between government, business and civil society, endowed with both financial and political capital. The first step is a Hong Kong-wide carbon reduction target supported by bold policies and incentives.'

 

 

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2nd April 2010 - CY Leung Opinion Editorial - 'Room to Grow' 

 

On 2nd April, CCBF's Patron Chair, CY Leung, published an opinion editorial in the SCMP titled 'Room to Grow'.  CY states that 'It has become clear that the climate is changing faster than humans are changing to adapt or prevent it.  That must change. For Hong Kong to retain its place as an economic and cultural leader, we need to think strategically and act practically. We can start with buildings.'

 

 

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7th-18th December - United Nations Climate Change Conference at Copenhagen (COP15)

 

 

At the UNFCCC's Climate Change Conference at Copenhagen, CCBF had 5 delegates from member companies.  As well as attending the conference, the delegation attended and took part in a variety of side events, including the Copenhagen Communique 'The business of Climate Change Post-Copenhagen' event and the WBCSD 'Copenhagen Business Day'. 

 
 
Our delegates and other COP15 attendees also posted their on site thoughts on the CCBF blog.  This was a great opportunity to gather feedback on the conference from a unique Hong Kong business perspective.  Following the conference we also hosted a 'Post Copenhagen Review' event, partnering with the British Consulate General, Civic Exchange and The Climate Group.
 
Press coverage over these 2 weeks included an opinion editorial by CCBF's Patron Chair CY Leung in the SCMP.  CCBF's Robert Gibson also featured on RTHK's Radio 3 The Pulse and Glenn Frommer gave an interview with Interfax business wire.  Click on the links below to see the full stories. 
 

 

23rd September - Copenhagen Communique on Climate Change

 

The Climate Change Business Forum held a press conference, in collaboration with ASrIA, attended by Hong Kong signatories of the Copenhagen Communiqué, including ARUP, The Bank of East Asia, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, CLP Holdings Ltd, CSR Asia, Eden Ventures, Energy Resources Management, ERM, Hang Lung Properties Ltd, Hang Seng Bank, HSBC, KPMG, Melco International Development Ltd, Pacific Risk Advisors Ltd, Savita, Sustain Asia Ltd, Standard Chartered, and Swire Pacific Limited. These companies are Hong Kong's leaders showing a way to anenergy efficient future. Click here for more information about the press conference.

 

 

Click on the links below to read the main media coverage for this campaign:

 

The Copenhagen Communiqué, led by The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders' Group on Climate Change, is a short, punchy statement that draws on some of the key recent thinking on climate policy that has emerged from the international business community, and sets out the business case for a strong and effective UN climate framework. Click here for more information.

 

14th May 2009 - CCBF Launches the Hong Kong Guide to Emission Reduction

 

 

The successful launch of the guide on 14th May has created much interest. Designed to help businesses respond to the challenges of a low carbon operating environment in a way that enhances brand reputation, operating efficiency and financial performance, the Hong Kong Guide to Emission Reduction provides a deep understanding of the issues and challenges facing businesses today.

 

 

Hong Kong Tatler, June 2009

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7th February - CCBF'S 'What's your story?' campaign

On 7th February 2009 we launched our first creative awareness campaign. Working with Saatchi & Saatchi and wwwins Consulting Hong Kong Ltd, we aimed at encouraging individuals and companies to share and communicate their carbon reduction stories via our dedicated www.whatsyourstory.com.hk website. The campaign innovatively highlights over 95 carbon reduction stories of businesses in Hong Kong.

 

Click on the links below to read the main media coverage for this campaign

 

 

17th March 2008 - South China Morning Post Interview the Hon Mr. C.Y Leung (Chairman of DTZ North Asia, Patron Chair of CCBF)

 

 

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CCBF Joins "Green Hong Kong • Carbon Audit”

 

 

On Thursday 24th July the Environment Bureau launched the first guidelines for conducting carbon audits on buildings. The CCBF has joined "Green Hong Kong • Carbon Audit” as a Carbon Audit • Green Partner” and signed the Carbon Reduction

 

Charter, pledging to carry out activities in support of the GHG emission reduction.

 

For more information on the audit please click on the below links

 

http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/climate_change/ca_intro.html
http://www.news.gov.hk/en/category/environment