Analyses | Environment and energy | 2016-11-07 | Sing Tao

Environmental protection policies need to consider cost to living



The public engagement document of ‘Promotion of Sustainable Consumption of Biological Resources’ shows that Hong Kong’s environmental protection policy is predominantly about education and propaganda, hoping rational consumers will act differently after acquiring the facts. However, a scholar has suggested that living habits, culture and social network also affect how we make choices. If those aspects are neglected, environmental protection efforts may run into a stone wall.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.