JulyCharting Asia’s Protein Journey
JulyChina Prioritises Environment: More Disclosure Needed to Match Rising Risks
JulyCRT’s Sustainable Seafood Campaign with Foodie
JulyFair Winds Charter
JulyGOING, GOING GONE: THE TRADE IN LIVE REEF FOOD FISH
JulyGreen Finance Series – Environmental Risk Analysis by Financial Institutions
JulyA Better World – Volume 3: Ensure Access To Water & Sanitation For All
MarchClimate Bonds Initiative Award
FebruaryWildlife Crime Seminar 2.0
JanuaryTrading in Extinction
DecemberDrink without Waste 免「廢」暢飲 Reducing Single-use Plastic in Hong Kong
SeptemberShark fin will be gone from Maxim’s menus by 2020
SeptemberNew China Water Risk Website
May4 Years Since POCSO
MarchHK SHARK FIN IMPORTS HALVED SINCE 2007
FebruaryHK IVORY BAN BILL PASSED
NovemberVIETNAM GOVERNMENT EMPOWERS FISHERMAN IN LANDMARK PASSAGE OF AMENDED FISHERIES LAW
DecemberWildlife Crime Legal Seminar
JulyWorking towards cleaner fuel for ships when entering China / HK waters in 2019
DecemberWildlife Crime: Is HK doing enough?
AugustWater and Energy Keynote at World Water Week
NovemberWorking Towards a Quality Living Region – A PRD Emission Control Area
OctoberTrawl Fisheries in Asia
JuneWorking with APLE
JuneWater Pollution Reduction Opportunity Analysis
OctoberTrust Fund for the Conservation of the Cardamom Highlands
The report compares and analyses prevailing laws and regulations in Hong Kong with international best practices and suggests practicable legislative changes that may be adopted and implemented by the HK with the primary objective of preserving shark species and to prevent dwindling numbers.
Charting Asia’s Protein Journey
Population growth and rising incomes across Asia will drive a 78% increase in meat and seafood consumption by 2050. The report examines the environmental effects of meeting Asia’s growing demand for protein, discloses for the first time the dramatic impact on water, land-use, anti-microbial use and the climate.
China Prioritises Environment: More Disclosure Needed to Match Rising Risks
With China moving to mandatory environmental disclosure it is a good time to take stock on where Chinese companies are on the Environmental aspect (E) in ESG disclosure. Published by CWR and Syntao.
CRT’s Sustainable Seafood Campaign with Foodie
CRT has engaged Foodie on a new campaign publishing 8 articles, organising 3 events and producing 3 videos on sustainable seafood (why, what, how to find) to educate the public and encourage the industry to keep promoting these products.
Fair Winds Charter
How Civic Exchange influenced policy making to reduce ship emissions in HK 2006-2015. The “Fair Winds Charter” report documents Civic Exchange and other key stakeholders’ 10-year effort to tackle the problems of ship emissions and air pollution in HK.
GOING, GOING GONE: THE TRADE IN LIVE REEF FOOD FISH
ADMCF, Swire Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of HK and the WWF Coral Triangle Program jointly published the report, Going, Going Gone: The Trade in Live Reef Food Fish, which says popular wild-caught reef fish species could be gone from diners’ tables within our lifetime if we do not act now to stem this burgeoning and often illegal trade.
Green Finance Series – Environmental Risk Analysis by Financial Institutions
This first-ever book on environmental risk analysis by financial institutions introduces environmental risk analysis & management for commercial banks, asset management companies and insurance companies. CWR co-authored the water risk chapter. Published by China’s Green Finance Committee (China CFC).
A Better World – Volume 3: Ensure Access To Water & Sanitation For All
China Water Risk was invited to contribute to the new UN publication “A Better World – Volume 3: Ensure Access To Water & Sanitation For All”. CWR’s article “The hidden implications of SDG6” is featured on page 80.
A Better WorldLD is a fully illustrated 250-page book with over one hundred authors relating their efforts relating their work in active efforts to find better ways to ensure access to water and sanitation for all, chiefly from the following perspectives:
Climate Bonds Initiative Award
Our TLFF I transaction won the Climate Bonds Initiative’s 2019 Green Bond Pioneer Award, recognizing international leadership in green finance.
Wildlife Crime Seminar 2.0
On January 22nd, ADMCF brought together members of the legal community, government, NGOs, as well as financial crime and wildlife investigators to share views on how to combat the trade in illegal wildlife products through Hong Kong.
Trading in Extinction
Trading in Extinction: The Dark Side of Hong Kong’s Wildlife Trade illustrates, for the first time, the extent and nature of the wildlife trade and wildlife crime in Hong Kong. Not only is the trade in legal and illegal wildlife at a significant and unsustainable scale, it is likely to get worse.
Drink without Waste 免「廢」暢飲 Reducing Single-use Plastic in Hong Kong
The Drink Without Waste positioning paper was launched on December 6th 2018 outlining strategies and actions to address the increasing mountain of waste from sealed single use beverage containers in Hong Kong. The Group also pledges to work towards 70%-90% recovery rates for PET containers and liquid cartons in Hong Kong and with all parties – government, producers, retailers, recyclers and consumers – working closely together, this increase could be achieved by 2025.
Shark fin will be gone from Maxim’s menus by 2020
As a result of HKSF, WildAid and other wildlife NGO’s campaign work, Hong Kong’s largest restaurant group Maxim’s announced that it would stop serving shark fin at all of its outlets from 01 January 2020.
New China Water Risk Website
After seven years CWR has revamped their website which now reflects their three key focus areas of: Waternommics, WaterRiskValuation and BusinessUnusual.
ADMCF met with members of the Legislative Council of HK, with fellow members of the HK Wildlife Trade Working Group BLOOM and WWF HK to discuss how to best combat wildlife crime in HK and provide insights in our ongoing research into this issue.
4 Years Since POCSO
First-ever statewide research in Maharashtra on the implementation of the Child Protection Law shows that in order to better protect victims of sexual offences, departments & institutions need to be rigorously trained and work together in convergence.
HK SHARK FIN IMPORTS HALVED SINCE 2007
NGO and ADMCF action have built public, corporate and government understanding about the biodiversity consequences of shark fin consumption, incl. campaigns persuading logistics companies to ban shark fin and educating companies and hotels not to serve this at banquets. HK campaigns have been supported by tighter international regulations and the listing of 12 shark species on Appendix II of CITES.
HK IVORY BAN BILL PASSED
On January 31st, the Ivory Ban Bill was passed by a landslide win: 49 lawmakers voted to ban the sale of ivory, 4 voted against.
VIETNAM GOVERNMENT EMPOWERS FISHERMAN IN LANDMARK PASSAGE OF AMENDED FISHERIES LAW
Vietnam’s revised fisheries law for the first time legislates for ‘co-management’, in an attempt to reduce over-fishing and improve the resilience of Vietnam’s small-scale fisheries.
Wildlife Crime Legal Seminar
ADMCF organises a legal seminar with the University of HK Law Faculty with participation of HK’s justice department, judiciary, customs and environment bureau, to raise wildlife crime enforcement concerns.
Working towards cleaner fuel for ships when entering China / HK waters in 2019
HK government states it will follow China’s lead in mandating that beginning in 2019, ships must use cleaner fuel entering PRD/HK waters. This will comprise one of three new national emissions control areas.
Wildlife Crime: Is HK doing enough?
The HK Wildlife Trade Working Group report coordinated by ADMCF, highlights the global importance of HK as wildlife trade hub and ongoing illegal trade of humphead wrasse, shark fin and manta rays and mobulas.
Water and Energy Keynote at World Water Week
CWR doubles size of team as its water-energy nexus work is recognised by global water community with keynote invitation at the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize Seminar during World Water Week.
Working Towards a Quality Living Region – A PRD Emission Control Area
Establishing a Marine Emissions Control Area will bring about the greatest emissions reduction and public health benefits to the whole PRD region. Published by Civic Exchange.
Trawl Fisheries in Asia
There is abundant evidence that fishing activities in general are in need of urgent intervention in Asia. Trawling is one of the most ubiquitous methods in use and has a significant environmental impact.
Working with APLE
With support from Firetree Foundation, ADMCF provides funding to Action Pour Les Enfants, which works to protect children from sexual exploitation and trafficking while at the same time bringing offenders to justice.
Water Pollution Reduction Opportunity Analysis
ADMCF fills a short-term funding gap to enable World Resources Institute and Tsinghua University research for the first version of PROA for ammonia discharge reduction in Suzhou.
Trust Fund for the Conservation of the Cardamom Highlands
The study concludes in 2008 and provides options for capitalising an endowment fund for a range of conservation scenarios.