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The Hong Kong Sustainable Development Forum -
Hong Kong Declaration on Sustainable Development for Cities, Adopted at the at the Asia and Pacific Leadership Forum on Sustainable Development for Cities, Hong Kong SAR, China, 26 February 2004 (pdf)
Heading towards Sustainability? indicators of Environmental Sustainability for Hong Kong ; produced by the Centre of Urban Planning and Environment Management on behalf of the Environment and Conservation Fund, Aileen Wong, Executive Officer, Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management, University of Hong Kong

The Council for Sustainable Development is established by the Chief Executive as one of the initiatives to promote sustainability in Hong Kong.

Sustainable Architecture: Hong Kong -
Comprehensive website on sustainable development, concepts and practice.

Journal articles

Transport sustainability in Hong Kong: safeguarding its future, Sharon Cullinane, International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development 2004, Vol. 3, No.2 pp. 111 - 119.
By most definitions of sustainable transport, Hong Kong is currently at the sustainable end of the spectrum because of its low levels of car ownership and use and concomitantly high levels of use of public transport. This paper argues, however, that there are two major threats to this position. The first is the increasing extent of the integration with the Chinese Mainland and the subsequent diminution of the strength of the borders between Hong Kong and the Mainland. The second is the aspirations and intentions of young Hong Kong residents to become car owners in the future. Without increased measures to curb car ownership and use, it is argued that the sustainability of Hong Kong's transport could easily decline, leading particularly to massive problems of environmental pollution. Keywords: transport sustainability; Hong Kong; car dependence; environmental pollution, car ownership; sustainable transport. DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2004.004698. Address: Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management, The University of Hong Kong, 8/F Knowles Building, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong


Hong Kong's bacteria are too much for Batman. Guardian 5 November 2007, p. 19
Filming of Batman in HongKong was cancelled because the water was too polluted for the actors.