12 September

「民間土地資源專家組」成立 Formation of a Citizens Task Force on Land Resources

 

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「民間土地資源專家組」成立

新成立的「民間土地資源專家組」由27位來自不同界別的人士組成,小組內有來自商界的人士,民間土地關注組等。
行政長官於上星期委任了「土地供應專責小組」的成員,關注香港土地事宜的民間專家組亦隨之成立,並於九月七日舉行了第一次準備會議。

在行政長官林鄭月娥女士的競選政綱中,她曾承諾會集合社會的智慧和作出讓步,成立一個能代表社會各界的土地專責小組。很可惜的是,在政府成立的「土地供應專責小組」內,很多組別的人士都不在名單上,例如一些社區關注組和年青民間研究者。

民間專家組將會每月進行會議,有需要時更會加開會議。如場地許可,會議過程更可向廣大市民公開。

「民間土地資源專家組」除了集中研究香港土地供應來源,更希望擴闊和促進於長遠可持續發展的策略,妥善土地使用和資源保護上具爭議性事項的討論。

在民間專家組下將有三個獨立的工作小組:可持續發展策略及指標小組、現時及未來土地使用小組和土地供應小組。所有小組將會全面地檢視和根據人口、移民、經濟發展、就業、土地使用、房屋和土地供應制定相應政策和向政府提交建議。

民間專家組亦會根據公開資料守則向政府索取與「土地供應專責小組」相同和即時的會議文件和資料。

民間專家組的成立是希望能在理性討論香港土地使用和供應選擇時,帶出具建設性的想法和有效率地增加社區大眾的參與。

附件: 「民間土地資源專家組」小組成員名單

組織/專業 姓名
1. 建築師 蔡宏興
2. CoVision 16, 建築師 關兆倫
3. 中西區關注組 羅雅寧
4. 創建香港 司馬文
5. 工程師 Ronald Taylor
6. 工程師 李智明
7. 經濟/金融 David Webb
8. 香港浸會大學地理系 鄧永成教授
9. 香港鄉郊基金 林超英
10. 大學教授 方志恒博士
11. 香港大學 侯智恒教授
12. 香港中文大學 未來城市研究所 伍美琴教授
13. 香港中文大學 梁啟智
14. 土地監察 李永達
15. 東大嶼都會關注組 任憲邦
16. 律師 Azan Marwah
17. 律師 Ruy Barretto
18. 土地正義聯盟, 立法會議員 朱凱迪
19. 香港房屋委員會, 立法會議員 尹兆堅
20. 本土研究社 陳劍青
21. 本土研究社, 城市規劃師 林芷筠
22. 城市規劃師 Ian Brownlee
23. 公共專業聯盟 黎廣德
24. 公共專業聯盟 George Cautherley
25. 測量師 姚松炎
26. 測量師 Roger Nissim
27. 土地正義聯盟 梁德明

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Formation of a Citizens Task Force on Land Resources

A “Citizens Task Force on Land Resources” has been formed with 27 members bringing together a wide range of interests from business to land justice groups.

Plans to form a Citizens Task Force followed the announcement of the membership of the government’s Task Force on Land Supply last week. A preparatory meeting was held on 7 September.

The Chief Executive in her manifesto promised to “draw on the collective wisdom of society and recognise the need for compromises” and to “establish a dedicated task force representing various sectors… ”. However, the government Task Force appears to omit many sectors.  Absent, for example, are concern and research groups including younger talent.

The Citizens Task Force will meet monthly or as needed. The meetings will be public subject to available venues.

The Citizens Task Force on Land Resources seeks to broaden and facilitate the debate to some critical issues including sustainable development, the optimal uses of land, and the conservation of resources.

Three working groups will be formed for evidence based discussions on Sustainability Principles and Indicators; Current and Future Land Use; and Land Supply. They will consider all available evidence on population, immigration, economic development, employment, land use, housing and land supply.

Under the Code of Access to Information the Citizens Task Force will request Government for equal and timely access to all relevant information available to Government and its Task Force.

The Citizens Task Force seeks to generate constructive ideas and effectively engage the community in rational discussions over Hong Kong’s land use and land supply options.

Annex: Participants in the Citizen Task Force on Land Resources

Organization / Profession Name
1. Architect Donald Choi
2. CoVision 16 Kwan Siu Lun
3. Central and Western District Concern Group Katty Law
4. Designing Hong Kong Paul Zimmerman
5. Engineer Ronald Taylor
6. Engineer C M Lee
7. Finance/Economy David Webb
8. HKBU (Department of Geography) Tang Wing Shing
9. HK Countryside Foundation Lam Chiu Ying
10. University professor Dr. Brian Fong
11. HKU Billy Hau
12. Institute of Future Cities, CUHK Mee Kam Ng
13. CUHK Leung Kai Chi
14. Land Watch Lee Wing Tat
15. East Lantau Metropolis Concern Group Tom Yam
16. Legal Azan Marwah
17. Legal Ruy Barretto
18. Legislator, Land Justice League Chu Hoi Dick
19. Legislator, Housing Authority Andrew Wan Siu Kin
20. Liber Research Chan Kim Ching
21. Liber Research Camille Lam
22. Town Planner Ian Brownlee
23. ProCommons Albert Lai
24. ProCommons George Cautherley
25. Surveyor Edward Yiu
26. Surveyor Roger Nissim
27. Land Justice League Leung Tak Ming
29 June

有害醫療廢料再現香港 市民健康繼續受嚴重威脅 Dangerous and harmful medical waste found on HK’s beaches continues to put people at risk

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有害醫療廢料再現香港 市民健康繼續受嚴重威脅

有害的醫療廢料繼續污染香港的水質和海灘,並對香港市民的健康安全造成巨大威脅。

今天創建香港行政總裁司馬文先生,居民Moran Zukerman,無塑海洋行政總裁Tracey Read及梁嘉麗小姐於政府總部外再次展示在大嶼山海灘收集的大量醫療及化學廢料,並呈交環境保護署進行調查。

這是第三次,亦是三次內最多醫療廢料數量供環境保護署進行調查。在信中,他們強烈要求環境保護署正視問題,並盡快作出相關調查及採取行動。在去年七月十二日及十二月六日,志願者已先後拾獲並向政府轉交大批醫療及化學廢料,可惜環境保護署仍未就我們提交的廢料樣本發表任何調查結果。

有關漂浮在香港的沙灘上針筒和連針針筒事宜,我們已於2008年開始向環境保護署表示關注。居民Moran Zukerman亦於去年開始在大嶼山小型的海灘收集具危險性的醫療廢料。在這十二個月內是第三次收集,當中包括529枝針筒,402枝沒有連針,127枝連針。另外,還發現藥筒,藥瓶和藥袋,有些物品甚至有被魚咬過的痕跡。居民Moran表示:「政府有聘請承包商清理海灘,但我卻發現越來越多的醫療廢料。我並不是要清理海灘,而是希望調查其來源並訂立預防措施,防止醫療廢料在我們的海洋漂浮。」

無塑海洋行政總裁Tracey Read表示:「有些藥物好像是來自中國內地,其他明顯是來自香港。香港特區政府需要與廣東進行跨部門合作,調查醫療廢料的來源和其性質,並建立處理於中國內地和香港非法棄置的危險醫療的廢料,阻止廢料流入環境是極為重要的。」

要制止不當棄置本地藥物及使用過的針筒,政府需制定和促進一個回收藥物的計劃及建立便利的棄置使用過針筒設施。政府可與公營及私營的醫療機構合作,提供回收箱分類收集使用過的針筒和不需要的藥物。

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7個月內所收集的醫療廢料
Collected medical waste within 7 months

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向環境保護署代表遞交請願信
Letter submission to Environmental Protection Department (EPD)

如需要詳盡資訊,可參考:
2016年7月12日的新聞稿:https://goo.gl/42p5DX
2016年12月6日的新聞稿:https://goo.gl/3kGZSB

Dangerous and harmful medical waste found on HK’s beaches continues to put people at risk

Hazardous medical waste continues to pollute Hong Kong’s water and beaches. The waste poses a huge risk to the health and safety of tourists and Hong Kong people.

Today, Designing Hong Kong’s CEO Paul Zimmerman, Moran Zukerman, a local resident, and Plastic Free Seas’ CEO Tracey Read and Julia Leung again submitted a large amount of medical and chemical waste retrieved from a Lantau beach to the Environmental Protection Department.

It is the third and largest delivery of medical waste to the EPD for investigation. In a letter they seriously urged EPD to take follow-up action. The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has yet to publish the investigation outcomes after large amounts of medical and chemical waste were collected and delivered to the government on 12th July 2016 and 6th December 2016 respectively.

Reports of syringes and needles washing up on beaches all over Hong Kong have been lodged since 2008. To show the scale of the issue Mr Zukerman has concentrated his efforts on collecting dangerous medical waste from one small Lantau beach since last year. This third delivery in 12 months includes 529 syringes, 402 without needles and 127 syringes with needles. Also included are drug vials, medicine bottles and medicine packets. Some of the items have evidence of bite marks by fish. “Government has hired more contractors for beach cleaning, but I keep finding more medical waste,” Zukerman said. “I don’t want beach cleaning. I want full forensic investigation into potential source points, and preventative strategies to stop medical waste floating in our seas.”

“Some of the medicine looks to be originating from China, others are obviously from Hong Kong,” Plastic Free Seas’ CEO Tracey Read said. “The HKSAR government needs to have an inter-departmental collaboration with Guangdong counterparts to investigate the sources and nature of the waste and establish an action plan to deal with the illegal disposal of hazardous medical and veterinary waste in China and Hong Kong. Preventing the waste from leaking into the environment is of the utmost importance.”

One solution to stop improper disposal of local medicines and used syringes is to facilitate a Hong Kong “take-back” program for unwanted medicines and accessible disposal facilities for used syringes. Government can work with public and private health facilities to provide sharps bins (for used syringes) and containers for unwanted medicines.

More information
Press release on 12thJuly 2016: https://goo.gl/42p5DX
Press release on 6th December 2016: https://goo.gl/3kGZSB