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Article: Ecological modernisation as a weak form of sustainable development in Hong Kong

TitleEcological modernisation as a weak form of sustainable development in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsEcological modernisation
Economic growth
Environmental management
Government policy
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Sustainable development
Issue Date2002
PublisherSapiens Publishing. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sapienspublishing.com/IJSDWE.php?PHPSESSID=b697f55e5d4fb4b729331db83e6659fe
Citation
International Journal Of Sustainable Development And World Ecology, 2002, v. 9 n. 4, p. 315-331 How to Cite?
AbstractHong Kong's response to the imperative of sustainable development has been ambivalent, confused, and lacking in urgency. The principles of sustainable development have been publicly endorsed at the highest political level in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). However, the SAR stills lacks a sustainable development strategy and has not officially adopted Agenda 21. Nor have any serious attempts been made to embed sustainable development within civil society. Nonetheless, the Government of the HKSAR is beginning to put in place institutional structures to handle sustainability concerns within the policy-making process. Given the ambivalence towards sustainable development in Hong Kong and uncertainty about what it entails, a policy shift towards an ecological modernisation position may find a more receptive audience among local decision-makers and the business community. This paper discusses some of the barriers to the pursuit of sustainable development in Hong Kong but argues that there are now opportunities for a shift towards a new set of policies consistent with ecological modernisation. Such a shift may be seen as a transitional stage in progress towards the formulation and adoption of a more comprehensive framework for sustainability issues in the future. Although we indicate limited action to date, ecological modernisation does provide a path not necessarily inconsistent with the economic aspirations of Hong Kong and may be a useful model to follow in much of the rest of Asia.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89885
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.609
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.706
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dc.contributor.authorHills, Pen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWelford, Ren_HK
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dc.date.available2010-09-06T10:03:00Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Sustainable Development And World Ecology, 2002, v. 9 n. 4, p. 315-331en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1350-4509en_HK
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dc.description.abstractHong Kong's response to the imperative of sustainable development has been ambivalent, confused, and lacking in urgency. The principles of sustainable development have been publicly endorsed at the highest political level in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). However, the SAR stills lacks a sustainable development strategy and has not officially adopted Agenda 21. Nor have any serious attempts been made to embed sustainable development within civil society. Nonetheless, the Government of the HKSAR is beginning to put in place institutional structures to handle sustainability concerns within the policy-making process. Given the ambivalence towards sustainable development in Hong Kong and uncertainty about what it entails, a policy shift towards an ecological modernisation position may find a more receptive audience among local decision-makers and the business community. This paper discusses some of the barriers to the pursuit of sustainable development in Hong Kong but argues that there are now opportunities for a shift towards a new set of policies consistent with ecological modernisation. Such a shift may be seen as a transitional stage in progress towards the formulation and adoption of a more comprehensive framework for sustainability issues in the future. Although we indicate limited action to date, ecological modernisation does provide a path not necessarily inconsistent with the economic aspirations of Hong Kong and may be a useful model to follow in much of the rest of Asia.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSapiens Publishing. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sapienspublishing.com/IJSDWE.php?PHPSESSID=b697f55e5d4fb4b729331db83e6659feen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecologyen_HK
dc.subjectEcological modernisationen_HK
dc.subjectEconomic growthen_HK
dc.subjectEnvironmental managementen_HK
dc.subjectGovernment policyen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kong Special Administrative Regionen_HK
dc.subjectSustainable developmenten_HK
dc.titleEcological modernisation as a weak form of sustainable development in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailHills, P: phills@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWelford, R: rwelford@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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