Environmental Reform, Technological Development and Ecological Modernization in Hong Kong
Richard Welford1, Peter Hills2 and Jacqueline Lam2, (1)The University of Hong Kong, China; (2)The University of Hong Kong

This paper focuses on processes of environmental reform in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China. It discusses developments in environmental policy over the past three decades and explores the utility of Ecological Modernisation Theory as a basis for future environmental reform at the local level and as a mechanism for tackling broader regional environmental concerns. The paper also explores linkages between technology policy and the environment in Hong Kong, arguing that while the SAR possesses certain competitive advantages, greater attention must be given to fostering and facilitating technological innovation in the environmental sector.


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