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Guest Sharing Session by Ms. Mei NG, the former Chairperson of Friends of the Earth (HK) 2023-03-15

Thanks to the coordination of Prof. Carlos Lo, the course teacher of MPUP5802 Topical Study in Public Policy II, the Programme was pleased to invite Ms. Mei Ng, the Former Chairperson of Friends of the Earth (HK) to share the organization’s 40 years of experience and achievements in environmental protection during the lecture on 7 March (Tue) 2023.

As a renowned environmental organization, Friends of the Earth has been committed to promoting the development of environmental protection in Hong Kong. They strive for many cutting-edge issues, including country park conservation, sewage treatment, air quality improvement, wind power development, energy saving, waste recycling, etc. By interacting with stakeholders, it gains wide support in society. These successful experiences provide valuable references and knowledge for students to understand the development of environmental policies in Hong Kong. In this seminar, Ms. Ng gave MPUP students a detailed account of the challenges faced by Friends of the Earth (HK) and the success it achieved in carrying out policy initiatives, lobbying, and protecting the local environment in the past forty years.

This event helped students understand the role and influence of environmental groups in the policy-making process and raised their awareness of environmental protection. Over 40 students attended the webinar and actively participated in the Q&A session.