Council for Sustainable Development


About the Council for Sustainable Development

The Council for Sustainable Development was established by the Chief Executive as one of the initiatives to promote sustainability in Hong Kong. The terms of reference of the Council are -

  1. To advise the Government on the priority areas it should address in promoting sustainable development;
  2. To advise on the preparation of a sustainable development strategy for Hong Kong that will integrate economic, social and environmental perspectives;
  3. To facilitate community participation in the promotion of sustainable development in Hong Kong through various means, including the award of grants from the Sustainable Development Fund; and
  4. To promote public awareness and understanding of the principles of sustainable development.

Members of the Council are appointed by the Chief Executive and include people with experience and expertise in the environmental, social and business sectors, as well as senior government officials. The Council is a forum for exchanging views on key issues related to Hong Kong's long term sustainability.

The Sustainable Development Division of the Environment Bureau provides secretariat support to the Council.

You may contact the Council Secretariat through either of the following means -

E-mail sdcouncil@enb.gov.hk
Postal Address

Council for Sustainable Development
c/o Sustainable Development Division
Environment Bureau
46/F, Revenue Tower
5 Glucester Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong


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Members of the Council for Sustainable Development (From 1 March 2013 to 28 February 2015)

  • Hon Bernard Charnwut CHAN, GBS, JP (Chairman)
  • Mr CHAN Siu-hung, JP
  • Dr Ian CHAN Yau-nam
  • Professor HO Kin-chung, BBS
  • Ms Betty HO Siu-fong
  • Mr Benjamin HUNG Pi-cheng, JP
  • Mrs Stella LAU KUN Lai-kuen, JP
  • Ms Lilian LAW Suk-kwan, JP
  • Mrs Miranda LEUNG CHAN Che-ming
  • Mr LEUNG Wing-mo
  • Mr Victor LI Tzar-kuoi
  • Professor Bernard LIM Wan-fung, JP
  • Mr LO Sze-ping
  • Dr NG Cho-nam, BBS, JP
  • Professor POON Chi-sun, JP
  • Professor Joseph SUNG Jao-yiu, SBS, JP
  • Professor Nora TAM Fung-yee, BBS, JP
  • Ms Iris TAM Siu-ying, JP
  • Miss Sherry TSAI Hiu-wai
  • Secretary for Transport and Housing*
  • Secretary for Home Affairs*
  • Secretary for the Environment*
  • Secretary for Development*
  • * or Permanent Secretary

    Secretary: Principal Assistant Secretary for the Environment (Sustainable Development)

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Meetings of the Council for Sustainable Development

Title Download
1 April 2003
Agenda for the First Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 01/03: Terms of Reference of the Council and Establishment of Sub-committees PDF
Discussion Paper No. 02/03: Establishment of the Sustainable Development Fund PDF
Discussion Paper No. 03/03: Formulating a Sustainable Development Strategy for Hong Kong PDF
Discussion Paper No. 04/03: Working Arrangements for Council Meetings PDF
Digest of Meeting PDF
2 June 2003
Agenda for the Second Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 05/03: Report of the Strategy Sub-committee PDF
Discussion Paper No. 06/03: Report of the Education & Publication Sub-committee PDF
Discussion Paper No. 07/03: Views collected from stakeholder groups on the sustainable development strategy for Hong Kong PDF
Discussion Paper No. 08/03: Review of the working of the sustainability assessment system PDF
(Annex A, B, C, D)
Digest of Meeting PDF
15 September 2003
Agenda for the Third Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 09/03: Report of the Strategy Sub-committee PDF
Discussion Paper No. 10/03: Report of the Education and Publicity Sub-committee PDF
(Annex)
Discussion Paper No. 11/03: Hong Kong 2030: Planning Vision and Strategy PDF
Information Note: Sustainability Assessment Systems in Other Administrations PDF
(Annex D)
Digest of Meeting PDF
16 December 2003
Agenda for the Fourth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 12/03: Report of the Strategy Sub-committee PDF
(Annex A, B, C, D)
Discussion Paper No. 13/03: Report of the Education and Publicity Sub-committee PDF
(Annex)
Discussion Paper No. 14/03: Hong Kong 2030: Planning Vision and Strategy PDF
Digest of Meeting PDF
22 March 2004
Agenda for the Fifth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 01/04: Report of the Strategy Sub-committee PDF
Discussion Paper No. 02/04: Report of the Education and Publicity Sub-committee: "Recommendations on the Award of Grants from the Sustainable Development Fund"
(Annex C would not be available for public viewing)

PDF
(Annex A, B, D, E)
Discussion Paper No. 03/04: Report on the United Nations Asia-Pacific Leadership Forum: "Sustainable Development for Cities" PDF
(Annex)
Digest of Meeting PDF
14 June 2004
Agenda for the Sixth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 04/04: Report of the Education and Publicity Sub-committee PDF
(Annex)
Discussion Paper No. 05/04: Report of the Strategy Sub-committee - Draft Invitation and Response Document
(Annex would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
Digest of Meeting PDF
13 September 2004
Agenda for the Seventh Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 06/04: Report of the Strategy Sub-committee PDF
Discussion Paper No. 07/04: Report of the Education and Publicity Sub-committee PDF
Digest of Meeting
PDF
21 February 2005
Agenda for the Eighth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 02/05: Briefing by the Lantau Development Task Force - Concept Plan for Lantau PDF
Discussion Paper No. 03/05: Report of the Education and Publicity Sub-committee PDF
Discussion Paper No. 04/05: Report of the Strategy Sub-committee
(Annexes A & B would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
Digest of Meeting PDF
18 April 2005
Agenda for the Ninth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 05/05: The First Sustainable Development Strategy for Hong Kong
(Annexes A & B would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
Discussion Paper No. 06/05: Future Areas of Work for the Council PDF
(Annex A and B)
Discussion Paper No. 07/05: Taking Forward the Sustainable Development Strategy PDF
Discussion Paper No. 08/05: Education and Publicity Programmes and Initiatives PDF
Digest of Meeting PDF
9 August 2005
Agenda for the Tenth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 09/05: Priority Areas for the Sustainable Development Strategy PDF
Discussion Paper No. 10/05: Education and Publicity Programmes and Initiatives PDF
(Annex A and B)
Discussion Paper No. 11/05: Briefing on the Sustainability Assessment System PDF
(Annex A and B)
Digest of Meeting PDF
16 December 2005
Agenda for the Eleventh Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 12/05: Way Forward for the Second Engagement Process of Sustainable Development Strategy PDF
Discussion Paper No. 13/05: Update on Education and Publicity Programmes and Initiatives
(Annex A would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
(Annex B)
Digest of Meeting PDF
2 May 2006
Agenda for the Twelfth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 02/06: Report of the Study Group on Better Air Quality
(Annex B would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
(Annex A)
Discussion Paper No. 03/06: Second Engagement Process on Population Policy
(Annex B would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
(Annex A and C)
Discussion Paper No. 04/06: Update on Education and Publicity Programmes and Initiatives PDF
(Annex)
Information Note on Implementation Progress of the
First Sustainable Development Strategy
PDF
(Annex)
Digest of Meeting PDF
17 November 2006
Agenda for the Thirteenth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 05/06: Way Forward on the Priority Area of Better Air Quality PDF
(Annex A and B)
Discussion Paper No. 06/06: Engagement Process on Population Policy
(Annex would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
Discussion Paper No. 07/06: Update on Education and Publicity Programmes and Initiatives
(Annex A would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
(Annex B, C, D and E)
Discussion Paper No. 08/06: Review of the Sustainability Assessment System in Hong Kong PDF
(Report, Annex A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H)
Information Note on APEC High Level Meeting on Sustainable Development Santiago, Chile (20-21 July 2006) PDF
(Annex A and B)
Digest of Meeting PDF
11 May 2007
Agenda for the Fourteenth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 02/07: Public Engagement Process on Better Air Quality
(Annexes B to E would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
Discussion Paper No. 03/07: Council Report on the
Engagement Process on Population Policy
(Annex B would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
(Annex A)
Discussion Paper No. 04/07: Update on Education and Publicity Programmes and Initiatives PDF
Information Paper No. 05/07: Implementation Progress of the
First Sustainable Development Strategy
PDF
(Annex)
Digest of Meeting PDF
22 November 2007
Agenda for the Fifteenth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 06/07: Public Engagement Process on Better Air Quality PDF
Discussion Paper No. 07/07: Education and Publicity Programmes and Initiatives
(Annex A would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
(Annex B and C)
Digest of Meeting PDF
28 January 2008
Agenda for the sixteenth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 01/08: Education and Publicity Programmes and Initiatives PDF
Discussion Paper No. 02/08: Public Engagement Process on Better Air Quality
(Annexes A & B would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
Digest of Meeting PDF
21 July 2008
Agenda for the seventeenth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 04/08: Update on Education and Publicity Programmes and Initiatives PDF
Information Paper No. 05/08: The Chairman's Report on the Brainstorming Session held on 21 April 2008 PDF
(Annex)
Information Paper No. 06/08: Implementation Progress of the First Sustainable Development Strategy PDF
(Annex)
Digest of Meeting PDF
20 October 2008
Agenda for the Eighteenth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 07/08: Public Engagement on Measures to Foster a Quality and Sustainable Built Environment PDF
Discussion Paper No. 08/08: Update on Education and Publicity Programmes and Initiatives
(Annex A would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
(Annex B)
Digest of Meeting PDF
24 February 2009
Agenda for the Nineteenth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 02/09: Preparations for the Engagement Process on Fostering a Quality and Sustainable Built Environment
(Annexes A & B would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
(Annex C)
Discussion Paper No. 03/09: Update on Education and Publicity Programmes and Initiatives PDF
(Annex)
Digest of Meeting PDF
16 April 2009
Agenda for the Twentieth Meeting PDF
Information Paper No. 04/09: Operation of the Council and its Public Engagement Process PDF
Discussion Paper No. 05/09: Preparations for the Engagement Process on Fostering a Quality and Sustainable Built Environment
(Annexes A & B would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
Discussion Paper No. 06/09: Update on Education and Publicity Programmes and Initiatives PDF
Digest of Meeting PDF
27 July 2009
Agenda for the Twenty-first Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 07/09: Public Engagement on Building Design to Foster a Quality and Sustainable Built Environment PDF
Discussion Paper No. 08/09: Opening up of the Meetings of the Council for Sustainable Development PDF
Information Paper No. 09/09: Implementation Progress of the First Sustainable Development Strategy for Hong Kong PDF
(Annex)
Discussion Paper No. 10/09: Update on Education and Publicity Programmes and Initiatives PDF
Digest of Meeting PDF
30 October 2009
Agenda for the Twenty-second Meeting PDF
Information Paper No. 11/09: Review of Air Quality Objectives PDF
(Annex A, B, C, D)
Information Paper No. 12/09: Review and Development of Marine Water Quality Objectives PDF
(Enclosure 1, 2)
Digest of Meeting PDF
1 February 2010
Agenda for the Twenty-third Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 01/10: Public Engagement on Building Design to Foster a Quality and Sustainable Built Environment
(Annex would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
Discussion Paper No. 02/10: The United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 PDF
Discussion Paper No. 03/10: Report on work of the Education and Publicity Sub-committee
(Annexes A to D would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
Digest of Meeting PDF
8 June 2010
Agenda for the Twenty-fourth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 04/10: Public Engagement on Building Design to Foster a Quality and Sustainable Built Environment
(Annex would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
Discussion Paper No. 05/10: Report on work of Education and Publicity Sub-committee PDF
Digest of Meeting PDF
25 October 2010
Agenda for the Twenty-fifth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 07/10: Government's Public Consultation on Hong Kong's Climate Change Strategy and Action Agenda PDF
(Annex)
Discussion Paper No. 08/10: Government's Response to SDC's Report on Building Design to Foster a Quality and Sustainable Built Environment PDF
(Annex)
Discussion Paper No. 09/10: SDC's Proposed Public Engagement Process and Public Education and Awareness Programmes on Climate Change PDF
Discussion Paper No. 10/10: Report on work of the Education and Publicity Sub-committee
(Not available for public viewing)
 
Digest of Meeting PDF
17 January 2011
Agenda for the Twenty-sixth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 01/11: Proposed Framework for the Public Engagement and Public Education and Awareness Programmes on Climate Change-Related Issues PDF
Discussion Paper No. 02/11: Report on work of the Education and Publicity Sub-committee
(Annexes A to C would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
Digest of Meeting PDF
7 June 2011
Agenda for the Twenty-seventh Meeting PDF
Information Paper No. 03/11: Overview of the work of the Council for Sustainable Development PDF
Information Paper No. 04/11: Report on the Work of the Education and Publicity Sub-committee PDF
Discussion Paper No. 05/11: Public Engagement cum Public Education and Awareness Programmes on Climate Change-Related Issues
(Annexes A to D would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
Digest of Meeting PDF
20 March 2012
Agenda for the Twenty-eighth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 01/12: Government's Public Consultation on Municipal Solid Waste Charging PDF
(Annex)
Discussion Paper No. 02/12: Public Engagement on Combating Climate Change: Energy Saving and Carbon Emission Reduction in Buildings
(Annexes would not be available for public viewing)
PDF
Digest of Meeting PDF
7 June 2012
Agenda for the Twenty-ninth Meeting PDF
Information Paper No. 03/12: Total Water Management PDF
Discussion Paper No. 04/12: Government response to the Council for Sustainable Development's Report on "Combating Climate Change: Energy Saving and Carbon Emission Reduction in Buildings" PDF
Information Paper No. 05/12: Report on the Work of the Education and Publicity Sub-committee PDF
Digest of Meeting PDF
7 Dec 2012
Agenda for the Thirtieth Meeting PDF
Discussion Paper No. 07/12: Public Engagement on Municipal Solid Waste Charging by the Council for Sustainable Development PDF
Information Paper No. 08/12: Report on the Work of the Education and Publicity Sub-committee PDF
Digest of Meeting PDF
13 Aug 2013
Agenda for the Thirty-first Meeting PDF
Information Paper No. 01/13: Report on the Work of the Education and Publicity Sub-committee
(Not available for public viewing)
 
Discussion Paper No. 02/13: Public Engagement on Municipal Solid Waste Charging
(Annexes would not be available for public viewing)
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