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Advisory Council on the Environment

Advisory Council on the Environment Visit to Europe

(ACE Paper 17/2001)
Circulation for advice

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to inform Members of the progress of arrangements for the visit to Europe and seek Members' endorsement of the proposed dates and cities for the visit.

Attendance

2. Subsequent to the discussion at the ACE meeting held on 23 April 2001, we circulated a letter on 24 April 2001, together with the proposed itinerary, for Members to indicate their preferred period and cities for the visit. A total of 12 Members have signed up for the visit and the name list is at Annex 1.

Proposed dates for the visit

3. According to Members' replies, the Secretariat has worked out the calendar at Annex 2 indicating Members' availability from mid June to early September 2001. Having regard to Members' availability, it is proposed that the visit be held from 7 to 15 August 2001.

Cities to be visited

4. On the basis of the 12 Members' preference, the priority of the five proposed cities is set out as follows-
 

  • London/Manchester
  • Paris
  • Oslo
  • Amsterdam
  • Vienna

Details of Members' priority are at Annex 3. It is noted that Amsterdam and Vienna are far less favoured than the other three cities. In addition, as discussed at the last ACE meeting on 23 April 2001, in view of the tight schedule, it would be better to confine the visit to three cities only. Based on Members' preference, it is therefore suggested that the visit should cover London/Manchester, Paris and Oslo only. However, if there is support from say more than four Members, consideration could be given to extending the visit by one day for them to visit Amsterdam.

5. The Secretariat is in the course of drawing up a draft detailed itinerary. Members will be consulted as and when necessary.

Advice sought

6. Members are invited to-
 

       (a) endorse the proposed dates of visit from 7 to 15 August 2001 in paragraph 3;
 
  (b) endorse the proposed cities to be visited in paragraph 4;
 
  (c) indicate whether they would like to visit Amsterdam as an extension of the visit; and
 
  (d) advise on the basis of the proposed dates and cities whether more Members would like to join the visit, or any one who have signed up earlier would like to withdraw.
 

ACE Secretariat
May 2001






 

Annex 1

List of Members who have signed up for the visit

Mr. Peter Wong (Chairman)
Prof. Anthony Hedley
Dr. Ho Kin-chung
Mr. Kwok Kwok-chuen
Prof. Lam Kin-che
Mr. Lin Chaat-ming
Dr. Ng Cho-nam
Mr. Otto Poon
Ms. Iris Tam
Prof. Wong Yuk-shan
Miss Alex Yau
Mr. Plato Yip





 

Annex 2

MEMBERS' AVAILABILITY FROM MID JUNE TO EARLY SEPTEMBER 2001

June
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
17
TO
18
MTO
19
MT
20
MT
21
MTC
22
MT
23
MT
24
T
25
T
26
MTA
27
MTA
28
MTKA
29
MTWKA
30
MTWKC
July
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5
C
6
PC
7
P
8
P
9
PC
10
PWC
11
PW
12
PW
13 14
15
T
16
T
17
T
18
T
19
T
20
T
21
TC
22
TC
23
TAC
24
TKAC
25
TAC
26
PTAC
27
PHTAC
28
PHTKOC
29
PHOC
30
PHOAC
31
PHKOAC
       
August
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1
PKOA
2
POA
3
PA
4
P
5
P
6
P
7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14
H
15
HW
16
HWA
17
HW
18
HW
19
H
20
W
21
W
22
W
23
W
24
W
25
WK
26
T
27
TC
28
TC
29
TC
30
TAC
31
TC
 
September
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
            1
PTC
2
PTC
3
PLT
4
PLT
5
PLT
6
PLT
7
PLT
8
PLT
9
PLT
10
PLT
11
PLT
12
PLHT
13
PLHT
14
PLHT
15
PLHT

Note :

  1. Members are available unless as marked by the letters below : "P" = Chairman "H" = Prof. Hedley "T" = Ms. Iris Tam "W" = Prof. Wong "K" = Mr. K C Kwok "O" =Mr. Otto POON "M" = Mr. C M Lin "A" =Miss Alex Yau "C" = Dr. Ho Kin-chung "L" = Prof. Lam Kin-che
  2. Dr. NG Cho-nam will be in Amsterdam from 10 to 14 July and Manchester from 15 to 29 July.



MEMBERS' PREFERENCE OF CITIES TO BE VISITED

  Chairman Plato
YIP
Dr.
NG Cho-
nam
Prof.
Lam
LIN
Chaan-
ming
Prof.
Hedley
Iris TAM Prof. Wong K.C. Kwok Otto POON Alex YAU Dr. K.C. Ho TOTAL
London/ Manchester 5 3 2 4 5 5 0 4 5 4 5 5 47
Paris 4 4 4 5 3 3 0 5 5 5 0 4 42
Oslo 3 5 5 2 4 2 0 3 0 1 5 1 31
Amsterdam 2 2 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 5 3 21
Vienna 1 1 3 1 2 4 0 2 0 3 0 2 19

 

Note :
Marks are accorded based on the priorities indicated by Members (e.g. 5 marks to the 1st priority and 4 to the 2nd, etc. 5 marks will be accorded if no order of priority is indicated).

 

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