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Sustainability Assessment

Since 2002, the Government has required all bureaux and departments to conduct sustainability assessments of major initiatives and to highlight the findings and implications in submissions to the Policy Committee and Executive Council and in public consultation documents. The Environment Bureau's Sustainable Development Division processed 139 sustainability assessments in 2007.

The Division has developed a Computer-Aided Sustainability Evaluation Tool to assist Government officials in carrying out their assessments. It is built around eight guiding principles relating to the economy, health and hygiene, natural resources, society and social infrastructure, biodiversity, leisure and cultural vibrancy, environmental quality, and mobility.

A bird's eye view of urban development on Hong Kong Island.

A bird's eye view of urban development on Hong Kong Island.

On-line Resource Centre

Our On-line Resource Centre provides a wealth of information from Hong Kong and other countries on sustainable development strategies and practices. It also has links to local and overseas government and non-government organisations and schools that are involved in sustainability, as well as reference materials. Sustainability-related activities run by local organisations are also promoted through the On-line Resource Centre, which received more than 80 000 visits in 2007.