Reply To: Input for HK Biodiversity Conservation Action Plan


Civic Exchange's report titled Nature Conservation: a new policy framework for Hong Kong is now out. You can download a copy at:

Reading through, seems a worthy piece of work, but horrendously dull – sad reflection on us living in a world dominated by corporate culture. No hint of passion for wildlife in here; instead we get things like:

In how many months’ time will an approved, resourced, and active BSAP that meets the principles and standards of the CBD be in place?


Ironic in extreme, I believe, that the report was sponsored by Exxon Mobil – one of world's most anti-biodiversity companies it seems to me, given its long-term support for funding climate sceptics. See, for instance, Guardian report from July 2009:

ExxonMobil continuing to fund climate sceptic groups, records show

Records show ExxonMobil gave hundreds of thousands of pounds to lobby groups that have published 'misleading and inaccurate information' about climate change