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Disneyland development: Benefit or loss. Activities 3 and 4. Click the links below to access the slides:. Activity 3 Definition of sustainable development Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Is EIA always reliable? Activity 4 City forum Summary.
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Activities 3 and 4
Click the links below to access the slides:
Sustainable development is a concept adopted for the development of an area in which the needs of environment, social and economic development are carefully balanced, so as to enable both the present and future generations to enjoy a vibrant economy, social progress, as well as a high quality environment.
The Advisory Council on the Environment (ACE)
We are involved!!
Comments from Public & ACEHow does EIA work in Hong Kong?
Ecological knowledge is used in
advising society’s decision-making
It’s our right and responsibility to contribute comments about future developments in Hong Kong
Relative to impacts upon fish culture enterprises, the Ma Wan Fish Culture Zone (FCZ) will probably not be affected by any rise in suspended solids, reductions in dissolved oxygen concentration or raised nutrient levels caused by either construction or operation of the theme park. Projected hydrodynamic changes will not affect the FCZ water quality, since water current speeds will be little affected. Waste water discharges will comply with Water Pollution Control Ordinance standards. Ways to reduce possible effects from the Penney\'s Bay reclamation have been recommended. These measures, together with monitoring will protect the Ma Wan FCZ.
Is EIA always reliable?
Extract from the EIA Report (executive summary):
Discuss with your colleagues and prepare well for the City Forum !!!
Is Disneyland’s construction the start of a journey to a magic kingdom?
How do they interrelate?
You can use the issue of the theme park and dioxin to illustrate
(eg. predicting the impact, the study of dioxin)
(eg. computer modeling in EIA, machines used to remove dioxin)
(eg. economic benefit of the theme park, health problems due to dioxin)
(eg. prevent pollution caused by the building of the theme park and the leakage of dioxin)
Scientific investigations are affected
by political, commercial and
The public is influenced by
to the environment.
Our society relies on balanced ecosystems for survival.
We have responsibility for the present and future generations.
Chao Yeuk Lan, Crystal
Chow Chi-yui, Shirley