E-cases and E-studies
The Programme is developing a series of e-cases and e-studies for online learning on different aspects of community sustainability. These e-cases and e-studies are suitable for self-learning and can be used as course materials for schools and institutions. Non-profit organisations working on community sustainability may also find the learning packages useful.
“Rural Sustainability” Newsletter
Photo Story Book
The Lai Chi Wo photo story book is published in both Chinese (荔誌：「永續荔枝窩」四年回顧及展望) and English (Vivifying Lai Chi Wo: Sustainable Lai Chi Wo Programme Four Year Review and Outlook) to document and review the revitalisation story of Lai Chi Wo in 2013-2017. It sheds light on ways to pursue rural sustainability in Hong Kong and beyond. It consists of 41 articles and interviews from the project team, indigenous villagers and new settlers of Lai Chi Wo, relevant government departments, and project contributors with collections of photographs to tell personalised stories of an impactful project.
UNDP Equator Initiative’s Nature-based Solutions Database
In August 2017, the Programme was selected by the United Nations Development Programme’s Equator Initiative as the only case from Hong Kong included in their online database which showcases outstanding nature-based solutions to sustainable development undertaken by rural communities around the globe. Click on the following links to see how our solutions have successfully addressed 9 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
- Revitalising agricultural activities by adopting eco-farming methods (e.g. low carbon and organic farming): Page 1 Page 2
- Whole catchment management approach for sustainable agriculture and biodiversity and hydrological conservation: Page 1 Page 2
- Nature- & Culture- based training and education: Page 1 Page 2
- New socio-economic models for rejuvenating the desolated rural village: Page 1 Page 2
International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) Case Studies
In June 2018, Policy for Sustainability Lab was accepted as a member of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) which was established in 2010 at the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) with the mission of promoting and conserving sustainable human-influenced natural environments worldwide. The story of Lai Chi Wo has been published and shared on the IPSI case study webpage.