Society and Livelihood

July 25, 2023
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Working Towards Sustainable Consumption

Youth I.D.E.A.S. 73 Society and Livelihood — Working Towards Sustainable Consumption   Over the past few decades, Hong Kong has experienced rapid economic development, transforming it into an internationally affluent city. However, this has also resulted in excessive resource consumption and waste disposal. As Hong Kong enters a post-pandemic recovery phase and society returns to normal, it is worth all stakeholders in society to consider how to change their consumption habits, and what the Government and society as a whole could do to aid the transition to sustainable and carbon-neutral lifestyles. The Youth I.D.E.A.S. has conducted research about “Working Towards Sustainable Consumption”. Data was […]
May 30, 2022

A Study on the Rise of Fake News

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 68 Livelihood A Study on the Rise of Fake News   The advancement of information technology and online platforms, has enabled people across the globe to have new ways to connect to each other, gather and spread information. In an era of information expansion, the spread of “fake news”[1] has become an increasingly serious issue in many regions of the world. It influences people’s behaviour and choices and can create public panic[2] and social division. The decline in collective trust is significant.   Many international authorities have taken action to limit the spread of fake news. The […]
September 27, 2021

Unleashing the Potential of Local Entertainment Industry

Youth I.D.E.A.S. 64 Livelihood Unleashing the Potential of Local Entertainment Industry 22 September, 2021     Since 2009, the HKSAR Government has listed the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) as one of Hong Kong’s six key industries. In 2018, the Cultural and Creative Industries contributed 4.4% to the SAR’s GDP and employed 5.6% of its workforce. It is therefore considered one of Hong Kong’s most dynamic industries.   The CCI comprise a wide range of activities that utilises creativity and intellectual capital to produce cultural, artistic and creative content. Entertainment activities such as music, film, television programme production, and online […]
May 17, 2021

Balancing Privacy Protection and Big Data Development

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 60 Livelihood Balancing Privacy Protection and Big Data Development 16 May, 2021     There has been an increase in the development of digital identity worldwide with both public and private sectors utilising big data analysis and facial recognition to improve the efficiency and convenience of services. Through the support of artificial intelligence and deep learning, the accuracy of facial recognition by robots has surpassed that of humans, as shown in the GaussianFace algorithm developed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2014.   According to a tech economy report, the global market of facial recognition […]
January 11, 2021

Public Health Lessons Learnt from COVID-19

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 56 Livelihood Public Health Lessons Learnt from COVID-19 11 January, 2021     The COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020 resulted globally in over 82.6million confirmed cases and 1.8million deaths; Hong Kong had a toll of 8,846 cases and 148 deaths. This has highlighted the issue of public health for the first time since 2003.   Having the experience of dealing with SARS in 2003, the public health of Hong Kong has since been gradually improving. This has included disease-prevention and developing public health education. Since the start of COVID-19, Hong Kong citizens in general took measures to prevent […]
September 28, 2020

Maximizing the Advantages of Flexible Working Arrangements

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 52 Livelihood Maximizing the Advantages of Flexible Working Arrangements 27 September, 2020     The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of 2020 has drastically changed workplace culture. To help contain the spread of the virus many companies were forced to shutdown. Other employers implemented “special working arrangements” to maintain social distance among employees and adopt a “new normal” brought about by the pandemic. These social distancing measures have included flextime, shift work and remote working.   At the same time, COVID-19 has also changed people’s daily lives and consumption practices. Many businesses have adapted […]
December 10, 2019

Strengthening Intergenerational Understanding

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 48 Livelihood Strengthening Intergenerational Understanding 9 December, 2019     A “Generation” refers to a group of people with collective characteristics, who were also born and/or are living within the same time period. The impact of rapid changes in politics, economics, societal and technology would result in the emergence of various cohorts, each with their own individual characteristics and features[1]. Intergenerational relationships are important as every society requires cooperation and interaction between respective generations.   Recent social events have triggered vigorous discussions, arguments and sometimes conflict between different generations in Hong Kong. The majority of protesters have […]
August 21, 2019

Co-Living: An Alternative Hong Kong Housing Solution for Youth?

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 44 Society and Livelihood Co-Living: An Alternative Hong Kong Housing Solution for Youth? 21 August, 2019     Co-living is a modern form of shared housing that combines private living spaces with shared communal facilities. It provides an affordable housing alternative by sharing expenses. The idea of co-living also emphasizes building up interpersonal networks and promoting social contact through community events.   The earlier form of co-living originated from Denmark’s co-housing projects in the 1970s. This extended gradually to The Netherlands and onto the UK. In recent years, it can be seen throughout the US, across Europe, […]
March 28, 2019

Stepping up Efforts in Reducing and Recycling Waste in Hong Kong

Youth I.D.E.A.S. 40 Society and Livelihood Stepping up Efforts in Reducing and Recycling Waste in Hong Kong 28 March, 2019     The quantity of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in Hong Kong has increased more than 40% over the past 26 years, from 2.7 million tonnes in 1991 to 3.92 million tonnes in 2017, (According to the Environmental Protection Department’s report “Monitoring of Solid Waste in Hong Kong – Waste Statistics for 2017”).   The amount of waste has subsequently caused growing concern and increased awareness amongst the general public. This is especially so due to the harmful effects of […]