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Dr CHENG Kam-chung, Eric, BBS, MH, OStJ, JP
Chairman of the Environment and Conservation Fund Committee

Welcome to the website of the Environment and Conservation Fund (“ECF”) and the Environment and Conservation Fund Committee (“the Committee”)!

The ECF is a statutory trust fund established in June 1994 under the Environment and Conservation Fund Ordinance (Cap. 450) (“the Ordinance”), which provides for the Secretary for Environment and Ecology to act as the ECF trustee.

The Government also established the Committee under the Ordinance. Except for the official members, other members (including the Chairman) of the Committee are appointed by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to advise the ECF trustee on the manner and extent of use of the ECF, with a view to funding education, research and other projects and activities in relation to environment and conservation matters; vet funding applications for various activities and projects; as well as monitor project implementation.

As a long-term commitment to the environment of and nature conservation in Hong Kong, the Government has been providing funding support to the Environmental Campaign Committee and other non-profit making eligible local organisations through the ECF for implementing green projects and activities for nearly three decades. The ECF has funded more than 6 000 green projects and activities over the years amounting to more than HK$4 billion.

The HKSAR Government has appointed the Committee members for the new term (2022-24). The Committee is actively pursuing a series of initiatives, and has launched a number of enhancement measures beneficial to the ECF applicants and the general public. As the Committee starts a new chapter in its work, we hope to join hands with all sectors of the community to promote environmental protection and nature conservation in Hong Kong, so as to build a healthy and pleasant city for ourselves and our future generations and turn Hong Kong people’s aspiration for a better living environment into reality.