Mike Kilburn, Civic Exchange
Mike Kilburn is the Environmental Programme Manager of Hong Kong-based public policy think tank Civic Exchange. He is principally responsible for managing Civic Exchange's research and stakeholder engagement on environmental issues including air pollution, nature conservation, water, energy and urban planning, while also supporting its work on climate change.
His work on air pollution has included tracking, assessing and responding to public policy initiatives in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta, and managing research on legislation, new stakeholder engagement tools such as the Hedley Environmental Index, and emissions reduction agreements such as the Fair Winds Charter. He is also responsible for crafting a nature conservation policy framework and the first Summit of Hong Kong's environmental NGOs, which will take place in March 2011.
Prior to joining Civic Exchange Kilburn served for six years as the Public Policy Analyst for Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden. He is also Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society, which is proactive and effective in protecting birds and their habitats in Hong Kong.