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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Mike Weeks and Ian Pooler


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Environmentalist hopeful on climate agreement  Listenfacebook
More than 190 world leaders will gather in Paris next week for the start of crucial talks on a new global deal to tackle climate change. The aim is to try to limit the rise in global temperatures to 2 degress Celcius. The meeting comes as the world faces its hottest year on record in 2015. In Hong Kong, the average temperature so far in November is about 3 degrees above the mean for the past 30 years. Some of this is being put down to the strongest El Nino phenomenon since 1997. Debby Cheng, from the group Carbon Care InnoLab, will attend next week's UN Climate Change Conference as an observer. Mike Weeks asked her if she was at all confident that an international agreement can be reached to prevent global temperatures increasing more than 2 degrees:
Complaints flowing in over Bambini closure  Listenfacebook
Education sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen says he has received complaints from 80 parents, who may have fallen victim to the closure of an education centre. Bambini Republic ran playgroups for pre-school children at four centres across Hong Kong. Mr Ip said some parents paid up to HK$10,000 in advance for tuition fees, while a few were even persuaded to invest up to HK$1 million in the company. Ian Pooler asked Mr Ip how the parents found out about the closure:
Operation Santa Claus: Justice Centre Hong Kong   Listenfacebook
This year's Operation Santa Claus - the annual fund-raising campaign jointly organised by RTHK and the South China Morning Post – is supporting 22 different charities. One of this year's beneficiaries is the Justice Centre Hong Kong. Radio 3's Peter Lewis spoke to Adam Severson, senior legal advisor to the centre, about who the charity helps: