Author: Kelvin Tang, Antonio Da Roza
The Air Pollution Control Ordinance provides the primary legislative framework, but is not the only law relevant to air pollution in Hong Kong. (1)
When the Air Pollution Control Ordinance replaced the Clean Air Ordinance in 1983, it marked a divergence with how pollution law developed in England – in England, there was a consolidated approach to pollution under the Control of Pollution Act 1974; whilst in Hong Kong, pollution is dealt with under a number of different laws. (2)
The regulatory framework of air pollution in Hong Kong is thus a decentralized one.