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Author: Ip Tsz Yan Natalie, BBA (Law) IV; HKU

Date: 7/8/10


Timely and effective improvement in regional air quality needs to come from legislation and mandatory comprehensive interventions on emissions in all sectors, in a way which will reduce the pollutant concentrations of the air. [1]


The new proposal does not get the Department of Health involved in the air quality management strategy, and EPD has no medical expertise and lacks the competence to determine appropriate standards and strategies to protect public health. [2]


There is a lack of bureaucratic incentive for accountability, a lack of urgency about the problem and the lack of a whole-of-government approach to air quality. [3]


See Also

  1. Alternative air pollution management strategies (overview)
  2. Alternate fuel and energy source
  3. Control on power generation
  4. Controls on garages, vehicles and drivers
  5. Management of density and traffic flow
  6. Cross-border management on fuels
  7. Control on marine services, logistics industry and port emissions
  8. More accurate assessment of loss and monitoring activities
  9. Communication with the public and increase awareness

Footnotes

  1. ‘The Sustainable Development Council Invitation and Response Document: Clean Air-Clear Choices - Will High Air Pollution Alert Days provide an efficient path to health protection?’, Department of Community Medicine, HKU, The Air Quality Objective Concern Group – last accessed 11/8/10
  2. ‘Hong Kong’s submission to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - Air Pollution Regulation and the Right to Health’, Civic Exchange, May 2009 – last accessed 11/8/10
  3. ‘Experts Symposium on Air Quality’, Civic Exchange, 9 January 2009 – last accessed 11/8/10

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