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

Date: 6/8/10

Research and study must also look at the tangible and intangible impacts for Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta if we fail to act. [1], [2]

The total true cost of not acting quickly rather than just on the economic costs of introducing tougher controls should be used.[3]

The monitoring activities in Hong Kong should be rationalized and strengthened. Effective management of air quality requires up-to-date pollutant inventories and ongoing monitoring to guide the implementation of control strategies.[4]

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. Communication with the public and increase awareness
  9. Government bodies involved with the AQOs should act promptly


  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. ‘Review of Air Quality Objectives in Hong Kong’, submissions included from Civic Exchange, Department of Community and Family Medicine (CUHK), Department of Community Medicine (HKU), and Institute for the Environment (HKUST), 27 November 2006 – last accessed 11/8/10
  3. ‘Boomtown to gloomtown – The implications of inaction’, CLSA – Christine Loh, James Paterson, September 2006 – last accessed 11/8/10
  4. ‘Experts Symposium on Air Quality’, Civic Exchange, 9 January 2009 – last accessed 11/8/10