This report aims to provide some insights into effective policy options for reducing people’s exposure to toxic air pollutants and protecting public health in Hong Kong’s dense urban setting.
South China Morning Post: In his budget speech, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah proposed to extend a government incentive scheme to March 2018 that halves the port facilities and light dues charged on ocean-going vessels that switch to low-sulphur fuel while at berth in Hong Kong.
Civic Exchange has launched a new report, “Improving Hong Kong’s Emission Inspection Programme for On-Road Diesel Commercial Vehicles”, which will enhance their proper maintenance and emission reduction performance.
This report looks at the latest developments in emission inspection programmes for commercial diesel vehicles, in other parts of the world and identifies the lessons Hong Kong can learn.
This paper seeks to stimulate discussion on establishing an emission control area across the Pearl River Delta, as well as the issues involved.
In consideration of the adverse health effects of diesel exhaust, Civic Exchange submitted a document to the Subcommittee on Air Pollution Control (Air Pollutant Emission) (Controlled Vehicles) Regulation…
Civic Exchange has submitted a document to the Legislative Council Panel on Environmental Affairs, supporting the revised plan put forward by the Environmental Protection Department to incentivise early retirement of pre-Euro IV diesel commercial vehicles and sharing the views on improving roadside emissions.
This report provides an overview of the role of inspection and maintenance in a comprehensive vehicular pollution control strategy, compares Hong Kong’s current inspection and maintenance programme with international best practices, and suggests ways to improve the current programme.
This paper aims to look into what actions the California Air Resources Board has taken to move towards a smog-free environment, with specific focus on the California Smog Check Program and the Standardized Testing and Reporting Smog Check Program.
This paper provides an overview of the current air quality management framework and practices in Guangdong.