South China Morning Post: It’s not just on the city’s streets where Hong Kong residents are at risk from dangerous PM2.5 particulates – three-quarters of daily personal exposure is indoors, a study by Civic Exchange and City University reveals.
Radio Television Hong Kong: Readings obtained from mobile sensors, tracking individuals while they went about their daily activities, showed their exposure was sometimes much higher than data from nearby government monitoring stations.
Hong Kong Free Press: Hongkongers are exposed to greater levels of PM2.5 pollutants than those recorded at government air quality monitoring stations, Civic Exchange says.
Radio Television Hong Kong: Data collected from dozens of volunteers who carried lunchbox-sized sensors over a six-month period differed greatly from the government’s pollution figures, researchers from Civic Exchange and City University said.
As the world marks the United Nations’ World Environment Day on 5 June, Civic Exchange expresses its concern over President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Accord on 1 June. Civic Exchange, an independent public policy think-tank, has a particular interest in the ways that politics can affect environmental change.
Civic Exchange supports the Hong Kong Government’s proposed three-step ban on the ivory trade and increased penalties for violators.