The World Health Organization (WHO) today released its new Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs), setting “a challenge for governments around the world to improve air quality in their cities in order to protect people’s heath”.
A report released today by local think-tank Civic Exchange calls for legislative change to protect consumers from toxins in live fish sold as food. Over 600 cases of ciguatera fish poisoning – caused by eating subtropical or tropical fish that have fed on toxic algae – have been reported in Hong Kong since 2000.
Christine Loh, CEO of Hong Kong think-tank Civic Exchange, today confirmed that Hong Kong could enjoy cleaner air within 24 months if Chief Executive Donald Tsang implements a series of just four straightforward, achievable air quality initiatives.
Hong Kong’s deteriorating visibility costs the community over HK$20 billion per year, according to health experts.
An alliance of groups and individuals attending the Legislative Council Subcommittee meeting today to discuss the Central waterfront development.
Government is not ready to ask LegCo to take any decision to support Tamar at the Planning, Lands & Works Panel tomorrow (Tuesday 7 March).