Civic Exchange has called for the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS) to be implemented in Hong Kong for at least five years. This is a system that can help to save lives in a city that has heavy demand on ambulance service.1 This matter should have received high policy priority much earlier.
Public policy think tank Civic Exchange today noted that dust from a giant sandstorm in northern China has caused record levels of air pollution. However, the greater harm comes from living in a persistently high pollution environment, and there is an urgent need to reduce the pollution Hong Kong generates itself.
Independent public policy think tank Civic Exchange noted the Financial Secretary’s introduction of incentives to clean up roadside pollution in the 2010-2011 Budget, but remains concerned that unless mandatory measures requiring the worst polluters to clean up are adopted…
Civic Exchange today announced that roadside pollution levels measured by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Mobile real-time air monitoring platform van are substantially higher than those recorded by the Environmental Protection Department’s roadside monitoring stations.
Intelligence Squared, the leading global forum for intellectual and cultural debate, held its second event in Asia on 11 November 2009.
Reflecting community concerns about air pollution, 500 people today attended “The Air We Breathe – a Public Health Dialogue”, a conference organized by Civic Exchange and funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to discuss solutions to Hong Kong’s air pollution and the associated public health benefits.
Independent Public Policy think tank Civic Exchange today launched “The Hedley Environmental Index”, a new website which for the first time quantifies the public health and monetary costs of air pollution in Hong Kong.