Evaluating the Economic Cost of Visibility Impairment

Since 1991, Hong Kong has increasingly experienced periods of impaired visibility that can be attributed to increased air pollution. As well as the health effects resulting from poor air quality, there are also potential economic consequences associated with such visibility degradation. This report provides a review of the potential economic impacts of visibility impairment, and to identify how this issue has been addressed internationally, with a view to identifying its implications for Hong Kong.