Working Towards a Quality Living Region – A Pearl River Delta Emission Control Area

In November 2013, Civic Exchange published a report on establishing an emission control area in Pearl River Delta. To download the report, click on the link above.

In A Price Worth Paying: The Case for Controlling Marine Emissions in the Pearl River Delta, published in 2012, we recommended one emissions control strategy – setting Emission Control Area (ECA) level fuel standards (0.1% sulphur content) for vessels within 100nm of Hong Kong. This research helped inform us that establishing an ECA will bring about the greatest emissions reduction and public health benefits to the whole PRD region. We hope that the current paper can build on the debate and stimulate discussion on establishing an ECA across the Pearl River Delta, as well as the issues involved.

Video promo 1: Hong Kong Ship Emissions (1): Background & Control Measures
Video promo 2: Hong Kong Ship Emissions (2): Emission Control Area