The world economy has expanded to the point where a number of planetary boundaries, of which climate change is the most talked about, are being severely stretched. There are simply too many unsustainable trajectories for the system to continue as it has for the past several decades for several more decades to come…
In June 2007, the Environmental Protection Department of the Hong Kong Government initiated an 18‐month study to review Hong Kong’s Air Quality Objectives and develop a long‐term air quality management strategy. The scope of the study includes a review of the current state of air quality in Hong Kong.
The Air Pollution Control Ordinance (APCO)1 – which came into force in 1983 – is the primary piece of legislation that deals with the management of air pollution in Hong Kong.2 This paper provides an overview of the Ordinance, in order to stimulate discussion…
This paper was originally submitted for, and received, the “Young Voices Award” on Urban Air Pollution and Climate Change, given by the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities at their Better Air Quality 2008 conference.
Andrew attended COP14 – the 14th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Poznan in December 2008, and shared in this articule his thoughts from his experience in this conference.
2008 Survey on Hong Kong People’s attitudes toward air pollution, environment and public health, commissioned by Civic Exchange.
Commentary on the Memorandum of Understanding between the National Energy Administration and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government on Supply of Natural Gas and Electricity to Hong Kong
Plans for the proposed Hong Kong Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal at South Soko Island were cancelled following the HKSAR Government’s surprise announcement that it had negotiated a deal with Mainland authorities for long-term alternative sources of natural gas for the territory.
There is little question that Asia must work alongside the developed countries, and all others, to contribute to a global climate change solution. The question that remains, however, is the nature, extent, and terms of Asia’s contribution. The different chapters in this book…
This report describes the development of a model for estimating the health burden due to air pollution in PRD by incorporating health effect estimates (i.e. the excess risks) from daily time-series studies of air pollution and estimating the avoidable impact of air pollution