Air pollution has been a long-standing issue in Hong Kong and will remain one of our biggest sustainability challenges in the years to come. We all breathe, rich or poor, young or old, and Hong Kong people deserve clean and safe air. Unfortunately, poor air quality has been undermining people’s health, causing premature deaths, and imposing direct and indirect costs on society.
Civic Exchange is dedicated to research and engagement, with the goal of influencing government policy on air quality. Over the years, we have conducted numerous local and regional research studies on topics such as emissions inventories, health impact assessments, health risk communication, international practices, regional air quality management models, and emission reduction strategies. We also regularly engage with key stakeholders, such as the business sector and university partners, to exchange knowledge, advance policy discussions and plan further actions.
Air pollution is now regarded as one of the highest priorities in environmental protection in both developed and developing economies world-wide. The main driver of policy decision-making is the need to reduce the avoidable cardiopulmonary morbidity and mortality from pollutant exposures.
This report focuses on the manufacturing contributions to the Pearl River Delta’s Poor Air Quality.
This report documents the new policy direction Civic Exchange proposes to improve Hong Kong’s air quality.
This White Paper suggests air quality across the PRD is one of the main threats to public health and continues to adversely impact the economy.
This report examines the economic cost of visibility impairment.
This report compares international particulate matter standards with a view at the Pearl River Delta region.
This final report focuses on particulate matter PM2.5 in the Pearl River Delta.
This summary is an abridged version of a longer paper that reviews the health effects of air pollution in Hong Kong.
This report compares the US-Mexico border and the Hong Kong-Guangdong with a view at the cross-border air pollution.
This paper reviews the need for cleaner vehicles and fuels with a view at the air pollution in Hong Kong.