Hong Kong’s air pollution is unusually high and harmful to its citizen’s health for an economically mature service-based economy with high GDP, relatively sound governance structures, universal health care provision, and abundant financial reserves. Reference to the Hedley Environmental Index, demonstrates that Hong Kong’s daily emissions consistently exceed the World Health Organisation’s Air Quality Guidelines, often by huge margins.
Author: Civic Exchange
Civic Exchange is an independent think-tank founded in Hong Kong in 2000. We conduct public policy research related to the natural environment, urban planning and wellbeing.