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  1. 'Air pollution easing, but city alone can't clean our skies'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Olga Wong Regional air pollution has fallen slightly, though the improvement was hardly noticeable due to the overwhelming influence of weather patterns, said former environment chief Sarah Liao Sau-tung. While she was not pessimistic about further regional improvement, Dr Liao said what happened across the border was somehow 'out of our control', which ...

  2. Three weeks of your life

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... removed it in five years- that is, what is the difference caused by the delay,' said the department's Dr Sarah McGhee. Measuring just the impact on mortality rates for people aged 40 ...

  3. Eco-friendly policies 'vital for business survival'

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Environment minister Sarah Liao Sau-tung yesterday urged Hong Kong-owned factories in the Pearl River Delta to play their part in cleaning up their production, not just for the environment but also for their business survival. Addressing 300 guests at a Federation of Hong Kong Industries luncheon, she asked factories to help ease air pollution by reducing the use ...

  4. Web index tracks real-time health, economic impact of air pollution

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said. Sarah McGee, of the university's school of public health, said the air-pollution costs had been derived using methodology widely adopted internationally and were 'conservative ...

  5. Cleaner fuels

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and respiratory causes every year and also avoid 2,102 hospital admissions relating to cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses. As Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said ...

  6. Progress on emissions, so HK looks past 2010

    Posted Jan 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Guangdong's power stations have made faster than expected progress in meeting their emissions targets, allowing the Hong Kong government to consider targets beyond 2010, the environment minister said yesterday. However, Sarah Liao Sau-tung said this progress did not mean the problem of regional air pollution would be resolved quickly, and that it would ...

  7. Guangdong may start emissions trade plan

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a working plan. The scheme, proposed by Secretary for the Environment Sarah Liao Sau-tung, has been endorsed by Beijing. Stanley Lau Chin-ho, of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, said he had ...

  8. HK's scope to reduce bad air is limited: minister

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai There is an unlimited amount of work to be done and numerous obstacles to overcome in the struggle against deteriorating air quality in the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong's environment minister said yesterday. Admitting that air quality had deteriorated in the two years since Hong Kong and Guangdong leaders reached an agreement to cut emissions, Sarah Liao ...

  9. Emissions-trading plan a step closer

    Posted Dec 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the official said. Hong Kong's environment minister, Sarah Liao Sau-tung, said the trading scheme would be attractive to power companies. 'I think it is a very good mechanism that could cut ...

  10. Together, we can improve air quality

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sarah Liao Air pollution is not just a local issue; the regional dimension has assumed a greater role in recent years. In 2002, emission-reduction targets were agreed by Hong Kong ... of Guangdong and Hong Kong, difficulties will not prevent our meeting the 2010 targets. Sarah Liao Sau-tung is secretary for the environment, transport and works ...




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