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  1. Comment - Letters

    Targeted measures will improve Hong Kong air

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:24am by LETTERS

    ... pollution. Hong Kong can do this because we have a good foundation in air science. We have also strengthened our capability in air quality and health through working with the World Health ... be much cleaner in five years'", "'Policy shift' needed to beat pollution at sea", and Tom Holland's "Even Hong Kong's best efforts may not help ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In the rush to build, Hong Kong must keep cool

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 06:39pm by FLORENCE LEE

    ... It is estimated that 3 per cent to 8 per cent of Hong Kong's electricity consumption is used to combat the urban heat island effect- with air conditioning, for instance. Further, it is estimated ... Florence Lee Florence Lee says Hong Kong must reconsider its push to pack ever more flats into already dense urban areas, as the costs to health and the environment may outweigh ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For cleaner air, marine emissions should be Hong Kong's next target

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 11:56pm by KWONG SUM YIN

    ... measures to tackle our polluted air are in the pipeline. The people of Hong Kong are longing for a breath of fresh air. With more political will, that change may not take too long to come. Kwong ... standards are finally in effect in Hong Kong, acting as a benchmark for assessing the impact new development projects will have on air quality. Although the new air quality objectives fall short ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Even Hong Kong's best efforts may not help to clear our air

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:46am by Tom Holland

    ... in the city's air quality over the next five years. Yesterday, she pledged to get the very worst-polluting buses and trucks- those that do the most harm to our health- off Hong Kong's streets ... Tom Holland City's anti-pollution campaign will not end problem as long as the mainland continues to burn coal to satisfy its power demand Even Hong Kong's best efforts may ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The road to cleaner vehicles in Hong Kong and in mainland China

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:31pm by Freda Fung

    ... Freda Fung Freda Fung says the mainland and HK have a unique chance to curb pollution by adopting stricter EU and US vehicle emission standards Clear road People in Hong Kong who care about air quality should celebrate: on March 1, the government launched an ex gratia payment scheme that provides incentives to phase out some 82,000 old and polluting diesel commercial ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bumps ahead on Hong Kong's transport road

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Bumps ahead on transport road A global study's conclusion that Hong Kong has the "most advanced urban mobility system in the world" comes as no surprise ... that we have topped the 84-city list, it would be a mistake to rest on our laurels. A relentless annual rise in the number of vehicles and high levels of transport-related air pollution threaten ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Air pollution must top Leung's policy address agenda

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 10:51am by EDWIN LAU

    ... Also, why aren't buses using B-5 under the franchise agreement with the government? And why has the mainland already adopted electric buses to reduce air pollution while Hong Kong ... his policy address. Local sources of emissions- such as vehicles and power plants- affect Hong Kong's air quality. So do regional sources from the mainland due to the prevailing winds ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Breathing dirty air is Hong Kong's lot, sadly

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 12:08pm by JINGAN YOUNG

    ... Jingan Young Jingan Young says one result of the Hong Kong government's inability to tackle pollution is that, sadly, we have come to regard dirty air as normal Hazy days There's ... they are in toxic areas. Hong Kong's Clear the Air, a non-governmental organisation established after the handover to help reduce air pollution through community schemes, apparently works ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China faces protracted battle against choking pollution

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 06:22pm by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... by breakneck growth Dark days ahead Last year, China suffered the worst air pollution in 52 years, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Outdoor air pollution, a leading cause ... Council issued an action plan on the prevention and control of air pollution last September, to be led by the state and driven by the market, based on the principle of polluters pay and using both ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cleaner air for Hong Kong still a distant prospect

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Cleaner city air still in distance Officially, Hong Kong will not get a long-awaited set of new air-quality targets until next year. But the government has already unveiled ... The latter idea was shelved here because of lack of consensus. Sooner or later, cleaning up Hong Kong's air will call for Leung to show strong political will. ...




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