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  1. HK lags behind beijing on air pollution: lobby

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Hong Kong is lagging behind the mainland when it comes to tackling air pollution, a think tank says in a summary of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's performance in office. The conclusion from Civic Exchange came after the environment minister said on Wednesday that the city would measure pollutants smaller than 2.5 micrometres (PM2.5) ...

  2. Policy address failed to deal with Hong Kong's serious pollution problems

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the environment portfolio in his last policy address. He chose an easy and short-term option of offering more carrots to please various sectors of our society instead of applying sticks to get polluters ... their catalytic converters. The government estimates that 80 per cent of taxis and 50 per cent of minibuses are emitting exceedingly more pollutants than they should be. While giving out these carrots, ...

  3. Horrific pollution levels may be acceptable to leaders, but not us

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At what time did it become acceptable for the lives of the young and the elderly to be put at risk on a daily basis because of the horrific pollution levels? At what point did it become acceptable to put our medical services under such strain due to these levels of pollutants? And at what point did it become acceptable for children to be hospitalised just for going outside? Why do ...

  4. Does this government have the gumption to fix air pollution?

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At the rate our air pollution is progressing the government could completely fill in the harbour and we would never know. Some people might say: 'What did we do with Kowloon?' ... vision and leadership. One of them is our pollution problem. I suspect that much or most of it comes from the mainland and I believe some form of co-operative plan is required. The money should ...

  5. New pollution study needs a fair hearing

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Hong Kong as the source of most of the pollution should therefore give pause for thought. The report, released yesterday by the University of Science and Technology's Institute ... for the first time, of a time-based, rather than regional, assessment of air pollution. Such research should not be ignored, but taken on board by authorities for closer examination. Given the effect ...

  6. Neighbours to meet over pollution

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... air quality. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday said he would review the anti-pollution approach with his mainland counterparts during the discussions. He said both sides had already stepped up efforts to improve air quality, but much more needed to be done. 'If left unchecked, air pollution will drive away talent, stifle investment, reduce tourism and ultimately ...

  7. Tsang has to deliver on air-pollution pledge

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's call for all Hong Kong people to help in the battle against air pollution confirms that the chief executive has made the issue a priority. His comments come ahead of his trip to Guangdong next month to discuss cross-border pollution. But it is worth recalling that former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, also expressed concern about air pollution ...

  8. A sensible way to beat the heat and pollution

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... valuable energy and contributes to Hong Kong's air-pollution problem. It is therefore good to hear Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen encouraging civil servants and other besuited members ... is serious about tackling air pollution. The government is also setting its air-conditioning levels to the relatively warm 25.5 degrees Celsius in the summer- hence the encouragement given to civil ...

  9. Fighting pollution a top priority for Tsang

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday tackling air pollution will be a priority for the rest of his term, which expires in less than 12 months. 'Let me ... nine months. 'We are aware of the problem and we are taking active steps to deal with it.' The chief executive said only a fifth of the city's air pollution was generated in Hong ...

  10. Incentives urged for pollution fight

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... financial incentives to encourage initiatives to cut pollution. At the charter group's first meeting, attended by representatives of about 20 signatories yesterday, it was agreed that the key ... that water in Hong Kong.' He said concrete action to combat air pollution by the roughly 70,000 Hong Kong-owned factories in the Pearl River Delta region would be a tremendous help to the city. ...




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