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No clear benefit for Hong Kong from mainland China's carbon trading scheme

Buses, lorries and ships: Hong Kong can do much to control these sources of its local pollution problem. But it has limited influence over the other significant source of its poor air quality: smog from mainland China. Thus, many Hongkongers have reason to be happy - in theory, at least - that Shenzhen and Guangdong are at the forefront of China's fledgling efforts to limit carbon emissions.

27 Aug 2013 - 3:22AM

Buses, lorries and ships: Hong Kong can do much to control these sources of its local pollution problem. But it has limited influence over the other significant source of its poor air quality: smog from mainland China. Thus, many Hongkongers have reason to be happy - in theory, at least - that Shenzhen and Guangdong are at the forefront of China's fledgling efforts to limit carbon emissions.

No clear benefit for Hong Kong from mainland China's carbon trading scheme