Hong Kong Island, seen from Lei Yue Mun, sits shrouded in smog on June 6. Photo: Sam Tsang Hong Kong Island, seen from Lei Yue Mun, sits shrouded in smog on June 6. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong Island, seen from Lei Yue Mun, sits shrouded in smog on June 6. Photo: Sam Tsang
Edwin Lau
Opinion

Opinion

Edwin Lau

Clear air is within Hong Kong’s grasp if authorities will do their job

  • The Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong 2035 is a laudable approach that will embrace the latest technology and provide the public with easily accessible information
  • Those tasked with executing the plan need clearly defined targets as taking several years to meet lowered expectations is no longer acceptable

Hong Kong Island, seen from Lei Yue Mun, sits shrouded in smog on June 6. Photo: Sam Tsang Hong Kong Island, seen from Lei Yue Mun, sits shrouded in smog on June 6. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong Island, seen from Lei Yue Mun, sits shrouded in smog on June 6. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Edwin Lau

Edwin Lau

Edwin Lau Che-feng is founder and executive director of The Green Earth. Mr Lau has been actively engaged in environmental protection work since the late 1980s and he founded The Green Earth in early 2016. He places great concern on pressing environmental issues related to waste management, air pollution, climate change and energy conservation. He initiated the first waste paper recycling programme in schools, and introduced the first set of three-colour waste recycling bins in a public housing estate in Hong Kong. In 2009, Mr Lau was awarded the Medal of Honour by the Hong Kong SAR government in recognition of his long-term contribution to the cause of environmental protection and education.