Hong Kong’s air quality objectives were last updated in 2014. Photo: Sam Tsang

New air quality goals expected to bring in HK$33 billion in economic benefits for Hong Kong but green groups say objectives are too conservative

  • Proposed daily levels for key pollutants tightened, but number of times limits can be breached yearly rises drastically
  • Standards, once approved, will come into effect in 2020 for five years even though WHO guidelines slated to be revised soon
Topic |   Hong Kong air pollution

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Hong Kong’s air quality objectives were last updated in 2014. Photo: Sam Tsang
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