What is Clean Air Network?
Clean Air Network Limited is an independent NGO that encourages the public to speak out about the health impacts of air pollution. CAN is a company limited by guarantee, with its own board, finances and staff. Civic Exchange, www.civic-exchange.org, is assisting the establishment process, but will not run CAN in the long-term.
The birth of CAN
The idea to create CAN followed a strong public response to Civic Exchange’s conference on air pollution “The Air We Breathe – a Public Health Dialogue” held in January 2009, organized by Civic Exchange and funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. 81 delegates from HK, the Mainland and around the world convened an Experts Symposium on Air Quality and Health, where the experts came from a range of disciplines, including health, atmospheric science, biochemistry, politics, economics, law, and policy. The next day, 425 members of the public gathered at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre for a dialogue on air pollution and public health. The participants of “The Air We Breathe” felt that an organization was needed to harness the increasing groundswell of concern in Hong Kong about air pollution, in order to effect change at the highest level of government.
Thus, Clean Air Network was born.
You can access the content presented during the conference here.
We are a NETWORK bringing together and amplifying the voices of individuals, groups and organizations and together we urge the Government to act immediately to clean our air.
Get the CAN Kit
The CAN Kit comprises:
- What CAN is and what we stand for
- Information about our board
- Air pollution facts
- Government action and what CAN is doing
- How you can make a difference and the petition sheet
By printing out this kit and distributing it to your friends and family, you will equip them with the tools and resources needed to spread CAN’s word and make a difference to the air we breathe.
CAN’s Board of Directors:
Chairman and Treasurer – Mr. Stephen Wong
Secretary – Dr. Anthony Ng
Ms. Karen Loh
Ms. Lisa Genasci
CAN’s Board Members:
Ms. Joanne Ooi
Mr. Markus Shaw