Green groups angered by ‘half-hearted’ approach after objectives finally endorsed. They fall short of WHO standards and won’t take effect for another two years.
Hong Kong’s clean-air targets will be toughened for the first time in a quarter of a century from 2014, but they will still fall short of World Health Organisation standards.
Environmentalists criticised the long delay in …
For Immediate Release
Today, Hong Kong University held a press conference to deliver a damning indictment of the government’s proposed new air quality objective. (The original press release is attached.) Far from protecting our health, these new “protective” guidelines, if fully exploited, would permit even higher levels of sulphur dioxide (SO2) than present and lead to, possibly, great harmer to …
“The Ombudsman will investigate why the government has yet to set new air quality objectives even though it conducted a review of air standards three years ago and took public comment last year.”
“The investigation may be the first by the Ombudsman into possible misadministration in how environment officials handle air pollution policy.”
At present, Hong Kong’s Air Quality O …