Cleaner air for Hong Kong still a distant prospect

NOW we all know the air in Hong Kong isn’t great – but what’s the Government going to do about it?

According to the South China Morning Post this week, Hong Kong will not be getting its long-awaited set of new air-quality targets until next year – though, it has unveiled plans to meet them by 2020.

That it will take seven years to make a real difference to the city’s unhealthy roadside pollution reflects inaction in the past. Critics have said the plan mainly rehashes old ideas. But at least it promises action according to a timetable for which Leung Chun-ying’s administration can be held accountable.

To read the full report, click here.

Elsewhere, it was reported on Tuesday that poor air quality is responsible for more than 3,400 deaths in Ireland. The full report can be read here.

Scary, right?


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