10 October 2019
Ms Maisie Cheng Mei-sze, JP
Director of Environment Protection
16/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices
2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar
(By Email and Post)
Dear Ms Cheung,
Public Consultation on 2025 Air Quality Objectives Review
The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (“HKGCC”) welcomes and supports efforts by the Government to progressively tighten the Air Quality Objectives.
Despite improvements to air quality in recent years, there is still much to be done. It is notable that between July and October this year, the Environmental Protection Department issued multiple warnings of the ‘very high’ to ‘serious’ risks to health caused by air pollution. These warnings serve as a compelling reminder that air pollution remains very much a public health challenge that needs to be addressed through more ambitious targets and closer collaboration among businesses, civil society and policy makers.
We are pleased to submit for your consideration our suggestions for achieving better air quality in Hong Kong and look forward to working with the Government to take forward plans in this regard.
cc: Air Policy Group (1)
Public Consultation on 2025 Air Quality Objectives (“AQOs”) Review
Response by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
 http://www.chamber.org.hk/FileUpload/201909241043466962/Public Engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy, 20 Sep 19.pdf
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