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Hong Kong's air quality has been improving steadily in recent years as a result of the implementation of a wide range of measures aimed at reducing emissions from vehicles, marine vessels and power plants. Concentrations of major air pollutants have dropped by about 30% at roadside and between 30% and 50% at ambient levels.

To meet the targets of the World Health Organization's Air Quality Guidelines, the Government reviews its Air Quality Objectives (AQOs) at least once every five years to determine the need for new and additional air quality improvement measures and to assess the scope for enhancing AQOs for the next five-year period.

The Government has completed a review of the prevailing AQOs at the end of 2018 and, in that connection, launched a 3-month public consultation on 12 July 2019 to solicit public's views on review findings and recommendations to tighten the AQOs.

The Chamber is delighted to have invited Mr Dave Ho, Assistant Director (Air Policy) of the Environmental Protection Department, to share the Government's review process, findings and recommendations. Participants will also have the opportunity of hearing from Mr Patrick Fung, CEO of Clean Air Network, who will be commenting on the Government's proposals.

Speaker(s) Dave Ho joined the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) of the HKSAR Government in 1995. Over the years, Mr. Ho has worked in different areas of air quality management including air quality science and monitoring, air policy formulation and air pollution control. He is now the head of Air Policy Division of EPD responsible for the formulation of air policy and implementation of air pollution control on motor vehicles, power plants, marine vessels, non-road mobile machinery, volatile organic compound-containing products and ozone depleting substances, and implementation of indoor air quality management programme.

Patrick Fung joined Clean Air Network since 2011 and succeeded the role as CEO in 2016. Currently he also serves in the steering committee of non-profit Walk DVRC, and was appointed by the HKSAR Government to become member of the Air Quality Objectives Review Working Group during 2016-18. Patrick graduated from the School of Journalism and Communication of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Language English
Date and Time 2019/09/26 12:30 to 14:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Karen Au
Tel: 28231200
Fee Members @ HK$190 / Non-Members @ HK$400
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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