Tighten up the Air Quality Objectives

Clean Air Network (CAN) 健康空氣行動

Tighten up the Air Quality Objectives
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156 SIGNATURES OBTAINED, THIS CAMPAIGN ENDED ON October 14, 2017

Air Policy Group, Director of Environmental Protection,

In the past few years, the concentration level of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) has persistently exceeded the maximum number of exceedances allowed under Hong Kong’s Air Quality Objectives (AQOs) (details). However, under current mechanism, there is no consequence for the authority even with such continuous exceedance. Please submit the petition if you agree the government should enforce more stringent plans to lower numbers of exceedances allowed under HK AQOs.

 

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To Air Policy Group, Director of Environmental Protection,

We are hereby to demand the Environmental Bureau to tighten the Air Quality Objectives based on the primary purpose to safeguard public health. In the past few years, the concentration level of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) has persistently exceeded the maximum number of exceedances allowed under Hong Kong’s Air Quality Objectives (AQOs).However, under current mechanism, there is no consequence for the authority even with such continuous exceedances. The weak accountability has left the public health unprotected. Therefore, we call for,

  1. The Government has to enforce more stringent plans to lower numbers of exceedances allowed in respect of roadside pollutants under Hong Kong Air Quality Objectives (AQOs).
  2. Throughout policy, implementations to improve air quality, safeguarding public health should always be the first consideration instead of considering practicability and cost-effectiveness.
  3. The Government to extend existing lower emission zone in Central, Causeway Bay and Mongkok and prohibit polluting commercial or passenger vehicles from entering.
  4. The Government to accelerate transition of franchised buses to emission standard Euro VI or electric.
  5. The Government to implement electric road pricing scheme to internalize environmental and health cost on vehicle user based on polluter-pays principle.
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This petition was started by 健康空氣行動 Clean Air Network (CAN) on September 27, 2017, with an end date of October 14, 2017.

健康空氣行動(CAN) 是本港最關注空氣污染的非牟利團體,目標是為香港爭取健康的空氣,透過教育公眾及提倡不同的解決方案,藉以推動政策,達致目標。目前我們將關注重點放在路邊空氣污染,同時我們亦會密切留意及監察來自船舶、周邊地區及來自發電廠的污染。

Clean Air Network is an independent NGO that encourages the public to speak out about the health impacts of air pollution. Our vision is to build a Hong Kong with clean air. To achieve this vision, CAN dedicated to drive policy change by building knowledge, collaborating strategically and advocating solutions in a collaborative approach. Without losing sight on the pollution from regional activities, marine vessels and power plants, our current primary focus is on roadside pollution.


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