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14 Feb 2018

How to Improve Air Quality in the Region?

The 5th International Symposium on Regional Air Quality Management in Rapidly Developing Economic Regions Hong Kong Forum was held on 20 Nov 2017 at HKUST to discuss how to solve the air pollution problems in the region.

Prof. YUAN Zibing of School of Environment and Energy of Guangzhou’s South China University of Technology suggested that, regional governments should take the opportunity of Greater Bay Area economic integration to extend the collaboration to environmental protection like uniforming the air quality management and standards in the region.  

Prof. Jimmy FUNG, Head of Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR) of HKUST, also supported in setting a common air quality standards for the region which will continue to be tightened in the future.  He believed that it could be an incentive for both China and Hong Kong Governments to keep improving national/reginal air quality standards.

Prof. Alexis LAU of ENVR urged the Hong Kong government to set up hundreds more air pollution sensors cross the city to better monitor air quality as there are only 16 air quality monitoring stations currently which are not enough to reflect the air quality of a specific location. 

News coverage:

RTHK Radio 3 Hong Kong Today: Call for air quality monitoring to become part of Smart HK

MASTVNET: 粵港澳大灣區建設成為國家發展重要戰略 而環境質量備受關注

Sky Post: 科大新App測污染 尋空氣清新路徑

South China Morning Post: Coordinate Greater Bay Area’s environmental standards as the economies integrate, experts urge

RTHK Radio 3 News: Government urged to cover city with air quality sensors

Hong Kong Economic Times: 學者冀增空氣監測站 未來可藉手機預知附近空氣質素

  • The 5th International Symposium on Regional Air Quality Management in Rapidly Developing Economic Regions Hong Kong Forum was held on 20 Nov 2017 at HKUST to discuss how to solve the air pollution problems in the region

  • Prof. Alexis LAU of Division of Environment and Sustainability of HKUST

  • Prof. YUAN Zibing of School of Environment and Energy at Guangzhou’s South China University of Technology