Christine Loh, Alexis Lau and CM Wong discuss a report on Relative Significance of Local vs. Regional Sources: Hong Kong's Air Pollution.
No matter how one chooses to measure it, the air quality in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta has deteriorated rapidly over the past 20 years. For the layman, the distance one can see is a good indicator of air quality. The deterioration of Hong Kong's air quality has resulted in a steady increase in the number of hazy days.
As the air quality grows worse, questions arise about where the pollution is coming from, and what can be done about it. How significant are local and regional pollution sources for Hong Kong's air quality? The answer to this question is complex, and in fact can be quite different depending on how one approaches the problem- Civic Exchange
Dr. Alexis Lau
Director, Atmospheric Research Center, HKUST
Manager, Environmental Central Facility, Institute for the Environment, HKUST
Christine Loh is the founder and CEO of Civic Exchange, an independent, non-profit public policy think tank. Loh has an English law degree and a Masters of Law degree in Chinese and Comparative Law. She has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Law, honoris causa, by her alma mater, the University of Hull.
Loh has worked in many areas, including law, business, politics, media, and the non-profit sector, but is best known as a leading voice in public policy in Hong Kong, particularly in promoting democracy and environmental protection.
In January 200,7 she was named as Hong Kong Business's "Woman of the Year for 2006."
Dr. Chit-Ming Wong
Dr Chit-Ming Wong is a biostatistician working in public health at the University of Hong Kong since 1982. He is in charge of biostatistics teaching and consultation. His research interests are in statistical modeling for population based spatial and temporal data in environmental health studies. He is a coordinator and principal investigator for several regional collaborative research studies on the health impact of air pollution and influenza.