By Henry Williams.
Woman struggles to breath in Hong Kong.
The Better Air Quality conference, co-sponsored by Clean Air Asia, the Hong Kong Environmental Production Department and Hong Kong PolyU, was first held in Hong Kong 10 years ago. Hong Kong was then the leader in air quality management.
The event returns to the city on Wednesday despite the city’s failure to meet relatively lax air quality objectives planned 25 years ago. Attendees will be discussing the challenge of returning blue to the sky, despite endlessly growing populations.
Hong Kong’s government has been struggling to deal with pollution ever since the last conference closed it’s doors. The Chief Executive made a pledge last week to eradicate the problem of roadside air pollution within the next 12 months.
A 2010 survey, rated pollution in the city as the most dissatisfying amongst 150 countries.