Citizen Clean Air Plan

The Citizen Clean Air Plan aims to develop a conversation with the Government, and inspire discussion among different sectors, including the business, professional, academic, and the community to collate their views on how they can do their parts to clean air.

With unprecedented global and regional momentum on green recovery, the society at large has a strong expectation of the HKSAR Government’s new “Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong 2035”. Since the launch of the Clean Air Plan (“CAP 2013”), by the Environment Bureau in 2013, it has provided a vision and strategic framework for the society to progress towards the go

With varying degrees of success to control multiple air pollutants and initiate systemic changes, new and fundamental problems have also emerged since the launch of the CAP 2013. Key questions being asked are, what is still inadequate to achieve clean air, and how should we define the success of the next phase of initiatives to clean the air of Hong Kong? Clean Air Network drafted the Citizen Clean Air Plan 2021 with the purpose to illustrate our perspectives and findings on the pressing questions.

There are two parts of the Citizen Clean Air Plan:
  1. The first part will review how the HKSAR Government has tackled air pollution since the launch of the CAP 2013, to determine where progress has been made, and where it has not. The findings in the first part will help us to identify the gaps where we need to pay stronger attention to, in order to achieve bigger impacts.
  2. The second part will set out the aspiration and conditions to define the success of the next phase of initiatives towards cleaning the air.

There are two parts of the Citizen Clean Air Plan:

The Citizen Clean Air Plan also mapped two routes to make further achievements on cleaning the air.

Firstly, we urge the HKSAR Government to establish ambitious clean air goals which are comparable to global cities and complying with the most stringent standard of the World Health Organization’s Air Quality Guidelines, to contribute to a truly liveable super region with cleaner air and lower carbon, and to migrate to an exposure-based air pollution management paradigm, that will more effectively protect public health.

Secondly, we also call for the civil society, including the professionals, the academics, the public and private sectors, to work hand in hand, and address specific issues that affect the community on a daily basis but are currently out of reach by the Government policy.

Initiated by:
Clean Air Network
Supported by:
CHEST Delegation Hong Kong and Macau Limited
Hong Kong Lung Foundation
Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Respirology and Allergy
Hong Kong Thoracic Society
The Hong Kong Medical Association