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Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong 2035

The Environment Bureau issued the Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong 2035 with the vision of “Healthy Living.Low-carbon Transformation.World Class”. It leads Hong Kong to a liveable city with air quality on par with major international cities by 2035.

Graduates Subsidy Programme 2021

Subsidise private companies and suitable organisations to employ fresh graduates working in areas related to environmental protection, and to nurture talents for meeting needs on various environmental fronts. Around 300 jobs are benefited and application opens on 2 July. For details, please check here.

2020 Beach Water Quality Report published today (1 April 2021)

The water quality of all gazetted beaches in Hong Kong has achieved the required standard for bathing waters for eleven consecutive years since 2010. As reported in the 2020 Beach Water Quality Report, this achievement is brought about through years of efforts to implement pollution abatement measures.  The report can be viewed at the EPD website.

Hong Kong Roadmap on Popularisation of Electric Vehicles

The Environment Bureau issued the Hong Kong Roadmap on Popularisation of Electric Vehicles with the vision of “Zero Carbon Emissions.Clean Air.Smart City”. It outlines the strategies and measures of promoting electric vehicles development with a view to attaining zero vehicular emissions before 2050.

Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035

The Environment Bureau promulgated the Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035 on February 8, 2021, with the vision of “Waste Reduction.Resources Circulation.Zero Landfill”.  It outlines the strategies, targets and actions to tackle the waste management challenges up to 2035.

2019 Reports on Marine and River Water Quality in Hong Kong Published

The reports provide an overview of the state of Hong Kong's marine waters and rivers in 2019. For details on marine water quality, please see the 2019 marine report. For details on river water quality, please see the 2019 river report.

Control on import and export of mercury to start on 1 November 2020

In order to effectively fulfill the requirements of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, import and export of mercury will be subject to license control under the Import and Export (General) Regulations starting from 1 November 2020.  Please visit EPD’s relevant webpage for more information.

EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme

To promote installation of electric vehicle charging-enabling infrastructure in car parks of existing private residential buildings, the Environment Protection Department has launched the EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme (“EHSS”). For details, please visit the website of EHSS.

Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2030+

The Environment Bureau launched Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2030+ on January 20, 2017, which outlines the longer-term action in combating climate change. It also sets out Hong Kong’s carbon emission reduction target for 2030.  For details of the Action Plan, please click here.

"Waste Cooking Oils" (WCO) Recycling Administrative Registration Scheme

The “Waste Cooking Oils” (WCO) Recycling Administrative Registration Scheme accepts registration applications now. This Scheme aims to promote recycling and enhance the overall operational standard of the local WCO recycling industry, as well as to safeguard public health. For details, please click here.

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