Hong Kong Environment - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Environment - current issues

air and water pollution from rapid urbanization; urban waste pollution; industrial pollution

Air pollutants

carbon dioxide emissions: 43.64 megatons (2016 est.)

Climate

subtropical monsoon; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall

Land use

agricultural land: 5% (2018 est.)

arable land: 3.2% (2018 est.)

permanent crops: 0.9% (2018 est.)

permanent pasture: 0.9% (2018 est.)

forest: 0% (2018 est.)

other: 95% (2018 est.)

Revenue from forest resources

forest revenues: 0% of GDP (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 172

Revenue from coal

coal revenues: 0% of GDP (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 112

Urbanization

urban population: 100% of total population (2021)

rate of urbanization: 0.58% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

Waste and recycling

municipal solid waste generated annually: 5,679,816 tons (2015 est.)

municipal solid waste recycled annually: 1,931,138 tons (2016 est.)

percent of municipal solid waste recycled: 34% (2016 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Hong Kong on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hong Kong 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hong Kong 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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