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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    It's been my most sobering year, says Christine Loh

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... It's been my most sobering year, says Christine Loh For Christine Loh Kung-wai, her first year in the government has proved to be the "most sobering" time of her life. The mood has ... aspirations to improve the environment. A year later, Loh, scarred by the ongoing landfill extension saga, has found that implementing policy is every bit as challenging as setting it. "One huge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1311012/its-been-my-most-sobering-year-says-christine-loh
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Christine Loh pledges targets on food waste recycling by end of the year

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... for the Environment Christine Loh Kung-wai said. The move will go some way to tackling public concerns about whether there will be alternative ways to dispose of food when the Environment Bureau introduces charges for the disposal of household waste by 2016. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Loh said food waste was an important aspect of the overall waste management strategy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1311144/christine-loh-pledges-targets-food-waste-recycling-end-year
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Christine Loh offers time frame for cleaner fuel law for ocean vessels

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... at the earliest. Undersecretary for the Environment Christine Loh Kung-wai made these remarks at a forum yesterday when challenged by green activists about emission levels after the Kai Tak cruise terminal ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Cruise ships could see change next year, but power facilities at Kai Tak will take longer Loh offers time frame for cleaner fuel law It will take several years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1132521/christine-loh-offers-time-frame-cleaner-fuel-law-ocean-vessels
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Christine Loh wants a more holistic strategy to fight air pollution

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Christine Loh says government must go beyond reducing exhaust emissions and take a more holistic approach to reducing air pollution Car-free zones, ... is to become more breathable, the undersecretary for the environment says. Christine Loh Kung-wai highlighted steps that would complement the city's focus on phasing out old diesel vehicles, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1098347/christine-loh-wants-more-holistic-strategy-fight-air-pollution
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Christine Loh blames poor air quality on past governments' passivity

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Government is confident of meeting new targets despite past failings, environment official says Past officials too passive about bad air, Loh says Previous governments have been too passive in updating the city's air quality standards, Undersecretary for the Environment Christine Loh Kung-wai told lawmakers yesterday. Speaking to the Legislative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1100103/christine-loh-blames-poor-air-quality-past-governments-passivity
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    City has enough air quality index stations, but more are being planned

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... to have specific air quality readings in the districts where they live, Undersecretary for Environment Christine Loh Kung-wai said. She was speaking at a Legislative Council public accounts ... "Logically speaking, if resources allow, the more data you collect, the better it is for scientific purposes," he said. Loh replied: "We may add more stations according to the public's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1103144/city-has-enough-air-quality-index-stations-more-are-being-planned
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmental groups' legal threat 'silences' officials on Tai Po beach plans

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Christine Loh blames prospect of legal action for refusal to answer lawmakers' questions Officials silent onTai Po beach plans The government cannot answer ... Christine Loh Kung-wai was speaking as she and other officials continued to defend the plan for the beach on the shores of Tolo Harbour at Lung Mei while lawmakers raised questions about water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1094687/environmental-groups-legal-threat-silences-officials-tai-po-beach
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plan to give Hong Kong world-class air quality in 7 years

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... warned that nitrogen dioxide levels would still exceed the new standard despite falling 40 per cent to 75 micrograms. Undersecretary for the Environment Christine Loh Kung-wai said the unique character of the city, with its high population and building density, made it difficult to tackle a nitrogen dioxide problem that also plagued London. Loh said rectifying it might require tougher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1202217/government-unveils-plan-give-hk-world-class-roadside-air-quality-7
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Air pollution plan not a rehash, says government

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... said the road map- billed as the most comprehensive plan yet to improve Hong Kong's air quality- features very few new ideas or measures. Undersecretary for the environment Christine Loh Kung-wai defended the strategy. "[The plan] shows the strong intensity and determination of the government and what our priorities are," Loh said. One new measure, outlined by Secretary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1202121/air-pollution-plan-not-rehash-says-government
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to spend HK$31b to solve waste crisis

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... environment minister Christine Loh Kung-wai gave the first clear indication that incineration remained a priority as the government seeks an ultimate solution to the city's waste crisis. But the target date for commissioning the waste-burner- 2021 at the latest- is about three years later than proposed by the previous government. Loh also gave no indication whether the proposed site had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1133346/hk31b-bid-solve-hong-kong-waste-crisis

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