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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    EU urges China to roll out carbon trading nationwide ahead of 2020 target

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:01am by Li Jing

    ... the market scope, the more efficient the cap-and-trade system would be in reducing carbon emissions. In an interview with the South China Morning Post last week, Delbeke said senior Chinese officials need not worry, adding that the EU's own emission trading scheme only covered a part of its total carbon emissions. The EU has embarked on the €5 million (HK$53 million) initiative to help ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen to hold first-ever auction of carbon permits

    Posted May 28th 2014, 12:50pm by Reuters

    ... big emitters meet their targets under an emissions trading scheme. But speculators who had bought permits in the market in the hope of selling them to emitters at a profit, said the minimum ... according to a statement by the China Emissions Exchange, which runs the market. “The auctioned permits can only be used for compliance, they cannot be traded in the market,” it said. The fresh ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com WWF-Hong Kong says sales to mainland down 90pc because of pressure from green groups and possibly campaign against extravagance Trade in shark fins drops off sharply Trade in shark fins from Hong Kong to mainland China dropped by almost 90 per cent last year, a green group revealed. Overall imports to Hong Kong fell 35 per cent compared with 2012, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmentalist calls for help building online database of Hong Kong's wildlife

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by AUDREY SZE

    ... for dolphins that have been washed ashore. In between, she is also working on documentary on the ivory trade. "I find it heartbreaking that people don't appreciate the environment," she ...

  5. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese demand for furniture 'decimates' rosewood stocks in Mekong region, activists say

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Illegal logging to meet demand for status symbol could wipe out tree species, say campaigners Chinese furniture trade decimating rosewood stocks Runaway ... the average salary in the poor village areas they are drawn from. "The soaring value of Siamese rosewood has spurred a dramatic rise in illegal logging in an international criminal trade ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban all ivory sales, conservation groups urge government

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Administrative Region," said the letter signed by Hong Kong for Elephants co-founder Alex Hofford and actress Sharon Kwok Sau-wan. Since a 1989 worldwide ban on the international trade in ivory, ... should follow Beijing's example. In December, China and 30 other countries at a summit in Botswana signed an agreement that rendered the trade of ivory a serious crime, enforceable under ...

  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Alarm over threat from huge new 22,000 resort in Baja California

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:27am by AP

    ... International Trade Group, suggests the project is backed by the Chinese government, and says it has US$3.6 billion to spend on the resort. "In accordance with the agreements signed in recent ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China approves jail for consumers of rare wild animals: official media

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 09:42am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... wealthy Asian consumers has been blamed for helping to fuel the trade. In February, the global environmental watchdog International Union for Conservation of Nature, based in Switzerland, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to burn first part of seized ivory stockpile in May ceremony

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the international trade being banned in 1989. Committee members have suggested that a "conservation celebrity"- British primatologist Jane Goodall is one name mentioned- be invited to officiate ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban shark fin imports, Philippine Airlines urged after 'illegal' shipment found in Sheung Wan

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 07:06pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... them to publicly commit to ending the trade. Overall imports of shark fins to Hong Kong fell 35 per cent last year compared with 2012, WWF-Hong Kong says. The fall comes amid a crackdown by the central government on extravagance and corruption, and pressure by environmental groups to stamp out the trade. The letter says the airline “directly contradicts” its commitment to sustainable ...




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