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  1. Cathay Pacific boss warns on E.U. carbon tax

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to Europe. Andrew Herdman, director general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, and Giovanni Bisignani, director general and chief executive of IATA, voiced their opposition to the scheme. ... Cathay Pacific Airways has warned that plans by the European Union to introduce an emissions trading scheme from January next year sets a 'dangerous precedent' by applying a tax ...

  2. Cathay Pacific launches carbon credits scheme for passengers

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways yesterday became the first Asian airline to allow passengers to voluntarily buy carbon credits to offset the greenhouse gasses released by their air travel. Cathay ... and the site will then calculate the number of tonnes of carbon emissions they are responsible for. Offset credits can then be bought using various currencies or Asia Miles. An economy class journey ...

  3. Pacific Basin says new ship orders address green concerns

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... China and Asia, he said. 'As a result, we expect demand for roll-on/roll-off vessels will grow in Asia,' said Mr Hext. Pacific Basin ordered four roll-on/roll-off vessels in December ... Charlotte So Specialist dry cargo shipping company Pacific Basin Shipping believes the four roll-on/roll-off vessels it has ordered will help address challenging environmental issues ...

  4. Massive whirlpool concentrates 'soup' of garbage in Pacific

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... as a lot of waste has degenerated into pebble-size particles. The area's low density hides it from satellites. Of the five ocean gyres, the biggest is in the North Pacific. Asia and North ... Amy Nip Currents in the North Pacific Ocean move rubbish into calm seas, where it accumulates to form the Plastic Vortex. The North Pacific Subtropical Gyre is an oval-shaped vortex of air ...

  5. Asia must spend wisely to protect poor from climate risks

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... zone, including almost 20per cent of the region's urban residents. There's no question that the scale of the climate challenges facing Asia and the Pacific is daunting- especially ... to help cope with changes in climate, we are convinced we cannot hope to reduce poverty, let alone increase sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Asia and the Pacific, without addressing ...

  6. Catastrophe laps at doorway of low-lying Pacific nation

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Sopoanga. 'Coastal areas of big countries in Asia will also be affected. It's worse for us because we are low lying and in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, with nowhere to run to.' ... Record tides and salt-poisoned crops are forcing the people of Tuvalu to face up to their bleak fate, writes Nick Squires As deputy prime minister of the South Pacific nation of Tuvalu, ...

  7. Asia's resolve to seek nuclear energy remains unshaken, post Fukushima

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to mitigate global warming and reduce health hazards to their people. Asia-Pacific's large and growing energy needs also demand a continued use of nuclear energy and the expansion of this sector ... cautious about nuclear energy, but has not been a game- changer in Asia, particularly the Asia-Pacific. Asian nations that had strong reasons for opting for this energy prior to March 2011 remain ...

  8. Tapping the power of a US-East Asia alliance

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... And with the Korean Peninsula having narrowly avoided war, we must find ways to seek out a common ground to ratchet down the pressure. And in one critical area, the interests of the major Pacific powers ... it is spending US$12.6 million every hour to capture the leading edge of this technology revolution. A US-East Asia energy council, with representation from industry, could bring parties together ...

  9. World attention turns to Asia's carbon emissions

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... greenhouse gases in the atmosphere despite the economic slump, and the projections for a further massive rise as growth resumes, particularly in Asia. The top US energy forecaster reported last week ... for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)- most of which are among the richest and most advanced economies in the world- were declining relative to those of non-OECD developing nations. Asia ...

  10. Rise in sea levels increases economic stakes for Asia

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... that Asia- because of its extensive coastline, many mega deltas, big port cities and dense population- will be the region by far the most seriously affected by such a rise. A 1-metre increase in sea ... cities exposed to coastal flooding in the 2070s would be in Asia, with four of them in China- Guangzhou, Shanghai, Tianjin and Ningbo (with a total flood-exposed population of 23 million). ...




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