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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    C.Y. targets four most urgent problems facing Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung, Stuart Lau

    ... up under a soon-to-be-revived Commission on Poverty, which is expected to define a poverty line for Hong Kong. But Leung said there was little the government and employers could do if Hong ... Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung and Stuart Lau Chief executive identifies housing, environment, poverty and the elderly as serious problems but stands firm on old-age allowance concessions Leung ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 5, 2012

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... to help people develop a commitment to nature and the need to protect our vulnerable planet. Leung Kit-yan, Diamond Hill   Establishing a poverty line is so important There has been heated debate ... then the government will be forced to raise taxes and then everyone suffers. It is also important for the government to establish an official and internationally recognised poverty line, so that it can ...

  3. Commission to study wind resources

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Commission's energy research, said such an estimate was unreliable. 'The figures are quite misleading and should only be used as a reference because they were derived by modifying data from ... resources, compared with 600,000 square kilometres of the wind-rich Xinjiang, Heilongjiang and Inner Mongolia regions. Mr Li said the commission planned to set up several thousand recorders by 2010 ...

  4. 14 areas targeted in plan to improve lives of poor

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Beijing has designated 14 areas, mostly mountainous and populated by ethnic minorities, as its 'major battlefields' in the fight against poverty in the next 10 years. They include Tibet, southern Xinjiang and a southwestern region hit by bad soil erosion, according to a government exhibition on poverty alleviation efforts in the past decade ...

  5. The poverty problem

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to environmental problems. But Haiti's huge environmental problem is caused by poverty. If Haiti were a rich country, deforestation would not be such a problem. Haiti is one of the poorest countries ... consumption or by poverty. But in both cases, technology usually has a solution. ...

  6. Chance to join 100 million people in standing up against poverty

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in support of poverty elimination. Those who turn up at the Lei Cheng Uk playground in Sham Shui Po at 6.45pm today will join up to 100 million people in more than 150 countries with the aim of setting a world record for collective action against poverty. The event is part a three-day Green Earth Mission Stand Up Take Action event organised by the local Art of Living chapter ...

  7. Province battles dual nightmares: black skies, 1m below poverty line

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... 58 per cent of the provincial economic output. About 20 per cent of the province's total population, or 1.04 million people, live below the official poverty line, mostly in rural and mountain areas, with more than 60 per cent concentrated in the source regions of the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang (Mekong) rivers. Eliminating poverty remained the biggest challenge ...

  8. Earth's riches

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... This year's summit promoted the use of green economic measures to eradicate poverty. The resultant 53-page declaration, 'The Future We Want', has been criticised as restating known positions ... be misleading, as countries could grow in the short term by running down their 'natural capital', thus endangering growth in the long term. The UN Statistical Commission has worked on a new ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Health and economic fallout from climate change is already here, study says

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... to deaths from malnutrition, poverty and their associated diseases. Air pollution caused by the use of fossil fuels is also separately contributing to the deaths of at least 4.5 million people ... group, a non-governmental body from Europe, and the global Climate Vulnerable Forum. It was written by more than 50 scientists, economists and policy experts, and commissioned by 20 governments. ...

  10. Protecting species cuts poverty: study

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Saving pandas, gorillas or tigers is not just about protecting an endangered species from extinction, but also about reducing poverty and improving the lives of local ... that environmental activities carried out by WWF have helped eradicate poverty and hunger, as well as promote sustainable development in rural areas of countries such as China, Nepal and India. The case ...




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