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  1. Hong Kong is hiding behind spineless conservation treaty

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It was upsetting to learn that the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department felt it necessary to stay friends with the industry that trades shark fins ('Officials refuse ... that not enough proof exists to make strong regulations. Should Hong Kong be hiding behind such a spineless conservation system? One of the biggest social contributions Hong Kong could give to the global ...

  2. Trawling ban is Tsang's greatest contribution to conservation

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that it will be remembered as the outstanding contribution of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's administration to conservation. Make no mistake, bottom trawling- which involves dragging a heavy net along the sea floor- ...

  3. Hong Kong needs an advocate for conservation not a car salesman

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The media has been full of reports in which Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah has praised electric cars. Mr Yau's portfolio covers environmental protection, nature conservation, energy and sustainable development. There is no mention of promoting the car industry. He says electric cars are cheap to run and that the registration-tax waiver has been extended ...

  4. New strategy to conserve water could save 236m cubic metres annually by 2030

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai About 236 million cubic metres of water could be saved annually by 2030 under planned measures to conserve precious water resources and reduce the city's reliance ... in conservation before expanding supplies from sources such as commercial scale desalination or water recycling. 'There will be sufficient water supplies in the next 20 years, but that doesn't ...

  5. Poor track record when it comes to marine conservation

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in fact reflects the state of Hong Kong's dismal marine conservation efforts. With all its outlying islands surrounded by the South China Sea, Hong Kong boasts a rich and valuable marine ... and Conservation Department's sloppy handling of the whale shark incident last month. Under our current leadership, Hong Kong, the 'world city', short-sightedly pursues material and economic ...

  6. Energy conservation campaign recharged

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But a green group says focus should be on renewable energy CLP Power yesterday unveiled new initiatives to reinvigorate a 10-year-old programme designed to boost awareness of energy efficiency and conservation in Hong Kong. The company claims the energy-saving message of its PowerWise programme has raised the environmental awareness of up to 250,000 members of the community ...

  7. Switch on to conservation

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh The solution to a problem depends on how one sees the problem. Concern about the debate over electricity reform arises from how the problems are framed. For those who think the current Scheme of Control that regulates CLP Power and Hong Kong ...

  8. Hong Kong should begin to conserve water now

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With guaranteed freshwater supplies from our neighbouring province, Hong Kong has not had to face water rationing since 1982. As responsible citizens we should do our part by conserving water. ... was cut to four hours every four days. Conservation of water should begin now. SAM LEE, director, programme development, WWF Hong Kong City not just a business Francis Chong Wing-charn argued ...

  9. Australia defends inclusion of air pollution in new travel warning

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs had included a notice about air pollution in Hong Kong as a health issue as part of an updated alert on Monday. It warned that air pollution levels could ...

  10. Australia seeks a climate of persuasion

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... [carbon] pricing. I actually believe it will come country by country, and not by a global agreement.' Professor Garnaut disagrees. Under his plan, Australia should move quickly to introduce ... unless China plays a substantial role from an early date.' The message that Professor Sachs conveyed to Australia is manna from heaven for those who argue that Australia should not sacrifice ...




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