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  1. Carbon crunch

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... of Europe's plan to deliver a 20 per cent cut in emissions by 2020 over 1990 levels, making it the global leader in fighting climate change. Earlier this month, Australia confirmed that it would ... than Europe's. Energy-intensive Australia committed itself to reduce emissions by 5 per cent of 2000 levels by 2020, but has said it will back a 15 per cent cut by then if other rich ...

  2. Best in snow- Luxury resorts in Europe

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott 1 Lenkerhof Alpine Resort, Italy In the picture-perfect Swiss town of Lenk can be found this five-star gem. Admire the Alpine views while feasting at the Spettacolo Restaurant (the 15-course menu should satisfy even the heartiest appetite) and ...

  3. Slim hopes for latest plan to jump-start Japan's economy

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... in revitalising the country's ailing economy. If so, they are optimistic. Last month, Kan's cabinet published its 69-page Blueprint for Revitalising Japan. In it, Kan's government pledged ... was widely blamed for pushing the economy into recession, and observers fear that raising the rate now will crush consumer demand. That will not only worsen the deficit, weak demand will make it even ...

  4. Business urges shift to low-carbon economy

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Hong Kong should set a carbon reduction target and adopt stringent laws to shift the city to a low-carbon economy, business leaders have urged. At the launch of a report yesterday, Cathay Pacific chief executive Tony Tyler, who is executive committee chairman of the Climate Change Business Forum, said many leading economies had committed to emission reduction targets ...

  5. HK air standards surpass Europe's in some respects

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter 'Air quality limits obsolete and harmful' (March 31). When setting air quality standards and objectives, ideally the lower the concentration of air pollutants the better. But there are no standards applicable to all countries. In publishing the air quality guidelines for Europe, the World Health Organisation says that a number of factors should ...

  6. Chrysler's lesson for emerging economies

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

    ... for emerging economies such as India and China. Their governments take nationalistic pride in their car industries; their growing middle class aspires to owning big and expensive cars as status ... facilities- for electric vehicles. The concentration of urban populations in mega cities such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chongqing and Tianjin could generate the economies of scale needed ...

  7. Taiwan in recession as economy shrinks 8.36pc

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan plunged into recession as its export-driven economy contracted at a record annual pace of 8.36 per cent in the fourth quarter, prompting the island's ... deteriorating global conditions as well as increasing exposure to slowing mainland growth. The Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics said the economy shrank at a much faster pace than ...

  8. Lawmakers urge clear road map to achieve a low-carbon economy

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Lawmakers yesterday endorsed a motion urging the government to set a clear road map and timetable to turn Hong Kong into a low-carbon economy. Moved by Civic Party chief ... to invest in a low-carbon economy, such as tapping into the multibillion-dollar global carbon-trading market. She also called for the opening of the power grid to renewable energy systems ...

  9. Baby steps towards greener economies

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson China's top legislature has just approved a new law designed to put production in what is now one of the world's four-biggest economies on a more sustainable ... people's health and the environment. Dubbed the 'circular' economy by officials, this is China's latest effort to go green by raising efficiency and harnessing alternative energy ...

  10. Economy more energy efficient, says report

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing has revised the mainland's energy-efficiency figure for last year, saying the economy wasted less energy than previously calculated. Energy usage per unit of gross domestic product was reduced 3.66 per cent- instead of the initial figure of 3.27 per cent- according to a report jointly released by the National Bureau of Statistics, ...




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