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  1. Merrill's green financier sees mission in emissions

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... is witnessed across many regions of the world. The drive to reduce greenhouse gases- and prevent what many fear will be a global catastrophe- is creating increasingly sophisticated emission trading schemes and attracting the attention of the world's biggest finance companies. Abyd Karmali, appointed global head of carbon emissions of Merrill Lynch in August last year, has a ringside ...

  2. Action on air pollution

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to tackle air pollution and is taking strong actions locally and with Guangdong. Locally, our comprehensive control programme to reduce vehicle emissions includes the LPG taxi programme; particulate reduction device retrofit programme for old diesel vehicles; incentive programme for replacing diesel light buses with LPG or electric vehicles; adoption of the Euro III emission standards ...

  3. Lifting the clouds over our businesses

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to abide by the stricter emission and waste-disposal standards set by the Hong Kong government. But we only need to look into the records to see how serious pollution in Hong Kong's industrial ... monthly magazine. His is a simple idea about corporate responsibility: what if we encourage Hong Kong investors in the Pearl River Delta to apply our more stringent environmental standards ...

  4. Geopark to enforce tougher standards

    Posted Jan 28th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Hong Kong's geopark in Sai Kung and northeastern New Territories will follow a tightened national planning guideline and introduce a wireless audio-guide system to minimise artificial structures being sited on rocks, a conservation officer s ...

  5. Enforcement of higher building standards urged

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The mainland should upgrade the standard of buildings and schools in earthquake-prone areas and better enforce those standards, the UN resident co-ordinator for China, Khalid ... organisations, consulates and central government representatives on post-quake reconstruction in Sichuan, Mr Malik said the problem was not only about upgrading standards, but also about 'making ...

  6. New standards make modern buildings safer, says professor

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... They have blamed the destruction on shoddy construction and say developers may have cut corners. But a retired architecture professor says a recent change in construction standards may have saved ... everywhere in that era. The only way to make sense of the collapses is that industry standards have declined.' Both agreed that authorities should make sure that nothing goes wrong ...

  7. CAAC places 2005 focus on improving safety standards

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Top ministry official says consolidation looms as the industry adjusts to growth Beijing's top aviation official has pledged that 2005 will be a year of consolidation for mainland airlines and airports, with priority on refocusing the indus ...

  8. Nuclear power not ideal but it may still be best bet

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... standards have improved markedly since the Fukushima reactor was built 40 years ago. And there is no suggestion of problems with mainland facilities. Still, Japan's crisis is reason to redouble inspections, review and, if necessary, revise. If the crisis was in a far-flung country with low standards, there would be less concern. The world's worst nuclear accident happened almost 25 years ...

  9. Standard bearer sticks to the official script

    Posted Dec 20th 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Jane Moir IF YOU WERE to take a sampling of newspaper articles and commentary about Standard Chartered at random, there is a very high chance that at least one would contain the following ... chief executive. The two go back a long way, having worked together at Citibank before Mr Davies left and eventually lured Mr Sullivan to Standard Chartered. But there had been no noses put out ...

  10. An environmental credit crunch

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... denial of anything real except pandering to pampered lifestyles. The attitude from Beijing is, by these standards, more measured. China has finally admitted that its greenhouse emissions have ... that is, the area available to produce our resources and capture our emissions, which would keep the Earth's biosystem in balance- is 2.1 hectares per person. But the actual footprint per ...




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