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  1. Environment bureau wins UN ozone-protection prize

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

    ... The national environmental bureau aims to halve the number of locally made ozone-damaging products by 2005 and to stop their production five years later. The announcement was made ... to officials of the world body's ozone-action programme, the prize recognises the bureau's efforts to cut emissions of chlorofluorocarbon compounds (CFCs), which have been blamed ...

  2. Bureau ditches HK$15b incinerator funding bid

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The Environment Bureau has abandoned its HK$23 billion funding request for what it says is an urgently needed waste incinerator and landfill expansion ... the south coast of Lantau, will face uncertain delays when they are left to the next government to decide as requested by lawmakers at an environment panel meeting. Despite the government's ...

  3. Bureau aims to reduce water waste with efficiency drive

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng About 1,300 government buildings and schools will be equipped with water-saving devices beginning this month, a move aimed at cutting their consumption by up to 10 per cent. The project, expected to take two years and cost HK$160 million, will co ...

  4. Bureau looking ahead seven months to rain-free Olympics

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... months' time. Top officials of the Beijing Meteorological Bureau confirmed that cloud-seeding would be used to guarantee the opening ceremony would not be washed out. The Games are being staged ... meteorologist Zhang Qiang said. The bureau's chief engineer, Wang Yubin said these chemical seeding agents posed no threat to health or safety. 'Ground and water samples taken after ...

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    Guangdong vows not to loosen rules on environment in pursuit of growth

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... of the province's dual goals of supporting massive industrial projects and improving the environment. Li Qing, head of the provincial Environmental Protection Bureau, said on the sidelines of the annual ... Guangdong putting economic development as a priority, to secure its top spot in terms of total economic output, we must have innovative mechanisms and measurements to protect the environment ...

  6. 'Green GDP' too difficult to measure, says National Bureau of Statistics' chief

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao National Bureau of Statistics chief Xie Fuzhan yesterday openly rejected the term 'green GDP', casting further uncertainty over Beijing's long-delayed efforts to calculate the huge environmental cost of its dazzling economic growth. 'We are researching how to calculate the cost to the environment and resources, such as water, land and forests, but we ...

  7. Expert calls for super bureau on climate

    Posted May 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bureau to take care of all this,' said Christine Hung, a spokeswoman for the party's air quality group. Civic Exchange chief executive Christine Loh Kung-wai said the policy bureau reorganisation might provide a significant opportunity to consider climate change policy and that an energy bureau could do the job. Friends of the Earth's Hahn Chu Hon-keung told the panel ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government contractors trash environment

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... to itself, the government is building a pagoda near Pak A Village. However, the contractors have shown no regard for the environment and have trashed the area with construction debris and lumps ... Bureau. When presented with photographic evidence of the despoilation, the bureau promptly conducted a site inspection and ordered the contractor to clear up the mess. We're told it is going ...

  9. Heaviest rainstorm in 400 years: bureau

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Paggie Leung

    ... Clifford Lo and Paggie Leung An overnight deluge left Aberdeen flooded yesterday. Fortunately, statistics show that level of storm happens just once every 430 years. The torrential rain that led to the first black rainstorm warning of the year was concent ...

  10. Environment chief will step down in latest merger

    Posted Sep 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau designed to save $8.85 million a year and improve efficiency. In the organisational shake-up, the department will replace the bureau's present environmental branch from April 1, with the director's powers transferred to the permanent secretary for the environment. Permanent Secretary Kwok Ka-keung will take on the extra title of director ...




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