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  1. Global Timber assures compliance with environmental laws

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 05:18pm

    ... supply network worldwide, Global Timber guarantees strict compliance with international environmental regulations. "We spend significant resources setting up our due diligence system," says Peter Bæk, managing director of Global Timber. "We make sure that our suppliers comply with the laws in their countries. This is our obligation, and this is how it should be." ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's beefed up environmental law welcome, but still needs bite

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Environmental law needs bite A law held in contempt and observed in the breach can seem worse than no law at all. Lax enforcement of environmental laws and weak penalties for breaking them are an example. Environmental experts say law-enforcement bodies are likely to ignore violations if polluters have the right connections. When they do prosecute, fines are capped ...

  3. Cone day gives a free lick to group's bid for environmental law update

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... to support their environmental causes. Last year the group handed out almost 10,000 free scoops of Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, Phish Food and other flavours. The cause this year, the Clean Air Foundation, is a non-profit organisation that has filed a for judicial review of environmental laws and policies, arguing that they breach the Basic Law and international human rights law ...

  4. Environmental law runs into stubborn opposition

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing A draft law aimed at expanding the power of China's top environmental watchdog and introducing an impact assessment system has met strong opposition from officials across the mainland. Pan Yue, a deputy director of the State Environmental Protection Administration, said despite the lack of co-operation and opposition from powerful interest groups ...

  5. Missing link

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Planners are scratching their heads over how to link the former airport site at Kai Tak to neighbouring areas across the water without contravening environmental laws. Do you have any suggestions? Write to us ...

  6. Energy law details divide between state and private control of sector

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Beijing has revealed more details of its much-anticipated energy law, saying private sector involvement in the industry will be encouraged but state control will be maintained in areas linked to national security. Ye Rongsi, the deputy head of the law's drafting team, told China Petroleum magazine that state control would be maintained in areas deemed to be natural ...

  7. Traffic, not bridge, 'cause of pollution'

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Ordinance is neither toothless nor the only legislative tool available to protect Hong Kong's environment, the Court of Appeal heard yesterday. Benjamin Yu, for the Environmental Protection Department, made this submission in the government's appeal against a court ruling that quashed ...

  8. Green power

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance was crafted to balance environmental protection and development needs. Its purpose is to ensure that potential environmental problems relating to a project are foreseen and avoided. It can also help identify alternative designs to avoid or minimise negative environmental impact and outline ways to improve environmental performance. The practical ...

  9. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In Wednesday's report 'Cities stay tightlipped over pollution data' on page A4, legal expert Alex Wang, director of the China Environmental Law Project of the US-based Natural Resources Defense Council, was mistakenly identified as an expert from the National Development and Reform Commission. The error was introduced during the editing process. ...

  10. Loophole allows 500 Stanley trees to face axe without permission

    Posted Oct 06th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai A legal loophole means that more than 500 mature trees can be cleared from a Stanley waterfront hillside without permission from environmental authorities. The 48,000-square-metre area of natural woodland, site of a proposed horticultural park, is too small to be covered by the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Ordinance. The Environmental Protection Department ...




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