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  1. Environmental assessment system is failing to protect vulnerable sites

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to your editorial on Hong Kong's environmental impact assessments ('Impact assessment in need of review', July 22). It is timely given that I am involved in opposing ... deficient. Not only was the government both proposing and judging a project that would cause environmental damage, but the EIA was discussed by a government-appointed body, with ACE chair Paul Lam ...

  2. Hysan Place sets new heights for environmental protection

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the platinum, or top, rating from the United States Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) organisation. It has also won the top rating from the Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method. Although there is a confusingly large number of green-rating agencies, not all are members of the supervisory World Green Building Council. The LEED ...

  3. Recycled environmental report on incinerator plan falls short

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... capability if it is built as currently proposed by the Environmental Protection Department. The environmental impact assessment report of the proposal to build an incinerator near Shek Kwu Chau has ... proceed, but said the director of environmental protection should have the professional knowledge to ensure that the environmental impact of projects are kept to a minimum to safeguard public ...

  4. Polar trip highlights environmental needs

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on environmental protection was second-hand. Now, I am taking a proactive approach by joining [related activities], because I understand the importance and urgency of environmental protection.' Yan Oi ... The expedition was co-organised by Yan Oi Tong and Hong Kong Discovery and funded by Realway Investment. The trip was designed to raise awareness of environmental issues to teenagers and to develop ...

  5. Environmental impact study of delta bridge challenged in court

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... of the huge infrastructure project. Chu earlier filed an application for a judicial review of Environmental Protection Department director Anissa Wong Sean-yee's decision in 2009 to approve ... and the director of environmental protection to take into consideration things that might have been overlooked. Yesterday saw the first day of a four-day hearing on the review application at the High Court ...

  6. Environmental envoys

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with lessons on how to combat it. Four winning groups that competed in the Young Power Programme, organised by CLP and Junior Achievement Hong Kong, were selected to go on a 10-day environmental tour ... in the same world. So it is going to affect us in the near future if we are not protecting the environment.' Fanny Law, honorary adviser of the Young Power Programme, hopes teenagers ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn Clearing the air over credit for source of pollution data Good to see Friends of the Earth pointing to the 'disappointing and shameful' air quality in Hong Kong. It is also a shame and somewhat disappointing it wasn't so frank about acknowledging how it came by the data. While the original source of the data was the Environmental Protection Department ...

  8. Approval assured

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the Environmental Protection Department's website. Why? Critics say that the biggest reason for this imbalance is that the EPD is not independent enough. It's a branch of the government- the same ... of environmental protection, Anissa Wong Sean-yee, has not rejected a single one of the more than 70 assessment studies she has handled. A former administrative officer, she took over from Keith Kwok ...

  9. Whale tale can be a teaching moment about protecting animals in the wild

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... ethics and commitment to preserving our planet. We can be proud of such a positive move. It can also be a turning point in educating people in Hong Kong, especially children, about protecting ... they are important customers of Ocean Park. Children have more common sense than adults, and it may be time to listen to them. Schools should set up children's environmental groups that voice ...

  10. Battle to protect our country parks

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... if adopted, would give protection where there is at present little or none. Authorities have to now make that happen. As with so many dealings with indigenous villagers in the New Territories, ... year. Potential threats to the beauty, environmental and recreational importance of our country parks have to be headed off. There have been too many incidents of flagrant disregard for laws ...




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