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  1. Environmental role that can make a difference

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... Jolene Otremba This job is for someone who is passionate about environmental, health and safety issues and who has high ethical standards. Fortune Brands, a consumer brands company with market positions in home and hardware, golf and wine and spirits products, is looking for someone to fill a dual role as an environmental, health and safety manager and a global citizenship ...

  2. Free press ensured campaign to save harbour was successful

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... community that the price of freedom is constant vigilance. As I have been in contact with the local press over the past 17 years to protect our harbour from reclamation, I have had first-hand experience of what he wrote about. The 'Save our Harbour' campaign that the Society for Protection of the Harbour pursued owes its success to the free press that Hong Kong enjoys. The news ...

  3. Texas-size 'oops' makes HK look good

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... one there? Let's see... Okay. Commerce, Education and the... Mitt Romney: 'EPA [Environmental Protection Agency]?' Perry: 'EPA, there you go.' Host: 'Seriously- ...

  4. Democrats face uphill battle to pass tree protection law

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Democratic Party is planning to introduce a tree protection law by way of a private bill in the next Legco session, after the government recently ruled out such a law in a review report. The party's spokesman on environmental affairs, Kam Nai-wai, said a law was still necessary as two new offices- to be set up as a result of the review- would be inadequate ...

  5. Environment bureau 'needs a professional'

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Failure to restore professionals to the upper tiers of the Environmental Protection Department could violate the spirit of a law, according to the Civic Party and a union. ... to reinstate the post of director of environmental protection, which used to be held by a professional rather than an administrative officer. It was removed in 2005, with its duties taken over ...

  6. Cautious welcome to pollution drive

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao, Shi Jiangtao

    ... agencies and interest groups, they said. The State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) on Wednesday took on the country's top power producers- Huaneng, Datang, Huadian and Guodian- ... and development-minded local governments, has received a cautious welcome from environmental experts and even the affected companies. Although the campaign, which named and shamed dozens of polluters, ...

  7. Harbour commission would end government conflict of interests

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an independent harbour commission to oversee the harbour and the harbourfront. Society for Protection of the Harbour first proposed such an idea more than five years ago, but the government did not respond. We believe it did not reply because it faced two fundamental dilemmas. The government has conflicting roles, both as the administration of Hong Kong responsible for protecting the harbour ...

  8. Beijing drafting new laws to create greener business environment

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... years, according to the deputy director of the State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa). Speaking at a forum, Pan Yue said Sepa would next year also announce policies on how to use ... insurance', he said. Mr Pan said the government was hoping to create a business environment that encouraged environmental protection rather than relying solely on administrative measures to protect ...

  9. Society formed to save harbour did not have political agenda

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... never been a political issue but an environmental one and is completely above politics. In proposing the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance, Society for Protection of the Harbour was supported ... accepted by all the honourable Legco members that the harbour needed protection from the massive reclamation projects proposed by the government which would have destroyed the harbour. The objects ...

  10. Burying trust in Tamar

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... and environmental problems related to Tamar. His response was: 'I will see you if you agree with me- not if you don't agree with me.' It was not much of an effort to show he is interested ... Scientists and air-flow modellers say that air quality near Tamar will worsen. They note that the environmental impact assessment the government did in 2001 used a model that assumed Central ...




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