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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Environmental refugees on the rise

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Lam

    ... for their protection is falling behind. While a political refugee is given some modicum of protection, often those who flee their environmentally devastated homeland are seen as mere migrants. When US ... environmental ruin The rising tide The modern world has long thought of refugees in strictly political terms, victims in a world riven by competing ideologies. But as climate change continues unabated, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1016301/environmental-refugees-rise
  2. Protect this sexual minority

    Posted Aug 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... differences. Already our courts protect minorities; even in company law a 10 per cent shareholder minority can go to court to avoid oppression. Since Hong Kong's homosexual minority is only about ... is to protect the minority, to resist the social damage done by unchecked discrimination and to reaffirm that in our community, tolerance is a core value. Some may feel that an anti-discrimination law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/464969/protect-sexual-minority
  3. Objectives

    Posted Feb 28th 2006, 12:00am by Scarlet Ma

    ... Scarlet Ma The awards for environmental performance are aimed at promoting the benefits of environmental protection among local manufacturing and service industries, regardless of the size of a company or the nature of its business. Entries were assessed on their commitment to environmental protection as reflected in their company policy, staff culture and day-to-day operation. Companies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538288/objectives
  4. Comment - Letters

    Elderly need more protection

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... More social workers needed to curb rise in elderly abuse cases The report, "Elderly women turn to crime" (March 8), raises concerns for the elderly in Hong Kong. Like financial hardship, abuse of the elderly is a serious problem that needs to be ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1194954/elderly-need-more-protection
  5. Environmental focus for Norway

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Norwegian government is seeking to expand its role in helping China's budding development in environmental science, with the opening of its third diplomatic mission on the mainland. Norwegian Foreign Affairs and Environment Minister Erik Solheim, who arrived in Guangzhou on Thursday for the opening of a consulate in the city, said environmental issues and trade would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644092/environmental-focus-norway
  6. Green groups fall under microscope

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of Environmental Protection, a new organisation stacked with former officials from the State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa), and is being carried out by a social survey centre run ... together to protect the environment.' International NGOs with offices in China, such as Greenpeace, would also be included in the census, he said. Environmental activists are more sceptical, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512629/green-groups-fall-under-microscope
  7. Pollution crisis 'puts economic growth at risk'

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... of the People's Daily, Pan Yue, deputy director of the State Environmental Protection Administration, said an environmental crisis could bring about an irreversible catastrophe for the Chinese people. He said torrid economic growth could only be sustainable if the government achieved a balance of political reforms, social harmony and environmental protection. Mr Pan took a swipe at the tendency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/476024/pollution-crisis-puts-economic-growth-risk
  8. Deprived areas pose greater risk of death from air pollution

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... people would die from air pollution. The researchers said their findings should promote discussion about 'social inequities in health when considering environmental protection and management in the context of economic, urban and infrastructural development'. Socially deprived areas should be identified for additional community environmental protection and health resource allocation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652122/deprived-areas-pose-greater-risk-death-air-pollution
  9. Symposium to urge action on heatstroke

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Speakers at a climate change symposium will call today for more measures to protect outdoor workers, the elderly and chronic patients from heatstroke. The event organiser, the Combat Climate Change Coalition, formed by WWF Hong Kong, Greenpeace China and Oxfam Hong Kong, says climate change should be seen as a social issue whose impact on the lives of these groups ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690762/symposium-urge-action-heatstroke
  10. Visibly wrong

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... simply, Hong Kong is already not meeting its current extremely lax air quality standards, which the government knows cannot protect public health. If these are tightened even slightly, the large construction projects will have to be revised because they will not pass the new environmental impact assessment processes. The traditional thinking is that if Hong Kong does not push ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736968/visibly-wrong

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