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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Cash for landfill revamps backed despite concerns

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... was too rigid. Panel members voted nine to one to approve the funding, which now goes to Legco's Finance Committee for a final vote. The money will meet start-up costs and initial operating ... will go to the Finance Committee. But lawmakers questioned whether the minimal resources being put into recycling would be enough to make it sustainable. "It may look a lot but if each ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557674/cash-landfill-revamps-backed-despite-concerns
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Legco's Finance Committee defers votes on landfill extensions

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai Finance Committee endorses motions to adjourn debate on funding for Tuen Mun and Ta Kwu Ling landfill extensions amid growing opposition Legislators defer ... They did so to give environment officials time to reconsider their plans and consult affected communities. The deferral by Legco's Finance Committee of plans for the Tuen Mun and Ta Kwu Ling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1281438/legcos-finance-committee-defers-votes-landfill-extensions
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong sets aside HK$1 billion for landfill reclamation drive

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Jessie Lau

    ... areas include restored landfills, as well as people from such diverse fields as accounting and architecture. In addition to the HK$1 billion, Wong and the committee plan to ask the Finance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536416/hong-kong-sets-aside-hk1-billion-landfill-reclamation-drive
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Funding request for HK$18b Shek Kwu Chau incinerator gets go-ahead

    Posted May 27th 2014, 12:37pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... study on enlarging the Tuen Mun landfill will go to the Legislative Council's Finance Committee after the incinerator cash was approved by the public works subcommittee yesterday. Officials ... billion, would be tabled for discussion together in the Finance Committee but voted on separately. But another filibuster attempt- against a request to fund preliminary work on contentious new-town ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519852/lawmakers-work-through-filibuster-hk18b-waste-incinerator-plan
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers finally vote to back HK$2b Tseung Kwan O landfill extension

    Posted May 21st 2014, 02:04pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Proposal moves to Finance Committee as chairman accused of acting like 'dictator' in ruling out dozens of' irrelevant' motions ... a "dictator" and blocking debate. Legco's Finance Committee will now vote on the proposal. The government says the extension is necessary because the city's landfill sites are approaching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517167/legco-panel-finally-votes-back-hk2b-tseung-kwan-o-landfill-extension
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ministry considers tendering environmental clean-up to private firms

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:30am by Li Jing

    ... Government spending on environmental protection and energy conservation totalled 180 billion yuan (HK$226 billion) last year. The Ministry of Finance has called for a 16.7 per cent increase ... be independent oversight on the use of the funds. Lin Shuanglin, a professor of public finance at Beijing University, said the public bidding process could invite corruption unless the process ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1518192/ministry-considers-tendering-environmental-clean-private-firms
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Decision on Hong Kong’s ‘last resort’ landfill, incinerator plans put on hold again

    Posted May 07th 2014, 01:14pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to the Legislative Council finance committee. "We need to attach these conditions to the funding requests if they are to be handled by the Finance Committee," NeoDemocrat Gary Fan Kwok-wai, whose ... Ling extension. Both have yet to be approved by the Finance Committee. The government intends to table requests for the final funding for the Tuen Mun study and the Ta Kwu Ling extension ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1506542/decision-last-resort-waste-plans-put-hold-again
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    EU urges China to roll out carbon trading nationwide ahead of 2020 target

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:01am by Li Jing

    ... more energy-efficient and reduces its carbon footprint can sell carbon credits to help finance investment. Senior officials have previously said a nationwide roll-out of the carbon market would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1520161/eu-urges-china-roll-out-carbon-trading-nationwide-ahead-2020-target
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    HK$1.53b food waste treatment plant cleared for final approval

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:28pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... a final vote at Legco's finance committee in June. Scheduled for completion in late 2016, the HK$1.53 billion facility in Siu Ho Wan would handle up to 200 tonnes of food waste daily, turning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469253/hk153b-food-waste-treatment-plant-cleared-final-approval
  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate chief urges ‘bold’ steps to curb carbon emissions

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 07:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Berlin

    ... already have the finance and proven technologies needed to do what is required now. The challenge and the opportunity is to increase the speed and scale of action.” She called for “bold policy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1480898/un-climate-chief-urges-bold-steps-curb-carbon-emissions

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