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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Third runway given the green light by government green advisers

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... will be funded. Council chairman Professor Paul Lam Kwan-sing said it had recommended that the government accept the environmental impact assessment report and issue a permit with 20 conditions attached. ... decide within 30 days whether to issue a work permit to the Airport Authority. Conditions include the creation of a 2,400 hectare marine park; two funds to support improvements to the marine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593386/third-runway-given-green-light-government-green-advisers
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New plan for Tuen Mun landfill extension fails to satisfy councillors

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to expand the city's waste infrastructure. The government plans were left stuck in a queue for funding requests amid filibustering at Legco's Finance Committee before the summer break. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594898/new-plan-tuen-mun-landfill-extension-fails-satisfy-councillors
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway plan set to get OK from green advisers

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... plans". Dr Samuel Hung Ka-yiu, chairman of the Dolphin Conservation Society, said the decision process was not transparent. Other questions remain over the runway- not least how it will be funded.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584096/runway-plan-set-get-ok-green-advisers
  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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Funding requests for incinerator and landfill extensions get through to final hurdle, despite filibuster and drama in Legco's public gallery Waste plan on edge of approval Environment officials have one more hurdle to clear as they seek funding for waste infrastructure plans after lawmakers waded through scores of motions tabled ...

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

    Cash for landfill revamps backed despite concerns

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

    ... for HK$40 million in funding to help non-profit groups make use of former landfill sites has been backed by the Legislative Council's environmental affairs panel, despite concerns the plan 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 ...

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

    Artificial beach in Lung Mei gets green light despite environmental worries

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Cheung Chi-fai and Chris Lau

    ... for the judicial review came long after the Environmental Protection Department issued a permit back in 2010 for works to start and after lawmakers had approved project funds of HK$200 million in 2012. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572353/plan-artificial-beach-lung-mei-tai-po-clears-court-hurdle
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green groups want phased approach to landfill funding

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Environmentalists hope new approach could hold government to account over waste Phase funds for landfills, say green groups Green groups want the government to apply for landfill expansion funds in stages so that it can be held to account for its progress in waste reduction. Their suggestion comes ahead of today's public hearing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454282/green-groups-want-phased-approach-landfill-funding
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global award for city's 'tree daddy'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Olga Wong

    ... in the 1980s, he specialised in trees partly because doing so involved only small expenses. His first lot of research funding amounted to just HK$4,000, about a month's salary. "But I was told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567075/global-award-citys-tree-daddy
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Funding proposal for food waste treatment plant passes first hurdle in Legco

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:07pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Waste plant essential despite cost: lawmakers Lawmakers have given initial approval to a government funding request for the city's first organic ... Party's Dr Kenneth Chan Ka-lok also said they supported the funding in principle. The only panel member opposed to the facility was Albert Chan Wai-yip, of People Power. Chan was absent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1447674/funding-proposal-food-waste-treatment-plant-passes-first-hurdle-legco
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials slammed for 'cunning' move to get funding for controversial landfill plans

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 04:02am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Decision to bundle application for controversial projects with others was 'cunning': lawmaker Officials slammed for plot to get landfill plans funded Officials stand accused of trying to get studies into controversial landfill expansion projects funded by putting them through an annual reserve fund that allows them to bypass lawmakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1398448/officials-slammed-cunning-move-get-funding-controversial-landfill

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