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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... on 500 sites over 4,000 hectares across the New Territories. That compares to just 800 hectares set aside for most of Hong Kong’s non-indigenous villager population for cemeteries and crematoriums. “Hong Kong land is already so scarce, but indigenous villagers can still buy and expand grave sites? This is an unfair land-use policy on the part of the government,” league founder Chu ...

  2. Thais pledge stable rice supplies to Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Thai government has said it has no plan to control rice prices or impose an export quota, and pledged a stable supply of rice to Hong Kong. 'The Thai government wants Hong Kong people not to worry too much. We have enough rice for you,' Theeraphon Kowphatthanakit, deputy trade commissioner at the Thai consulate in Hong Kong, said yesterday. Thai rice ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Government vows to cut Hong Kong's food waste by 10 per cent

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Thomas Chan, Stuart Lau

    ... The government hopes to cut Hong Kong's food waste by 10 per cent in three years. Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing announced yesterday that a Food Wise Hong Kong Steering Committee had been ... Food waste accounts for about 40 per cent of the city's solid waste and the volume has been tipped to rise further as the economy grows. Last year more than 3,500 tonnes of food waste ...

  4. Wanted: an economy to blaze a trail in green growth

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Japan, which could set an example for future green living. Or a big metropolitan city could be the paradigm. How about Hong Kong? Could the next chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, be the progenitor of a green Hong Kong that would set an example to the world for growth, high-quality living and a diminished carbon footprint? Kevin Rafferty is author of a 2008 book on the challenges ...

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    Singapore's new air quality standards much tougher than Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ...'s competitiveness and attractiveness to foreign companies- most recently from a Swiss business school that ranked Hong Kong as the most competitive economy but said factors including costs and pollution ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Island state raises the bar for public health, and battle for competitiveness Singapore outflanks HK on air quality Hong Kong is set to lose more of its ...

  6. Business urges shift to low-carbon economy

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Hong Kong should set a carbon reduction target and adopt stringent laws to shift the city to a low-carbon economy, business leaders have urged. At the launch of a report ... and were developing low-carbon strategies, but Hong Kong had not kept pace. The report, entitled 'Low-Carbon Economy for Hong Kong: Sector Regulations Report', advised the city set ...

  7. Hong Kong's taxis should move from LPG to greener hybrid models

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong (Crown Motors Ltd) has taken steps to offer a replacement to the current ageing fleet of first version Comfort models specially designed for Hong Kong, with the introduction of the lower emission four-seater Comfort v2.0 LPG taxi that was first licensed in January 2009. However, I do feel that this is insufficient given the need to tackle Hong Kong's severe roadside air ...

  8. Environment linked to economy, activist says

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Evelina Leung

    ... Evelina Leung Pollution and the environment are hot topics in Hong Kong. It's hard not to notice that winters are becoming shorter and summers are scorching hot. Still, what appears to concern most Hongkongers now is the continuing financial crisis. However, Catherine Touzard, author of Going Green in Hong Kong, believes that people should start paying more attention ...

  9. Waste can become the fuel for a greener Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Hong Kong. This is not just a 'not in my backyard' issue, it is about an ill-planned project that will affect the entire city and even those who might want to visit or live here ... that Hong Kong remained one of the few countries that did not classify waste as a renewable energy source. This hindered many potential waste-to-fuel technologies and innovations that could have ...

  10. Lawmakers urge clear road map to achieve a low-carbon economy

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Lawmakers yesterday endorsed a motion urging the government to set a clear road map and timetable to turn Hong Kong into a low-carbon economy. Moved by Civic Party chief ... energy consumption per GDP unit produced- to 25 per cent below the 2005 level by 2030 was misleading and insufficient. Despite the financial crisis, she said, now was the best time for Hong Kong ...




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