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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Avoiding worst damages of climate change possible, UN panel says

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... institutional and behaviour change", he said. The United Nations announced that global investments in renewable energy slumped 14 per cent last year, with China pouring more money into the sector than Europe for the first time on record. Investments in renewables apart from hydroelectricity dipped to US$214.4 billion last year, down US$35.1 billion from the previous year and 23 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1469702/avoiding-worst-damages-climate-change-possible-un-panel-says
  2. 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

    ... Wai-yip of People Power voted against the project, saying he doubted that public investment was needed. "The government should assist the industry in collecting food waste for treatment, ...

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

    Recycling firms to get up to HK$5 million to divert waste from landfills

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... costs," she said. Daniel Cheng Man-chung, of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries' environmental section, agreed that the matching fund should not focus only on capital investment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474296/recycling-firms-get-hk5-million-divert-waste-landfills
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Enforcement seen as key in China’s new environmental markets

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:03pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... confidence in the quality of permits, prices and market liquidity would suffer, making them inefficient as an investment driver, Boyd told reporters. Lack of enforcement is a common problem in China, ... costs by around 10 per cent. To make such a market effective, China would need to set emission caps sufficiently tight to make permits costly enough to drive investment in cleaner technologies. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458470/enforcement-seen-key-chinas-new-environmental-markets
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to build ‘world’s largest’ smog chamber to solve pollution puzzle

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:36pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... on the chamber's performance as most of the technical details had not been made public, Hu said. The smog chamber is only part of the Chinese government's bid to solve the smog problem by investing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1436336/china-build-worlds-largest-smog-chamber-solve-pollution-puzzle
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Loss of dolphin waters to third airport runway may cost city HK$36.1b

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:17am by Ernest Kao

    ... consequences of the project. They based their calculation method on Social Return on Investment (SROI) analyses used by London-based think tank New Economics Foundation. An SROI study factors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1431273/loss-dolphin-waters-third-airport-runway-may-cost-city-hk361b
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New plan to develop wetlands fails to win over Hong Kong planners

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:47am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... and Kleener Investment, will be discussed by the Town Planning Board on Friday. The board rejected an earlier proposal for the site in Yuen Long in July, citing environmental grounds. The earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1426212/new-plan-develop-wetlands-fails-win-over-hong-kong-planners
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Clean air plan will have 22 measures, says environmental watchdog

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 06:38pm by Andrea Chen

    ... drop from the 66.8 per cent level in 2012. Zhai said the ministry vetoed as many as 32 projects worth a total investment of 118.4 billion yuan (HK$150 billion) last year as it stepped up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426038/environment-watchdog-gets-tough-polluters-nixes-projects-worth-1184b-yuan
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China supplants US as global leader in clean energy investment, says report

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... overtook the United States last year as the global leader in clean energy investment while US spending on renewables fell nearly 40 per cent, according to a report to be released yesterday ... billion in clean energy investment last year, according to the report, a whopping 30 per cent of all renewable investment in the world's top 20 economies. China was installing solar, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1216954/china-supplants-us-global-leader-clean-energy-investment-says-report
  10. Business - Economy - ENVIRONMENT

    Global spending on climate change drops

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 01:56pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Report says investment in battling the worst effects of global warming last year declined by US$5b to US$359b, a level that is far too low Global spending on climate ... Initiative (CPI) yesterday. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and adaptation to climate change totalled US$359 billion, US$5 billion less than in 2011, as an economic slowdown hit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1337185/global-spending-climate-change-drops

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