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  1. How to save money- live a greener life

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... be an insult. The good news is that some honoured guests are starting to change their attitudes. The list of ways to live a greener life is endless: walk more, fly less, dress more lightly, use better ... people than arguments about global warming or dying fish stocks. Bernard Chan is a member of the Executive Council and a legislator representing the insurance functional constituency ...

  2. Cost of global disasters hit record US$370b last year

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... according to reinsurance giant Swiss Re. The Zurich-based company, the world's second-biggest reinsurer behind German firm Munich Re, had earlier estimated total economic losses- insured ... the 'widespread lack of insurance protection worldwide' means that the staggering amount of economic damage last year 'will be shouldered by corporations, governments, relief organisations, ...

  3. News - China

    Xi warns officials they'll be held responsible for pollution 'for life'

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Officials will be held responsible 'for life' if projects are found to harm environment Government officials will be held responsible "for life" if they approve a project that causes serious pollution, President Xi Jinping said yesterday. An environmentalist said it was the toughest warning yet linking officials' political future to their stewardship ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology

    How green is your footprint?

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... the industry know which materials are more environmentally friendly." A life-cycle approach to monitoring carbon emissions from buildings should be a future trend, Ng says. "The Hong Kong Housing Authority is a pioneer. For some new public housing projects, including the one in Kai Tak, they set the life cycle of the buildings at 100 years. From the procurement of materials, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology

    Home but nobody's

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Hong Kong's energy audit scheme isn't doing enough to encourage building owners and companies to boost their green credentials, writes Elaine Yau Home But nobody's By swapping fluorescent lights in staircases ...

  6. Insurers push coverage against environmental damage

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Insurance companies have begun selling environmental insurance policies on the mainland, marking what could be the start of a trend towards more responsible corporate behaviour and broader government requirements for industrial companies to buy pollution liability coverage. Environmental insurance forces companies to clean up their act because a company must ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Turn back the tide

    Posted May 06th 2013, 10:21am by Charley Lanyon

    ... lived his life as an explorer in the truest, most classical sense of the word: scaling undiscovered peaks, climbing, diving and blazing a trail to the very ends  of the earth. But Rose ... – and he has worked on the ground and often under the water in Antarctica every year since 1990, winning him both the US Navy Polar Medal and Britain’s Polar Medal. Rose’s life has been one of near ...

  8. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    UN climate talks inject symbolic life into Kyoto Protocol

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 09:51am by Agence France-Presse in Doha

    ... Agence France-Presse in Doha A UN climate conference on Saturday extended the life of the Kyoto Protocol, the only binding pact on curbing greenhouse gas emissions, in a small but symbolic victory in the fight against global warming. It took much haggling and many hours of lost sleep in the Qatari capital to arrive at the deal on interim measures to halt climate change pending ...

  9. Green cover makes polluters clean up their act

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's dirtiest industries could soon be buying insurance to cover the risk of environmental mishaps as the government pushes some of the financial risks of its pollution problem on to the lap of the private sector. The State Environmental Protection Agency in December recommended compulsory pollution liability insurance for polluting industries. Sepa said the number of public ...

  10. Environmental suits on the increase

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... States.' Still, as more people are affected by pollution, their ire is coming out in court, with about 2,000 environmental lawsuits now being filed each year. Mr Wang thinks pollution insurance is a positive step, but he doubts whether many companies will buy cover unless they are forced to do so. 'The government should force the polluting companies to [buy insurance],' he said. He ...




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