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  1. Start of Kyoto Protocol outweighs its flaws

    Posted Feb 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2012, lays the groundwork for stronger measures in future. Awareness of the global warming issue should increase as emissions trading begins and debate grows about anti-pollution options. After ... pollution. If the price of emissions credits makes polluting expensive and there is parallel investment in bringing down the cost of cleaner alternatives, there would be an incentive to switch. ...

  2. Plan for columbarium trade group

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... the trade and explain to the public how our trade really works after a series of incidents involving our business was reported in the media,' said Yuen Seen-pun, spokesman for the Preparatory ... that it would set up a voluntary registration system to protect consumers' rights by making information about the trade more accessible. 'But the government needs to tell us how this system ...

  3. Why a cap-and-trade deal may increase carbon output

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... greenhouse gas emissions places the developed world in a difficult spot. If rich countries try to cut their own carbon output, either through a cap-and-trade system or by imposing an emissions tax, ... on its own output of greenhouse gases, the effect of introducing cap-and-trade schemes in the rich world will be to increase- not decrease- global emissions. But as the story in yesterday's ...

  4. Beijing will enforce carbon trading policy

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The central government will enforce a compulsory carbon trading policy to realise the ambitious goal of turning China into a 'low carbon civilisation', the State ... the need to resolve regional imbalances and environmental concerns, would accelerate the policy process. The policy's framework drew heavily on a carbon trading study conducted by Niu Wenyuan, ...

  5. Trade links with HK continue to grow

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... despite the recession, the European Union's trade with Hong Kong has risen. Only by a modest 2 per cent, but that is significantly higher than one expects during times like these,' said ... Since the EU's policy towards Hong Kong was first set out in the treaty agreement, 'Communication: The European Union and Hong Kong Beyond 1997', the world's largest trading ...

  6. Timber trade's unkindest cut

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... the world's biggest importer of timber, was partly responsible for the mainland's timber demands because of bilateral trade, the general manager of the American Forest and Paper ... the complexity of the trade. Although the two countries had already made efforts to clamp down on the illegal trade, a regional push was the best solution. 'There needs to be a regional protocol ...

  7. HK set to adopt convention on GM trade

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The aim is to protect biological diversity and regulate cross-border movements An international treaty to protect biological diversity and regulate the trade of genetically modified organisms is to be adopted by Hong Kong. The Environment, Transport and Works Bureau has confirmed that the Convention on Biological Diversity and its subsidiary Cartagena Protocol ...

  8. Free-trade site still on the agenda

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai No backing down despite the high level of toxic mud The Planning Department is not backing down from its plans to turn a border zone into a proposed convention and exhibition area, despite the fact that a huge volume of toxic mud has been d ...

  9. KCRC's trade-hub project rejected

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai and Ernest Kong Rezoning sought for Hunghom and Tsim Sha Tsui East A plan to turn Hunghom and Tsim Sha Tsui East waterfront into an international China trade hub was rejected ... and Guangzhou [having] its terminal at Hunghom so it has a big potential to become a China trade hub. 'But no decision on the terminal location has been made so far. Also, the government ...

  10. Nature's water lovers

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Ellen Whyte Beavers: nature's dam builders Some animals spend half their lives on land, and the other half in the water. Scientists call these animals semi-aquatic. One of the most famous semi-aquatic animals is the beaver. Beavers are nature's ...




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