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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In Hong Kong, political will is the key to clean air

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Political will is key to clean air We could do without the air pollution we have suffered this week, but it does serve to remind the administration of the declaration ... public expectations by vowing to do better than its predecessors. That will require political will to do what it takes. Environment undersecretary Christine Loh Kung-wai has said that more ...

  2. Lack of political will responsible for the polluted air we breathe in HK

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... they will not violate extremely lax standards. Unless there is a radical change in political will, our bad air epidemic is set to continue for a very long time. Anthony Hedley, school of public health, ...

  3. UN climate panel swayed by politics, money, maverick says

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan Nils-Axel Morner's observations on sea level changes agree with what the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says about the period up to 1960, but their data and projections then diverge. The Swedish scientist blames their differences on the panel's alleged preference for political and economic clout over scientific vigour. '[Since ...

  4. Climate envoy says political will to make or break talks

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... in Cancun, Mexico, this month is a lack of political will among leaders to tackle climate change. 'The challenge that we face on climate change goes much beyond the formalities of the UN negotiations,' he said in an interview with the South China Morning Post. 'Those deals will happen if you can create political conditions that are favourable. The fundamental problem in Copenhagen ...

  5. Beijing denies rare earths being used as political tool

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick and Cary Huang in Beijing A Beijing official has insisted China will not use rare-earth exports as a bargaining tool to gain political leverage with other countries. Zhu ... 30,258-tonne export quota for 2010. 'I am not sure whether the reduction in shipments was political, or whether China simply met the quota early,' James said. Andrew Driscoll, a resources ...

  6. The politics of food, and a lesson for China and India

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and that means the geopolitics of food is back on the world agenda. The close relationship between food supply and political stability is well understood in the developing world, especially in countries ... supply back at the centre of international politics. The first is short-term disruptions such as a severe drought in Russia and eastern Europe, and weather damage to Australia's crop. ...

  7. The changing climate of Australian politics

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Australia's most eventful election campaign for decades has resulted in its first hung parliament for 70 years. It could take two weeks of late counting and political horse-trading ... radically changed Australian politics. Prime Minister Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott will have to do deals with the Greens and independents if either is to form a stable government. ...

  8. Politics of change

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... certainly makes sense to carry on with it. In this way, we will see whether all the moral posturing and political cost-benefit analyses have really been worth it. At the very least, if allowing ... to achieve universal suffrage, then there is hope that the city may see real progress in democratisation. Interestingly, if we look beyond local politics and see what has taken centre stage ...

  9. Science and politics, the twin realities of climate-change fight

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said that, despite President Barack Obama's pledge to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, his ambition was unlikely to flourish in the face of political opposition. This irritated environmentalists who condemned the Nobel laureate and physicist for acting like a politician, not a scientist. As ever, such a political exchange reeks of hypocrisy from ...

  10. The climate of political change in Australia

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer John Howard has been prime minister of Australia for 11 years and, by normal political standards, he has done almost everything right. The country is having an unprecedented ... it looks like Mr Howard has contrived to throw away a seemingly unbeatable hand. If so, the main reason will be global warming. Like many climate-change deniers in politics, he has been frantically ...




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