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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Green economy cannot bloom without incentives

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON ZADEK

    ... global economy. Failure to "green" infrastructure investment will reduce growth, increase systemic risk, deepen inequality and fuel social unrest. Private investors need incentives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1138004/green-economy-cannot-bloom-without-incentives
  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 15, 2013

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... We do expect our educators to do the same. Eva N L Tan, Tsing Yi   How gender inequality harms society I'm puzzled by Jim Robinson's stand on gender equality ("So-called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1214789/letters-editor-april-15-2013
  3. Age of action

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... social inequalities have left large numbers of people with unmet basic human needs and disproportionately vulnerable to environmental change. This is a key message in the just-signed Stockholm ... be coupled with reducing inequalities- a message that should resonate in Hong Kong- reducing human pressures on ecosystems, and to strengthen local, national and multilateral governance systems ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968247/age-action
  4. Deprived areas pose greater risk of death from air pollution

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... people would die from air pollution. The researchers said their findings should promote discussion about 'social inequities in health when considering environmental protection and management in the context of economic, urban and infrastructural development'. Socially deprived areas should be identified for additional community environmental protection and health resource allocation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652122/deprived-areas-pose-greater-risk-death-air-pollution
  5. Pollution crisis 'puts economic growth at risk'

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... economic growth and widen inequality between the rich and poor and between the affluent eastern region and the underdeveloped west. In a damning report published by the online edition ... said torrid economic growth could only be sustainable if the government achieved a balance of political reforms, social harmony and environmental protection. Mr Pan took a swipe at the tendency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/476024/pollution-crisis-puts-economic-growth-risk
  6. Airport Authority rethinks stance on social costs

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The Airport Authority appears to be softening on its reluctance to conduct an extra study on the social costs and benefits of building a third runway, ... to calls from environmental protection groups and lawmakers for a 'social return on investment (SROI)' study on the project. But Poole said the authority could not commit to an extra ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003229/airport-authority-rethinks-stance-social-costs
  7. Farm seizures sow seeds of social unrest

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com A recent survey of residents in rural areas shows that 70 per cent of farmers are unhappy with their socio-economic situation, according to a report in the Beijing-based Outlook Magazine. The poll, conducted by Re ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983437/farm-seizures-sow-seeds-social-unrest
  8. Climate change linked to social unrest, HKU finds

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Climate change that occurred hundreds of years ago may have been the underlying cause of social unrest in pre-industrial Europe, say researchers ... to collect more data.' But he was quick to add: 'With advanced technology and improved social systems, like international relief systems, this destablising effect may be able ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980893/climate-change-linked-social-unrest-hku-finds
  9. Economic crisis may help inland cities catch up

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... survey by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). They can again breathe a sign of relief- ours is still the most competitive Chinese city, according to the latest release. However, ... disproportionately benefited the coastal provinces and their cities. Extreme income disparity- and the social injustices it engenders- is a recipe for unrest. Unless it is reversed, it will hinder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676860/economic-crisis-may-help-inland-cities-catch
  10. Which way now?- Albert Lai

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... through a 'social recession', as defined by Tim Jackson of the British government's Sustainable Development Commission: rising income inequality, soaring property prices, declining social mobility and an acute sentiment of injustice in both the middle class and the grass roots. Pumping HK$136 billion into a single infrastructure project in a social recession is not likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970095/which-way-now-albert-lai

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