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  1. Green cities will only bloom once we break gridlock of collective inaction

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... ambience/context, policies of government, and the architecture or topology of markets. Through their regulation, taxation and enforcement, governments can impose change; academics often propose good ideas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994304/green-cities-will-only-bloom-once-we-break-gridlock-collective-inaction
  2. Beijing's stance on airline emissions stinks of hypocrisy

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... operating equivalent local schemes. Second, Beijing has long accepted the principle of extraterritorial taxation of its airlines. For example, the British government levies an airport tax of?81 ... there is no actual taxation involved in the European scheme. The majority- 85 per cent- of emission permits are being handed out for free. Airlines will have to buy the remainder via the EU's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993280/beijings-stance-airline-emissions-stinks-hypocrisy
  3. Wasteful subsidies are not the answer to air pollution or energy price rises

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The debate over the proposed increases in electricity prices brings about an interesting dilemma for a crowded city like Hong Kong, and a situation whose time has come. In fact, if we care about the quality of our air in this city we should applaud the pr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988491/wasteful-subsidies-are-not-answer-air-pollution-or-energy-price-rises
  4. Officials should stop saying that subsidy will help low-income families

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be subjected to higher taxation to reflect the true environmental cost of its production. Cheap electricity will only lead to waste. The government should stop using the excuse that this subsidy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740802/officials-should-stop-saying-subsidy-will-help-low-income-families
  5. Beijing slaps 72pc cut on rare earth exports

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... magnets, which are only available from China. Both the EU and the US have expressed concern at China's restrictions and say that its trade, taxation and investment policies are aimed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719251/beijing-slaps-72pc-cut-rare-earth-exports
  6. Letters

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a fair carbon taxation system, we shall never be able to see cost-effective renewable energy. I can only hope our government will soon act on its pledges to reduce carbon emissions for Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685958/letters
  7. Beijing to levy green taxes... in due course

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation on a feasible plan. 'An environmental tax is where China's tax reform is heading... we will launch it when the conditions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682770/beijing-levy-green-taxes-due-course
  8. True cost of coal to nation 'far exceeds' market price

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... 'But the taxation measures would have little impact on China's economic growth,' the report said. 'On the contrary, it would make China more competitive globally in the long run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657964/true-cost-coal-nation-far-exceeds-market-price
  9. Value of scarce resources

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Sophie Paine

    ... Money is written by Sophie Paine, who teaches students financial literacy at www.aandbmake3.com Money can help the planet in different ways. Money gives value to things. If, for example, rice was free, people would tend to pay less attention to it, possib ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657038/value-scarce-resources
  10. WWF launches competition to combat subsidy

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin Environmental group WWF has launched an energy-saving competition to offset the government's electricity subsidy, which it regards as a polluting policy. Dubbed the 'HK$3,600 Low Carbon Challenge', the WWF Hong Kong will reward ind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649946/wwf-launches-competition-combat-subsidy

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