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  1. United Nations must make 2010 its year to rescue the planet

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Any critical review of the United Nations' track record for 2009 would have to be: 'Could do better.' Few would deny the dangerous effects of climate change being caused, for the most part, by man polluting this planet. However, last month's UN climate change summit in Copenhagen turned into a debacle. The UN needs to take a strong lead and get countries to put ...

  2. China National seeks to list new energy unit

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China National Offshore Oil Corp, the mainland's third-largest oil and gas producer and parent of listed CNOOC, plans to list its back-office support and new energy unit ... geographically, China National's website said. The unit had total assets of 15.8 billion yuan at the end of last year or 6.3 per cent of the group's total assets of 250.7 billion yuan, ...

  3. China National Offshore absorbs distribution unit

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China National Offshore Oil Corp, parent of dominant offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC, has absorbed distribution outfit China National Chemical Supply & Sales as part of the government's strategy to reduce the number of state-owned enterprises and bolster competitiveness. The combination will strengthen China National Offshore's capability in chemicals distribution, ...

  4. News - World - FOOD

    G20 nations discuss need for summit to address impact of rising grain prices

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an export ban, as it did two years ago. The United Nation's food agency stepped up pressure on the US on Friday to change its biofuel policies, arguing it was more important to grow crops ... U.S. action urged to head off food crisis Leading members of the Group of 20 nations are prepared to trigger an emergency meeting to address soaring grain prices caused by the worst US drought ...

  5. Uranium unit offers HK$610m for United Metals

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang China National Nuclear Corp's (CNNC) uranium development unit has offered to buy control of a listed metals firm in Hong Kong for HK$610 million, a deal that will give ... for each of 284.4 million shares in United Metals Holdings and buy HK$106 million worth of convertible notes. Sino-U is a CNNC platform for uranium reserves and production in foreign countries, ...

  6. Beijing's Haiti snub riles Taipei

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of the United Nations Security Council, Beijing could veto the council's decision to extend a peacekeeping mission in Haiti. In the middle of last month, Mr Hu assured the honorary chairman ...

  7. Governments must unite to deal with threat posed by global warming

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... moment, and this has to be enforced through international legislation. The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen was a huge disappointment. All nations focused on their own ... must accept that long-term economic prosperity in every nation relies upon the environment. We are all blinded by materialism and short-sighted, self-serving interests that cause us to neglect ...

  8. Aim is to help scientists get the message across

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) is an international observance declared by the 60th United Nations General Assembly. The IYPE's activities span three years, from January 2007 to December 2009. IYPE aims to ensure more effective use of the knowledge accumulated by the world's 400,000 Earth scientists. The IYPE's goal of helping to build safer, ...

  9. 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

    ... a new, global pact due to take effect in 2020. An extension of Kyoto was finally approved with the 27-member European Union, Australia, Switzerland and eight other industrialised nations signing ... step but said through his spokesman that “far more needs to be done.” The protocol locks in only developed nations, excluding major developing polluters such as China and India, as well ...

  10. In the long term we are all dead sooner without united climate stand

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cop 15 (the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen) was a magnificent opportunity for countries across the globe to come up with measures to combat global warming. Nations were brought ... that all nations must share the cost of tackling climate change. And the biggest polluters, such as China and the US, must be prepared to accept a larger obligation and to make a greater ...




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