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Carbon Finance

Incentives may work where a carbon tax fails

As Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's experience with a carbon tax shows, often it is never easy to impose a tax on the vast majority of people to solve a common problem.

Wednesday, 31 October, 2012, 2:43am

A grotesque - and ludicrous - answer to global warming

Browsing the internet the other day I came across something I thought at first was an inspired piece of satire.

But as I read on, it dawned on me this was no satire. It was meant in deadly earnest.

27 Aug 2012 - 5:16am

Environmental assessment for third runway inadequate

Without assessing the social costs of the [proposed] third runway project, Hong Kong Airport Authority swiftly submitted a project profile to the Environmental Protection Department in late June so it could embark on an environmental impact assessment.

13 Aug 2012 - 9:57am

Economy mires climate change talk

The Arctic ice cap may be undergoing its incremental summer shrinkage, but this is not a good time to hold a global climate-change summit. World leaders' attention is focused on economic uncertainty created by the euro-zone debt crisis, not to mention the distractions of a US presidential election campaign and turmoil in the Middle East.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Clear shift in attitudes

A wedding theme sets the tone for the day and reflects the bride and groom's personalities. It can also be an opportunity for a couple to act on any particular principles they have.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Wanted: an economy to blaze a trail in green growth

More than 130 world leaders and 50,000 supporters and hangers-on are heading to Rio de Janeiro for what is billed as the biggest-ever international conference. Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, calls the gathering, 'a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make real progress towards a sustainable economy of the future'.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Big polluters can lead in forging common purpose

Let me turn my back on the euro zone crisis. There have been 18 summits in the last two years with no real outcome, or rather no lasting solution. And each time there is a summit, the media react with hair-trigger headlines. Of course the euro zone is crucial for global financial stability, but there are other meetings about to occur which may have global portent.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

E.U. warns airlines over emissions compliance

All international airlines except those from mainland China and India have complied with the EU law on offsetting their carbon emissions, the European Union's climate chief said yesterday.

16 May 2012 - 12:00am

MISSION with a vision

Pioneering the way towards a more sustainable future, top hotels in the region have been taking the lead, incorporating carbon offsetting initiatives, integrated into meeting and events held on their properties.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Use of slag in public flats to cut carbon emissions

Hong Kong's annual carbon emissions will be cut by 3,700 tonnes, thanks to an environmentally friendly initiative of the Housing Authority.

The authority says it will save money and reduce its use of cement by mixing it with slag, a cheap by-product of steelmaking, in its annual construction of 15,000 flats.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am