In the process of amending the Air Pollution Control Ordinance, green groups have been pressing for a setting of greenhouse gas emission reduction targets to mitigate the effect of global warming, in addition to capping emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and resTuesday, 22 April, 2008, 12:00am
Leading greenhouse gas emitters will meet in Paris tomorrow to work out ways to tackle global warming, with the mainland expected to face unprecedented pressure to take the initiative.
The two-day meeting will be chaired by the US and preceded by a workshop today on greenhouse gas targets for industrial sectors.16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Greenpeace wants the government to impose a legal cap on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants after a survey found more than 80 per cent of people agreed with the move.
Of the 514 people polled, 70 per cent were concerned with the effects of global warming on Hong Kong.7 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
A year ago, the government didn't have much to say about climate change. Hong Kong's greenhouse gas emissions were too small in world terms for it to worry about. Now the administration is at least initiating a consultancy study to assess various aspects of climate change in Hong Kong.25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
High-level officials from the 16 countries that emit the most global warming gases are set to meet in Washington today and tomorrow in an attempt to agree on ways to combat climate change.27 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Guangzhou will tighten its emission standards on light vehicles from next month in a move the city says could cut their pollutant discharges by at least 30 per cent, according to local media reports.17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
Cross-border plan will be launched this year, matching participants with partners
A pilot cross-border emissions quota trading scheme will be launched later this year so that potential participants can be matched with their partners, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday.3 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
Key pollutants fall but no time to celebrate, say green groups
Greenhouse gases emitted by the city's largest electricity producer surged to a 13-year record last year, although its key pollutants fell slightly from the peak levels of the previous year, CLP Power said yesterday.15 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
The government has raised pressure on Hong Kong's two power companies - CLP Power and Hongkong Electric (Holdings) - over emissions.24 Feb 2006 - 12:00am