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Individual and Political Action on Climate Change

Project seeks to help young green leaders

If you have a brilliant idea about a solution to climate change and sustainability issues, here is your chance to make it happen.

Friday, 22 July, 2011, 12:00am


Airlines must bear the cost of pollution

Aviation's contribution to climate change is forecast to grow substantially in the future unless we act. As most other sectors are already subject to measures, it is only reasonable that this sector should also contribute to fight climate change.

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

HK can halve emission intensity, study finds

Hong Kong is capable of cutting its carbon emission intensity - the amount of carbon emitted per unit of GDP - by more than half, says a study that is expected to renew debate on how much the city can do to fight global warming.

29 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Failure at climate talks will carry high price

The climate talks in Copenhagen need to reconcile two apparently conflicting global agendas. One is the widely accepted view that global warming must be reversed and that this can only be done by drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. The other is the right of developing countries to lift hundreds of millions of their citizens out of poverty and to achieve industrialised status.

10 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Hong Kong needs to reduce emissions

As part of China, Hong Kong will come under Beijing's umbrella at the global climate summit in Copenhagen this month. But an inconvenient truth is the city has one of the world's largest carbon footprints per head of population - 10 times that of the mainland and higher even than the United States - if we include the emissions needed to make the goods and services we consume.

2 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

India's local route to fight climate change

India has unveiled for the first time a national policy on tackling climate change.

18 Jul 2008 - 12:00am


Poor suffer most from excesses of rich nations

A global humanitarian crisis, climate change is one of the greatest injustices of our time.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Change in the air

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

Hong Kong's first carbon footprint calculator to be launched

A green group will launch the first Hong Kong-based carbon footprint calculator to enable people to work out how much they contribute to the world's daily output of greenhouse gases and how to reduce or offset it.

27 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

New thinking on climate change offers hope

World climate-change politics are entering a decisive phase. A United Nations climate summit has concluded it is not too late to introduce measures that will head off the most calamitous future scenarios and turn the tide of climate change.

6 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Going it alone

Should Hong Kong set its own target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, rather than wait for Beijing to act on climate change, as a leading international environmental scientist has urged? Write to us.

30 May 2007 - 12:00am

HK must set own target on emissions: UN expert

Don't wait for Beijing to act on climate change, city told

Hong Kong has been urged by a leading international environmental scientist to set its own target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, even though Beijing has yet to set any national targets.

29 May 2007 - 12:00am