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Mitigation of Global Warming

Facebook and Twitter are far from being revolutionary

A few predictable howls of outrage have trickled into my mailbox in response to yesterday's column, in which I wrote that neither Apple, nor the internet, is nearly as world-changing as we like to think.

Tuesday, 6 March, 2012, 12:00am

Fuel for action

The UN climate talks this month in Durban, South Africa, made just a murmur in Hong Kong news, overshadowed by the doom and gloom of the euro crisis. Yet Durban was filled with high jinks and drama, as well as last-minute uncertainty as to whether the talks would end in success or a total collapse of the Kyoto Protocol.

15 Dec 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

It's time we got serious on climate change

The challenge of tackling climate change is so huge that relatively small cities like Hong Kong may mistakenly think only large nations need to act. Our officials point out that Hong Kong, with its low per capita carbon emissions, is not among the worst culprits.

17 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Fliers should offset emissions to counter traffic surge, activists say

The Airport Authority should spearhead an emissions-offsetting campaign because of the recent surge in air traffic, a green group said yesterday.

Hong Kong International Airport handled 3,995,000 passengers last month, up 13.5 per cent on January last year. From February 7 to February 10 - over the Lunar New Year - 1,477 passenger flights departed.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Turning up the heat

The European Union aims to become the world's leader in the fight against global warming and climate change.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

CLP pledges to cut carbon intensity by 75pc

The CLP Group has pledged to cut its global carbon intensity by 75 per cent by 2050 to fight global warming. But it still refused to set targets to control total carbon emissions, which have ballooned in recent years.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

'Green jets' to clean up skies

The aviation industry is working hard to clean up its act by reducing carbon dioxide emissions. With the popularity of cheap air travel and the rapid expansion of markets, such as the mainland, India and Eastern Europe, carbon dioxide emissions will no doubt add to the global warming effect, which is causing dramatic climate changes.

9 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Wiping clean carbon footprints will mean financial gain to companies

The European Union's bid to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20 per cent by 2020 is expected to determine the future direction of logistics operations.

This also suggests that 'decarbonising' the supply chain is not going to be a short-term business fad, according to a British academic.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

The climate game

Global warming is an ill-defined challenge, one that scientists are themselves still getting to grips with. We know that reducing fossil-fuel emissions is the solution, but no one seems to know exactly how this can best be achieved.

3 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing considers EU-style carbon trading

The mainland may set carbon emissions quotas and establish a carbon-trading exchange based on Europe's cap-and-trade system under plans to use financial incentives to improve energy efficiency and cut pollution.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Warming to cause

China is rapidly emerging as a key player in climate change politics, both as a major cause of the greenhouse gas emissions that are warming the planet and as a partner in international efforts to curb emissions.

20 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Wake up to climate change

A green group has called on schools to switch off their lights for five minutes in a campaign aimed at reducing global warming.

More than 250 schools have so far pledged to switch their lights off from 11.55am to 12pm on March 21.

12 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Include carbon dioxide in trading scheme: greens

An emissions cap on carbon dioxide should be part of the emissions-trading scheme with Guangdong and the Action Blue Sky campaign, a green group urged yesterday.

17 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

We need legislation - not government by the weak-kneed

Despite showing strong early promise after the demise of Tung Chee-hwa, the government of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is slowly eroding its public support. Among recent displays of incompetence are its voluntary emissions trading and minimum wage schemes. Why would anyone want to join these schemes? We need laws to improve our lives, not charity.

7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am