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India Steps Back from Bold 2030 Electric Vehicle Adoption Deadline
Although dropping its ambitious commitment to permitting solely the sale of electric vehicles within 12 years, the country is still seeking to pursue its environmentally-friendly transport agenda, albeit at a notably more leisurely pace.
Economists' Pick 6 April 2018
INDIA: Customs Duty on Open Cell Displays Cut from 10% to 5%
The Indian government has cut the Basic Customs Duty (BCD) on imported open cell displays for LED and LCD television panels from 10% to 5%.
Economists' Pick 29 March 2018
INDIA: Up To 70% Safeguard Duty Looms Over Solar Cell Imports
A safeguard duty of up to 70% will be imposed on all solar cells imported into India from developed countries as well as from China and Malaysia for a period of 200 days if a proposal to that effect, which has been made by the country’s Directorate General of Safeguards, is accepted by the government.
Economists' Pick 29 March 2018
Parliamentarians Call for Broadening of Ecodesign Rules to Include “Obsolescence”
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) representing the main European Parliament political groups have called for a review of EU rules on ecodesign. On 26 February 2018 the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety debated a report that was produced by MEP Frédérique Ries on the implementation of the Ecodesign Directive (Directive 2009/125/EC). The report has called for 200 amendments to be made to the Ecodesign Directive.
Economists' Pick 23 March 2018
Landslide Mitigation for the Belt and Road Multimedia
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is leading a five-year study to reduce the effects of landslides, including among China’s Belt and Road countries. HKUST’s Charles Ng says the multi-disciplinary, multinational study includes student participation in developing a world-leading standard of landslide barriers for “export” to many countries.
Multimedia 14 March 2018
New Technologies for the Construction Industry Multimedia
Hong Kong provides businesses a platform to showcase their products to other interested countries, according to Wilson Ho, Director of Acoustic Innovation Limited. In this HKTDC podcast interview, Mr Ho talks about how his patented noise reduction barrier can increase the efficiency of construction activities.
Multimedia 2 March 2018
Going Green with the World's Transport Systems Multimedia
Greener and safer vehicles to improve the world's transport systems were among the range of products featured at ECO Expo Asia 2017. Among them was Kyto Green Technologies, whose Managing Director Grayson Richards spoke to the HKTDC about the favorable reception his company has received in Hong Kong, as well as the potential business opportunities the city offers.
Multimedia 23 Feb 2018
China’s Green Shoppers: Attitudes and Beliefs Multimedia
Chinese consumers have become more environmentally conscious and more willing to buy green products, but most consumers are attracted by the personal safety and health benefits of green products.
Multimedia 22 Jan 2018
Greener City Strategies Set to Yield Economic and Social Dividends
With urban planners across the world committed to promoting higher greenery ratios, it could be that such policies prove to be far more than cosmetic, with tangible economic benefits likely for those cities that strike the right balance.
Economists' Pick 19 Jan 2018
China’s Green Shoppers: Preferences and Satisfaction Levels Multimedia
Mainland consumers’ consumption of all kinds of eco-friendly products is growing. The green items they buy most frequently are food and drinks, followed by household cleaning products.
Multimedia 18 Jan 2018
German Authorities Organise Annual “Blue Angel Campaign Day” to Help Consumers Make “Greener” Purchasing Decisions
On 25 October 2017, the German Federal Environment Ministry, the German Federal Environment Agency and two independent label-awarding agencies jointly organised an annual “Blue Angel campaign day”. So as to celebrate a growing product variety covered by the label, they organised different activities to raise awareness, especially with regard to plastics recycling and the avoidance of microplastic pollution.
Economists' Pick 15 Dec 2017
Smart City Solution for Waste Management Multimedia
Offering a smart solution for municipal waste management, Korean company Ecube Labs showcased their Clean CUBE waste bin at Eco Expo Asia, held in October 2017. In this podcast interview, David Lee, Director, Global Business Development, Ecube Labs, explains how the Clean CUBE system can enhance the efficiency of urban waste collection.
Multimedia 24 Nov 2017
Pollution Solutions Multimedia
From 3-wheel electric trikes to noise barriers, ‘quiet tech’ made a big stir at the Eco Expo Asia 2017. A new Start Up Zone added to the innovation on display. Held at the AsiaWorld-Expo, 26 – 29th October, the 12th edition of the international trade fair on environmental protection drew nearly 340 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions.
Multimedia 30 Oct 2017
Integrated Solutions See Mainland Environmental Sector Come of Age
With the environmental sector maturing, buoyed by supportive government policies and generous funding, the technology now on offer is far more comprehensive than the rudimentary systems of the early days of the industry.
Economists' Pick 27 Oct 2017
INDONESIA: Development Projects Set to Receive Private, State and Overseas Aid Funding
The government has announced plans to combine private capital and state funds with Official Development Assistance (ODA) from overseas donor countries in order to finance a number of development-related projects.
Economists' Pick 27 Oct 2017
China’s Environmental Market
China’s environmental industry has been developing in leaps and bounds in recent years. In 2016, investment in water conservancy, environment and public-facilities management amounted to RMB6.86 trillion. Investment in the environmental sector is projected to exceed RMB15 trillion during the 13th Five-Year Plan period. A large number of environmental projects will be developed through public-private partnerships (PPP).
China Trade 4 Oct 2017
Eco Expo Asia
“Innovative Solutions for Greener Cities” is the theme of this year’s Eco Expo Asia, the region’s leading event in the thriving environmental protection industry.
Economists' Pick 3 Oct 2017
Hydropower Investment Sees Laos Aligned with BRI Objectives
China's stake in Laos' sustainable-energy sector paves way for closer long-term Belt and Road collaboration.
Economists' Pick 22 Aug 2017
Environmental Protection - Hong Kong Trade Associations
This page lists the contact information of Hong Kong trade associations related to environmental protection.
HK Economy 1 Aug 2017
Brexit and State Subsidy Withdrawals Devastate UK Green Home Sector
Exhibitor and visitor numbers tumbled at this year's Ecobuild event, as both the vagaries of the Brexit decision and declining government commitment to the environmental sector saw uncertainty and a lack of funding begin to hit home.
Economists' Pick 24 July 2017
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