Tag Archives: environment

China’s black bubble: overcapacity in the coal power industry

Beijing’s first ever pollution ‘red alert’ on 8th and 9th December, 2015, led many people, both in China and abroad, to assume that the air quality in China is deteriorating further.

The Road from Paris: global action should start after COP21 success

More than a month has passed since the end of the twenty-first Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

A breath of fresh air

How indoor air quality is changing the face of business

Green buildings for blue skies

The increasing importance of green building certification

A chemical solution

How the chemical industry can play a sustainable role in China’s economy

Lean and green manufacturing

Ways to save money while being environmentally responsible

China’s green energy market

Business opportunities for EU SMEs

COP21 Commitments and Coal-Fired Capacity

The good news from last year’s COP21 meetings in Paris was a breath of fresh air. It was darkly ironic, though, that while President Xi Jinping delivered his visionary speech about what needs to be done, Beijing choked under a cloud of pollution. In contrast…

Airpocalypse Now: China’s war against air pollution

After Beijing’s infamous ‘airpocalypse’, Premier Li Keqiang declared war on air pollution. Official data show surprising progress in the past year. But to sustain this progress the Chinese Government must embrace more systemic and market-orientated approaches, says Calvin Quek, head of the Sustainable Finance Programme…

A climate of change

On the eve of the launch of their Beijing office, Interel’s global CEO Fredrik Lofthagen briefed the Chamber’s Energy Working Group on the changing energy policy in the new European Commission and parliament.