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Friday Five: New climate hope as China battles sea level rise

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-03-24

Friday news roundup highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week. China, India, led slowdown in global coal development [Bloomberg] Huge news and new hope for the climate emerged this week as a report...

Forest guardians: communities at the forefront of China's battle to save its forests

Blog entry by Yi Lan | 2017-03-21

For centuries, China’s indigenous people have lived and worked within these remote areas. As climate change and rapid development threatens the existence of the last ‘wonderlands’, these communities are on the front lines of China’s...

Three Things Rex Tillerson Should Learn from his China Visit (but probably won’t)

Blog entry by Erin Newport | 2017-03-18

Rex Tillerson  landed  in Beijing today, for the first time in his capacity as U.S. secretary of state.  Is the oil-exec-turned-statesman visiting China to study the nation’s response to climate change? Unlikely. But as China...

Friday Five: Solar is soaring and China promises blue skies once more

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-03-10

Friday news roundup highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week. This week China’s solar industry continued its incredible run, big promises were made at China’s Twin Sessions and China’s longest rivers are in...

Powering up: meet the women electrifying China’s energy transition

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-03-08

The world’s biggest polluter is now the global renewables leader, and these women are helping to lead the charge. China’s solar industry has been on an incredible journey in the past half decade. Solar capacity doubled in...

China forecasts fourth year of stable or declining CO2 emissions, as world awaits...

Press release | 2017-02-28 at 14:50

Beijing, 28 February 2017 – China is forecasting a significant drop in CO2 emissions of approximately 1%, according to Greenpeace East Asia’s analysis of China’s National Energy Administration forecasts for 2017. [1] This would be the fourth...

Friday Five: China's 'burning problem' and coal takes another hit

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-02-24

Friday news roundup highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week. Burning problem of China’s trash [NPR] The world’s most populous country generates 520,000 tons of trash every single day, and that...

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