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China’s chance to influence the fight against illegal timber trade

Blog entry by Wenjin Pan | 2015-11-25

“With great power comes great responsibility” is a saying that has some links to Voltaire but whose origins are more associated with the Spiderman comics. It has continuing relevance today when it comes to protecting the world’s...

Greenpeace: China could lead global fight against illegal logging in the Congo Basin

Press release | 2015-11-24 at 13:02

Beijing, November 24, 2015 – The transformation of the Congo Basin timber trade into one significantly influenced by twenty key Chinese trading companies offers a golden opportunity to contribute significantly to tackle illegal logging in the...

Opportunity Knocks

Publication | 2015-11-24 at 13:00

The second-largest tropical rain-forested area in the world after the Amazon, the Congo Basin Forest, is under increasing threat of deforestation and forest degradation. One of the key drivers is commercial logging. This vast area supports more...

Coal Power Overcapacity and the Investment Bubble in China

Publication | 2015-11-18 at 15:30

A collaborative report by Greenpeace East Asia and North China Electric Power University reveals that up to 700 billion RMB could be invested in the coal power industry over the 13th five year plan period, in spite of an already serious...

Greenpeace report estimates 13th Five Year Plan period could see 700 billion RMB...

Press release | 2015-11-18 at 15:19

Beijing, November 18, 2015 – A collaborative report by Greenpeace East Asia and North China Electric Power University reveals that up to 700 billion RMB could be invested in the coal power industry over the 13th five year plan period, in spite of...

Is China doubling down on its coal power bubble?

Publication | 2015-11-11 at 13:54

A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has found that a total of 155 coal fired power plants, or four per week, have received environmental permits in the first nine months of this year. With power generation from coal falling, and an already...

Greenpeace: Despite falling coal consumption, China could add as many as four idle...

Press release | 2015-11-11 at 12:04

Beijing, 11 November, 2015 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has found that a total of 155 coal fired power plants, or four per week, have received environmental permits in the first nine months of this year. With power generation from coal...

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