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Friday Five: Red Alert and good(ish) news for elephants

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2015-12-11

Friday round up featuring environmental news and commentary of the week China's rooftops hold power to propel solar into the mass market [Reuters] Arrival of new third-party financing models could help China’s urban rooftop...

Greenpeace reaction to the Beijing government’s issuing of a severe pollution red alert

Press release | 2015-12-08 at 15:28

Beijing, December 8, 2015 – Greenpeace East Asia notes the positive step the Beijing city government has taken in issuing a red alert for severe pollution (defined as a period when AQI is over 200 and predicted to last more than 3 days), a move...

Friday Five: COP21 and return of the Airpocalypse

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-12-04

China joins poor countries in pointing finger at wealthy states over emissions [Guardian]  Arguably the most important climate meeting of the decade got underway this week as 154 world leaders gathered in Paris to discuss how to...

Keeping warming below 2 degrees will challenge UN climate change summit in Paris:...

Press release | 2015-12-04 at 20:36

3 November 2015, Hong Kong-The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) Climate Summit will be held on 30 November in Paris. The UN has pointed out that countries' current emissions reduction targets will not be enough to stop the world going over...

What will it take for Beijing to call a Red Alert on pollution?

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2015-12-01

Beijing is currently suffering through a 4th continuous day of ‘Airpocalypse’. The city is blanketed in a thick, choking smog that has covered an area of North China the size of Spain and Beijing’s most famous landmarks have been...

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...

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