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Cancelling new coal plants in Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan would save 50,000 lives a year

Press release | 2017-01-19 at 19:50

Hong Kong, 13 January 2017 - Approximately 50,000 lives a year could saved by 2030 if no new coal-fired power plants are built in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, according to a groundbreaking peer reviewed study from researchers at...

China raises hopes for continued climate change action at Davos - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-01-17 at 22:40

17 January 2017, Davos - Chinese President Xi Jinping today addressed the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Under the theme "responsive and responsible leadership", Xi offered his view on a set of global issues including climate...

Almost three quarters of Chinese cities yet to reach air quality national standards:...

Press release | 2017-01-17 at 13:00

Beijing, 17 January, 2017 - Analysis of rates of air quality improvement from 366 cities across China shows that 270 cities, or 74%, fail to meet China’s national air quality standards. Greenpeace East Asia and the Shanghai Qingyue Environmental...

5 Chinese “artivists” that took on China’s air pollution

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-01-12

With avenues of protest and online discussion strictly controlled, artists in China are finding increasingly creative ways to voice their frustration at their cities’ appalling air pollution. It's easy to see why: at the end of...

Friday Five: Airpocalypse and a fighting chance for elephants

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-01-06

China aims to spend at least $360 Billion on renewable energy by 2020 [NY Times] Details of China’s energy sector 13th five year plan for energy were released yesterday, revealing a huge investment in the country’s already...

China releases its energy sector development 13th five year plan: Greenpeace response

Press release | 2017-01-05 at 19:39

Beijing, 5 January, 2017 - China’s National Energy Administration’s national energy sector development 13th five year plan firms up the country’s coal consumption cap and puts the country on the path of a steady energy transition. World-leading...

Good news! We shut down illegal mining in China's Intact Forest Landscapes

Blog entry by Kang Lin | 2016-12-22

Back in July, we revealed rampant illegal mining in one of China’s few remaining Intact Forest Landscapes. Now, the mines have been shut down and new protections put in place.   Image credit: Birding Beijing/Terry Townshend...

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