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Friday Five: Zuckerberg's Smog Jog and Wasted Wind

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-03-18

In the Gobi, clues to China’s shifting position on climate change [Open Canada] This article points to China’s changing strategy on managing the rapidly changing Gobi Desert as proof that the country is taking climate change...

China's 13th Five Year Plan hints at stronger climate ambition - Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-03-18 at 0:59

Beijing, 17 March 2016 - China's 13th Five Year Plan released today could indicate the world's largest carbon emitter will ramp its climate targets up within the next five years, just weeks after a recent paper also suggested that China’s...

Greenpeace response to the Chinese government’s MEP press conference

Press release | 2016-03-11 at 19:36

Beijing, 11 March, 2016 – In today’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) press conference, Minister Chen Jining expressed an encouraging outlook and laid out a comprehensive range of targets for the MEP. Greenpeace welcomes this vision,...

Friday Five: Toxic waste in the spotlight and China's Environmental Tsar

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-03-11

Friday  round up highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week. Have China’s Carbon Emissions Already Peaked? [Guardian] A new report from LSE’s Grantham Institute made a splash this week by suggesting...

5 species bouncing back from the brink of extinction

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-03-04

Our planet is incredible and so are the creatures that inhabit it. Sadly, their homes are under threat. Every two seconds, an area of rainforest the size of a football field is lost to human destruction. Oceans are filling with ...

UPDATE: Is China doubling down on its coal power bubble?

Publication | 2016-03-02 at 14:24

In January-December 2015, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection and provincial Environmental Protection Bureaus gave at least one positive permitting decision to a total of 210 coal-fired power plants with a total capacity of 169 gigawatts...

Greenpeace: In spite of China’s overcapacity crisis, 210 new coal fired power plants...

Press release | 2016-03-02 at 14:00

Beijing, 2 March, 2016 – An updated Greenpeace East Asia report has found that in 2015 a total of 210 new coal fired power plants were granted environmental permits, in spite of the sector’s severe overcapacity problem. Moreover, the rate at...

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