Stop Climate Change

Climate change is of critical concern to China: it is the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter, and many of its people are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, from glacial melting to droughts and flooding.

Greenpeace is campaigning for climate solutions that will help us prosper without damaging the planet. By switching to renewable energy and protecting our forests, we can protect our world for future generations.

Climate change is real, and it's happening because of human activities – namely burning oil, and coal. We're seeing the effects all around us – extreme weather events, droughts, warmer temperatures, polar ice melting and sea level rising. But we can work to change this.

Solutions to climate change and energy crises already exist: clean, renewable energy, energy efficiency and an end to deforestation. With strong commitment to change from governments, business and individuals alike, we can stop climate chaos.

China is the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and any successful efforts to stop global climate change needs this country to play its part. Greenpeace is the leading non-governmental organisation working in East Asia to fight climate change:

  • We are urging China to move away from coal.
  • We are lobbying for China to play a strong leadership role in all international negotiations on climate change.
  • We are pushing for Hong Kong to increase investments in renewable energy and establish strong energy efficiency standards.
  • And we are working with scientists, industry and the government to push China to fulfill its enormous potential for renewable energy.

The latest updates

 

The True Cost of Coal

Feature Story | 2005-04-28 at 6:00

China Light and Power (CLP) recently gained recognition as one of the listed companies with the highest level of transparency in Hong Kong, for releasing senior staff remuneration figures to the public. The environmental and health impacts of...

Greenpeace Southeast Asia energy campaigners

Image | 2005-04-21 at 7:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia energy campaigners hold up a banner calling for a stop to the construction of a coal fired power plant on Thailand's eastern seaboard. The campaigners were part of a group of Greenpeace activists who occupied the site of...

Greenpeace halts coal plant project owned by China Light and Power

Press release | 2005-04-21 at 6:00

Greenpeace today disrupted the construction of the internationally-funded BLCP coal power plant and demanded that the project be stopped immediately. Activists from Thailand, Philippines and Germany occupied the main crane of the coal power plant...

Greenpeace Southeast Asia energy campaigners

Image | 2005-04-21 at 6:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia energy campaigners hold up a banner calling for a stop to the construction of a coal fired power plant in Rayong province on Thailand's eastern seaboard. Greenpeace activists occupied the site of the power plant and hung...

External Cost Calculation

Publication | 2005-04-20 at 12:10

European Commission conducted the cross-national study on the socio-environmental damages due to electricity generation over 10 years. The study concludes a set of “external cost” reference brought by different fuel sources. The study has been...

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