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.

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"Hong Kong joins hands against nuclear expansion

Image | 2011-04-25 at 17:22

"Hong Kong joins hands against nuclear expansion," reads the yellow ribbon for Greenpeace's rally on April 24

Over 460 citizens joined Greenpeace rally to demand the government drop nuclear...

Press release | 2011-04-25 at 8:00

Around 460 citizens joined a Greenpeace rally today to demand that the Hong Kong SAR government immediately stop their plan to expand nuclear by 2020.

Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior to conduct radiation monitoring of sea life in Japan

Press release | 2011-04-21 at 8:00

Greenpeace today announced that its flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, has departed Taiwan for Japan to conduct contamination tests on seawater and marine life in the area surrounding the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The True Cost of Coal: Coal Dust Storms: Toxic Wind

Publication | 2011-04-14 at 12:24

Dust is not the only makeup of China’s infamous sandstorms, which also contain toxic pollutants from coal combustion. Sandstorms can disperse coal ash – containing arsenic, selenium and lead – far from their origin in coal-industry areas to...

Trucks at a coal mine

Image | 2011-04-13 at 14:50

Trucks at a coal mine

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