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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The wind blankets the air with coal ash

Image | 2011-03-13 at 11:00

The wind blankets the air with coal ash. Yuanbaoshan Power Plant, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia

Greenpeace Responds to Japan Nuclear Radiation Release

Press release | 2011-03-12 at 10:00

Releasing any amount of radiation into the atmosphere risks the health of people in the surrounding area. The fact that the Fukushima nuclear power plant is leaking, or has been forced to deliberately release, contaminated gases from the reactor...

The house of villager Liu Sanhu

Image | 2011-03-10 at 11:00

The house of villager Liu Sanhu, in Houshi'erquan Village, near the Fengzhen Power Plant's coal ash disposal site. Liu hopes that his two sons will be able to leave this place and go to college, he says the village is no longer suited for life.

The Gongwusu open

Image | 2011-03-09 at 11:00

The Gongwusu open-air coal mine in Wuhai, Inner Mongolia

The Gongwusu open

Image | 2011-03-09 at 11:00

The Gongwusu open-air coal mine, in Wuhai, Inner Mongolia

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