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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Matt Johnstone's illustration for Car Free

Image | 2010-09-07 at 16:20

Matt Johnstone's illustration for Car Free Day 2010, using tire tracks to depict the marks we leave on the environment when we drive. This one shows a farm within the tire tracks

UK illustrator Matt Johnstone on his bicycle

Image | 2010-09-07 at 15:46

UK illustrator Matt Johnstone on his bicycle. For Car Free Day 2010, Matt created three sets of tire tracks to illustrate the indelible marks left on the environment by our decision to drive. Based in London, Matt is a visual storyteller whose...

Matt Johnstone's illustration for Car Free

Image | 2010-09-07 at 8:00

Matt Johnstone's illustration for Car Free Day 2010, using tire tracks to depict the marks we leave on the environment when we drive. This one shows polar bears and whales in between the tire tracks.

Coal's Hidden Health Hazards

Feature Story | 2010-09-02 at 17:01

Did you know that mercury from coal combustion can travel more than 1,000km? That's the distance from Guangzhou to Shanghai. Learn more about coal's health impacts, as well as ten tips to reduce your exposure to air pollution.

The True Cost of Coal: Air Pollution and Public Health (Summary)

Publication | 2010-08-27 at 14:59

Coal combustion emissions pose a significant threat to public health, causing an estimated 500,000 premature deaths in 2008. Its related diseases include respiratory disease, cancer, and birth defects, all of which are very much part of the real...

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