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

 

Fishermen carry barrels of oil from their

Image | 2010-07-30 at 21:09

Fishermen carry barrels of oil from their boats to the dock

Shellfish farmers are harvesting and packing

Image | 2010-07-30 at 21:04

Shellfish farmers are harvesting and packing shellfish. There are more than 10,000 small shellfish farms here, most of which specialize in scallops. The shellfish die when contaminated with petroleum.

Greenpeace hands out 300 face masks to workers

Image | 2010-07-30 at 20:50

Greenpeace hands out 300 face masks to workers in the Dalian oil spill cleanup.

In the sixth day of Greenpeace’s investigations

Image | 2010-07-30 at 20:39

In the sixth day of Greenpeace’s investigations in Dalian, our rapid response team has found a dangerous disregard for health and safety in the oil spill’s clean-up effort, as well as the nearby seafood farms and beaches

Local fishermen are cleaning up the oil

Image | 2010-07-30 at 20:35

Local fishermen are cleaning up the oil, which has spread far from the original explosion site in Xingang Port, Dalian. The fishermen say that no one told them that they need safety equipment or any form of protection. None of them have face masks.

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