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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Tracing back the smog

Publication | 2013-12-02 at 15:30

Greenpeace has been co-operating with a team from the University of Leeds, UK, led by Dr. Dabo Guan, with the aim to study PM2.5 sources and control strategies in Jingjinji, since the end of 2012. This project report is the first of its kind to...

Emotional reunion for an Arctic 30 activist

Image | 2013-12-02 at 9:00

Greenpeace International activist, Ana Paula Alminhana Maciel (from Brazil) at Pulkova 2 International Airport in St. Petersburg, is reunited with her mother Rosaela Maciel and niece Alessandra Maciel Henriques. Ana Paula was released on bail...

Making a run for it: Zhong Yu's journey from North to South

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-11-27

“I run to be healthy, but I never know whether I’m actually getting healthier by running or whether I’m just breathing in more harmful particles”, Zhong Yu. Last Saturday was the second ever Guangzhou Marathon. The theme of this...

"Let our people go!"

Video | 2013-11-26 at 8:30

On Saturday 16th November 2013, at events at 265 cities in 43 countries, including Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, thousands of people took part in a day of solidarity to mark two months since the Arctic 30 were detained following a...

Taiwan send their love to the Arctic 30

Image | 2013-11-25 at 9:30

Hundreds of people join a solidarity concert featuring prominent performers Sangpuy and Wu Zhi-Ning, in Taiwan. At events at 265 cities in 43 countries thousands of people took part in a day of solidarity to mark two months since the Arctic 30...

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