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

 

Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei’s efforts to reduce pollution fall short

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2014-04-16

Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei have always been China’s most air polluted regions but Hebei is the most severely affected region. Data from 2013, which analysed 74 cities clearly shows that Hebei province accounted for 7 out of the top...

Why China's environment ministry should say no to coal gasification

Blog entry by Li Yan | 2014-04-15

This was originally posted on China Dialogue, 18 March 2014. Vice environment minister Wu Xiaoqing has said more clean and renewable energy needs to be made available in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei triangle in order to reduce smog,...

Air, water, and climate – the triple whammy that ends China’s coal boom

Blog entry by Li Shuo and Kaisa Kosonen | 2014-04-11

This week, Beijing’s air pollution is way above safe levels again, the world’s largest coal company has been forced to change its water strategy , and the UN panel looking at options to act against climate change is expected to...

How China's coal caps mean it may be doing more to tackle climate change than the EU...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2014-04-10

Despite China's growing coal consumption, is it doing more to tackle climate change than the US and EU? A new analysis into the impact of its recently announced coal caps suggests it may - at least by some measures. The latest...

How China's coal control measures could help avoid catastrophic climate change in...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2014-04-10

China’s coal control measures, driven by severe air pollution across the country, could help the world avoid catastrophic climate change, according to a new analysis . The UN IPCC’s third working group, meeting in Berlin this week,...

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