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

 

"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...

A day of solidarity, in Korea and around the world

Video | 2013-10-17 at 8:30

Documenting the Global Day of Solidarity in support of the 'Arctic 30'. Tens of thousands of people participate in more than 200 events held in 49 countries throughout the world, including South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. A Russian court has...

The battle of coal vs. water

Video | 2013-09-12 at 8:45

Thousands of miles separate China's water-rich south and the nation's coal-rich north. In northwest China where water resources are particularly scarce, including the provinces of Inner Mongolia, Ningxia and Shaanxi, the coal industry is rapidly...

Ice Ride: the global bike ride to defend the Arctic

Video | 2013-09-11 at 8:00

The rush for Arctic oil is on. And the only thing that will save the Arctic is a truly global movement. With your help, this could be the biggest ever event in defence of the Arctic. It's easy to take part, just grab you bikes, dress in Arctic...

Thirst: the water shortages devastating Inner Mongolia

Video | 2013-07-23 at 3:00

A short documentary exploring the effects of water shortages on people in Inner Mongolia. For ten years, the Chinese state-run organisation Shenhua has sucked this land dry, pumping the water out of these beautiful grasslands to use in fuel...

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