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China forecasts fourth year of stable or declining CO2 emissions, as world awaits...

Press release | 2017-02-28 at 14:50

Beijing, 28 February 2017 – China is forecasting a significant drop in CO2 emissions of approximately 1%, according to Greenpeace East Asia’s analysis of China’s National Energy Administration forecasts for 2017. [1] This would be the fourth...

Despite claims of cuts, China sees steel capacity increase in 2016, air quality to...

Press release | 2017-02-13 at 12:30

*The consultancy Custeel has informed Greenpeace East Asia of methodological issues with this report, which we are currently reviewing, 27 Feb 2017*

Hong Kong people spend HK$25 billion on clothes a year

Press release | 2017-02-08 at 18:16

Greenpeace today release a report based on a survey comparing Hong Kong and Taiwan consumer behaviour and attitudes. The survey debunks the myth that "shopping buys you happiness", with a significant proportion of shoppers said that once the...

Samsung fails to share a plan to deal with 4.3 million Galaxy Note 7 - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-01-23 at 16:56

Seoul, 23 January 2017 - Samsung today announced the results of investigations into what caused the Galaxy Note 7 explosions, but has still failed to publish its plan to deal with the 4.3 million phones recalled worldwide. Greenpeace urges...

Cancelling new coal plants in Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan would save 50,000 lives a year

Press release | 2017-01-19 at 19:50

Hong Kong, 13 January 2017 - Approximately 50,000 lives a year could saved by 2030 if no new coal-fired power plants are built in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, according to a groundbreaking peer reviewed study from researchers at...

China raises hopes for continued climate change action at Davos - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-01-17 at 22:40

17 January 2017, Davos - Chinese President Xi Jinping today addressed the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Under the theme "responsive and responsible leadership", Xi offered his view on a set of global issues including climate...

Almost three quarters of Chinese cities yet to reach air quality national standards:...

Press release | 2017-01-17 at 13:00

Beijing, 17 January, 2017 - Analysis of rates of air quality improvement from 366 cities across China shows that 270 cities, or 74%, fail to meet China’s national air quality standards. Greenpeace East Asia and the Shanghai Qingyue Environmental...

China releases its energy sector development 13th five year plan: Greenpeace response

Press release | 2017-01-05 at 19:39

Beijing, 5 January, 2017 - China’s National Energy Administration’s national energy sector development 13th five year plan firms up the country’s coal consumption cap and puts the country on the path of a steady energy transition. World-leading...

Smog engulfs area home to 460 million citizens as Northern China sees worst air...

Press release | 2016-12-20 at 12:52

Beijing, 20 December 2016 - Northern China’s 23-city air pollution red alert has become the most serious air pollution episode of the year, affecting a population equivalent to that of the US, Canada and Mexico combined. Approximately 200 million...

Beijing’s first air pollution red alert of 2016, coal burning the culprit - Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-12-16 at 20:12

Beijing, 16 December, 2016 - A Greenpeace East Asia analysis of air pollution statistics identifies industrial coal burning in Beijing’s surrounding provinces as the primary source of the pollution which has triggered the red alert measures for...

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