Greenpeace East Asia Blog

Hear directly from our campaigners, grassroots organizers, and community activists about the work we're doing and the actions we're taking to protect the environment.

  • Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what's wrong in India

    Blogpost by Aaron Gray-Block - 2014-08-05 at 16:57


    It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified.

    The arrests are the la... Read more >

  • How has LEGO responded?

    Blogpost by sara_a - 2014-07-29 at 17:59


    It’s nearly a month into the campaign to ask much loved toy-maker LEGO to ditch their arctic-drilling partner Shell. Over 670,000 around the world have joined the campaign so far and LEGO have been the target of Greenpeace actions at their H... Read more >

  • China’s planned coal-to-gas plants to emit over one billion tons of CO2

    Blogpost by Christine Ottery - 2014-07-24 at 13:50


    There is a potential storm on the horizon of China’s energy policy: coal-to-gas.

    There could be 50 coal-to-gas projects operational within the next decade, producing 225 billion cubic metres of synthetic natural gas [SNG] per year, if all of... Read more >

  • Back to the future with Japan's nuclear village

    Blogpost by Kazue Suzuki - 2014-07-21 at 18:29

    The decision of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) to approve the draft assessment for the two Sendai nuclear reactors in Kyushu is a clear and dangerous signal that Japan's nuclear village – industry, regulators and government – is deliberately a...

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  • This week we released a short creative film which explores the relationship between Shell and LEGO, the world's most popular toy company. We're calling on LEGO to ditch its co-branding deal with Shell, a company that wants to drill in the Arctic and l... Read more >

  • It's pretty flat out on the Arctic campaign these days and there often isn't much time to stop and reflect on things.

    But if the 2 year anniversary of what is possibly the defining environmental battleground of our time, and the incredible effort of m... Read more >

  • Support for high seas protection grows stronger despite USA

    Blogpost by Rachel Pearlin - 2014-06-24 at 13:31

    This is my first time in New York, but neither the soaring temperatures, the rush nor the crowds seem to faze me, this is nothing compared to India! This is also my first time at a UN meeting, joining experts from all over the world as governments, in... Read more >

  • Adidas is back onside!

    Blogpost by Dr. Kirsten Brodde - 2014-06-17 at 16:40



    As we reach fever pitch on the eve of the World Cup, football fans everywhere have an early reason to celebrate – adidas has today taken a big step towards kicking hazardous chemicals out of the beautiful game. Almost a year since we reveale... Read more >

  • Energy hungry China is now thirsty too

    Blogpost by Deng Ping - 2014-06-13 at 5:09

    Water pollution in China

    Image: The Shenhua coal-to-liquid project illegally discharges highly concentrated industrial wastewater in the hills around its site, in the Ordos grasslands.

    Energy lies at the foundation for development, but water is necessary for life. 

    The tw... Read more >

  • ——This article has been posted on Chinadialogue on June 10th, 2014

    Ban Ki-moon has called for “bold” announcements from national leaders at his climate change summit in New York this autumn. Greenpeace’s Li Shuo outlines a possible response from Chin... Read more >

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