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.

  • 5 reasons why coal is on the way out

    Blogpost by Lauri Myllyvirta - 2017-10-25 at 16:50

    While some politicians  - ahem, Trump! - are trying to prop up the fossil fuel industry, there’s been a quiet revolution happening around the world.

    People are ditching coal - the main global energy source since 2003 - like never before!

    Burning c...

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  • Pushing from the grassroots up

    Blogpost by Anna McGurk - 2017-08-11 at 19:42

    This group of residents came together to bring solar to Shanghai’s rooftops 

    Another phase of China’s energy revolution is building. Quieter than the headline-grabbing super projects of the northwest, it is nonetheless just as powerful.

    From the ent...

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  • Huge win for China’s green peafowl!

    Blogpost by Yi Lan - 2017-08-02 at 12:23

    Amazing news for one of China’s rarest birds!

    There are fewer than 500 green peafowls left in the wild in China.

    On Monday, we got news that all three of our demands for the protection of China’s endangered green peafowl would be met.

    Yunnan’s Envi...

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  • For eight years, Luo Yufei has had a big dream: to establish solar projects in his hometown in Guangdong Province.


    It was Luo Yufei’s university professor who sparked his interest and passion for solar. “He told us to go out and do big things. ... Read more >

  • This will change the way you think about plastic

    Blogpost by Kelly Huang - 2017-07-20 at 19:36

    Have you seen the Story of a Spoon video?

    In today’s modern world, convenience is king. We design and create plastic tools that are easy to buy and even easier to throw away.

    The problem is, there’s no “away”. Most of our plastic waste finds it wa... Read more >

  • A Coal Merchant and his son

    Blogpost by Anna McGurk - 2017-07-13 at 16:23

    How a failing family-run coal operation found new opportunities in the solar industry. Read more >

    Another phase of China’s energy revolution is building. Quieter than the headline-grabbing super projects of the northwest, it is nonetheless just as powerful.


  • Rethinking IT: Saving the world, one gadget at a time.

    Blogpost by Anna McGurk - 2017-07-03 at 17:19

    Tech companies are purposely making our devices difficult to repair, creating millions of tonnes of unnecessary e-waste every year. But these campaigners are fighting back. Kyle Wiens from iFixit and Lou Bin from ZEALERfix visited Greenpeace in Beijin...

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  • 5 ways tech companies are making your devices die too soon

    Blogpost by Elizabeth Jardin - 2017-06-27 at 15:43

    Imagine a world where your electronic gadgets would last, or a place where your devices could be easily repaired. Imagine all the money saved!  


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    ..But we know that world is purely imaginary, because unfortunately, the growing trend among ma...

  • Shopping doesn’t make us happy

    Blogpost by Frances Lo - 2017-05-09 at 20:40

    Do your clothes make you happy? Or, after the excitement of the shopping spree fades, does your new stuff tend to lose its in-store magic by the time it’s reached your wardrobe?   Read more >

    new survey of international buying habits has found that we buy far ...

  • My night on board a Chinese fishing vessel in West Africa

    Blogpost by Bolei Liu - 2017-04-13 at 12:00

    I am currently sailing with Greenpeace’s beautiful Esperanza on a ship tour called “Hope in West Africa” to protect the invaluable fishery resources of that region. As part of our investigation and research work in Mauritanian waters, we were searchin... Read more >

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