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By 2030 China's wind and solar industry could replace fossil energy sources to the...

Press release | 2017-04-11 at 15:00

Beijing, 11 April, 2017 - A new report on the co-benefits of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) power in China by Greenpeace East Asia and partner organisations finds that by 2030, China’s wind and solar power generation could replace fossil energy...

Global protests push Samsung to finally recycle Galaxy Note 7 - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-03-28 at 11:01

Seoul, 27 March 2017 - Samsung today officially published its plan to deal with the 4.3 million Galaxy Note 7 devices produced and recalled worldwide following battery faults. This major win comes after nearly five months of campaigning and...

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

Press release | 2017-02-28 at 11:50

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 operating capacity increase in 2016, air...

Press release | 2017-02-13 at 9:30

*The below report was commissioned from the steel industry consultancy Custeel E-Commerce Co., Ltd. by Greenpeace East Asia. Since publication on Monday 13 February, Custeel have raised concerns that the definition of certain terms and elements...

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

Press release | 2017-02-08 at 15:16

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 13:56

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 16:50

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 19:40

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 10:00

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 16:39

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...

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