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Greenpeace report estimates 13th Five Year Plan period could see 700 billion RMB...

Press release | 2015-11-18 at 15:19

Beijing, November 18, 2015 – A collaborative report by Greenpeace East Asia and North China Electric Power University reveals that up to 700 billion RMB could be invested in the coal power industry over the 13th five year plan period, in spite of...

Greenpeace: Despite falling coal consumption, China could add as many as four idle...

Press release | 2015-11-11 at 12:04

Beijing, 11 November, 2015 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has found that a total of 155 coal fired power plants, or four per week, have received environmental permits in the first nine months of this year. With power generation from coal...

Greenpeace Response to China-France Joint Statement on Climate Change

Press release | 2015-11-03 at 1:30

Beijing, November 2, 2015 - A joint climate statement was released today by Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Francois Hollande. The statement made an incremental step forward while highlighting the ambition gap the world still...

Greenpeace – 3200 acres of forest illegally felled in Sichuan World Heritage Site

Press release | 2015-10-21 at 13:52

Beijing, October 21 2015 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has discovered that nearly 3200 acres of natural forest, equivalent to 1814 football (soccer) pitches, in the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries have been illegally felled. Illegal...

Greenpeace discovers hazardous chemicals in remote mountain areas on three continents

Press release | 2015-09-08 at 16:33

Zurich, 8 August 2015 – Persistent and Hazardous chemicals used in the production of outdoor gear have left their mark in even the most remote and seemingly untouched places on Earth, a Greenpeace Germany report released today has found.

Tianjin blast update: hazardous chemicals in coastal cities and results of second...

Press release | 2015-08-21 at 15:22

Beijing, 21 August 2015-this media update contains two important findings: 1. Research results on the locations of hazardous chemicals warehouses in four other major ports; Shanghai, Ningbo, Guangzhou and Qingdao. 2. Results from...

Tianjin blast update: satellite images of blast site

Press release | 2015-08-20 at 23:52

Beijing, August 20 2015- The distance between the Ruihai Logistics Company’s hazardous chemicals warehouse and the nearest residential area has become a key area of interest for journalists and concerned citizens. Whilst regulations stipulate...

Tianjin blast update: Greenpeace East Asia investigates factories in Tianjin port

Press release | 2015-08-18 at 22:24

Beijing, August 18 2015- Based on media reports and Tianjin port authority records, Greenpeace East Asia has discovered that other than the Ruihai Logistics Company, two other hazardous chemical facilities, containing up to seven types of...

Tianjin blast update: Comments on current hazardous chemicals policies and their...

Press release | 2015-08-17 at 20:39

“The horrific Tianjin explosion on Wednesday night and the worrying scenes we have witnessed over the last five days are just the tip of the iceberg. What lies beneath the surface is years of negligence in regards to hazardous chemicals policies...

Tianjin blast update: Greenpeace’s independent testing for sodium cyanide in Tianjin

Press release | 2015-08-17 at 20:30

Beijing, August 16 2015-Greenpeace’s rapid response field team arrived in Tianjin’s Binhai district to conduct tests for the presence of the extremely hazardous chemical, sodium cyanide or cyanide, in bodies of water around the blast site.

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