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Media Update: Beijing PM2.5 carcinogen concentration falls as less coal burnt

Press release | 2016-11-14 at 19:04

Beijing, 14 November, 2016 - In 2013 Greenpeace East Asia, in collaboration with the Public Health Faculty of Peking University, reported that PM2.5 in Beijing contained levels of the heavy metal and group 1 carcinogen, arsenic, 3.85 times higher...

China’s Power Sector 13th Five Year Plan disappoints - Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-11-07 at 19:54

Beijing, 7 November 2016 - China’s Power Sector 13th Five Year Plan, released today by the National Energy Administration, is far from ambitious enough in its attempts to tackle China’s coal power overcapacity problem.[1] In addition, its wind...

Dumping 4.3 million Samsung phones is an environmental disaster warns Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-11-01 at 17:30

Seoul, 1 November 2016 - Samsung’s lack of transparency on the disposal of Galaxy Note 7 leaves tonnes of precious minerals at risk of being discarded into the environment. According to calculations by Oeko-Institut, a research and consultancy...

Xi’an Environmental Protection Bureau caught tampering with air quality readings -...

Press release | 2016-10-25 at 17:41

Beijing, 25 October 2016 - It is shocking and concerning that the Xi'an Environmental Protection Bureau has consistently falsified air quality readings.[1]

Greenpeace finds microplastics in all 5 leading cosmetic retailers : inadequate...

Press release | 2016-10-13 at 18:18

Hong Kong, October 12 2016 - A crowdsourcing investigation by Greenpeace East Asia in Hong Kong, has found five leading cosmetics retailers selling products with microplastics, which has increasingly been proven to be damaging to the environment...

China averaged 29 chemical accidents per month so far this year - Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-09-21 at 12:16

Beijing, 21 September, 2016 - 232 chemical-related accidents occurred in China from January to August 2016, an average of 29 per month, according to Greenpeace East Asia’s ‘Chemical Accident Counter’. The accidents caused 199 deaths and 400...

Greenpeace urges G20 governments to bring Paris Agreement into force this year

Press release | 2016-09-05 at 21:30

Beijing, 5 September 2016 - The Hangzhou G20 communique issued today brings climate change to the center stage of the global political agenda and sends a strong signal for all nations to join the Paris Agreement as soon as possible. Greenpeace...

China must do more to protect its UNESCO natural heritage sites - Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-07-27 at 12:54

Beijing, 27 July, 2016 - A Greenpeace East Asia investigation into China’s remaining Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) [1] has shown that key areas of IFL in northwest Yunnan Province are being damaged by mining activities. Moreover, three of the 24...

30% of China’s cities see air pollution worsen compared to last spring – Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-07-21 at 12:32

Beijing, 20 July, 2016 – Air pollution data from 367 cities across China shows that PM2.5 levels worsened in close to 30% of cities in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the second quarter of 2015. First tier cities Shanghai and Guangzhou are...

Over 1 trillion rmb could be wasted on redundant coal power in China – Greenpeace report

Press release | 2016-07-13 at 12:00

Beijing, 13 July, 2016 – Beijing, 13 July, 2016 – Despite government attempts to reign in China’s coal power overcapacity crisis, Greenpeace research finds that a total of over 1 trillion rmb could be wasted on excess capacity by 2020. Despite a...

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