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Belt and Road participants call for full implementation of Paris Agreement

Press release | 2017-05-15 at 21:21

Beijing, 15 May 2017 -- Participants in China’s Belt and Road initiative have called on all parties that ratified the Paris Agreement to implement it in full, as part of a communique to be released following China’s Belt and Road forum. The...

CO2 emissions from China’s coal-to-chemical industry could increase by more than 400%...

Press release | 2017-04-25 at 5:00

Beijing, 25 April, 2017 - China’s coal-to-chemical industry is projected to emit 409 million tonnes of CO2 annually by 2020 if all projects currently under construction go into operation, according to a new report released by Greenpeace East Asia...

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

Press release | 2017-04-11 at 17:00

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...

Cancelling new coal plants in Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan would save 50,000 lives a year

Press release | 2017-01-19 at 19:50

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...

5 Chinese “artivists” that took on China’s air pollution

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-01-12

With avenues of protest and online discussion strictly controlled, artists in China are finding increasingly creative ways to voice their frustration at their cities’ appalling air pollution. It's easy to see why: at the end of...

460 million people in China are choking on dirty air

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2016-12-20

460 million people in China are currently choking under a cloud of smog larger than North America. China needs to speed up its renewables revolution! North China...has looked better. Tis the season to be smoggy..

G20 is over, now it's time for action

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2016-09-07

Good news as all signals point to the Paris Agreement coming into force by the end of the year, but a frustrating lack of progress on phasing out fossil fuel subsidies demonstrates that Paris is still only the starting point. G20...

Ever wondered what it’s like to experience China’s smog?Now you can try it in a perfume.

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-08-03

Zhang Lingling, founder of a recycling non-profit, has come up with a unique way of spreading awareness about China’s smog crisis. We’ve seen smog wedding dresses , smog mask artwork and even jewelry . Now one woman from...

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...

Two steps forward, one step back?

Blog entry by Dong Liansai | 2016-07-20

A disheartening finding on trends in China's air pollution For at least a year now China’s air quality has been seeing-except for in a handful of western cities -continuous improvements. For the first time, I was able...

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