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130 metres high in Busan, South Korea

Blog entry by Jun Kwon Song | 2013-07-24

The following was originally posted on Greenpeace International, July 10, 2013. Today is my second day, 130 metres in the air, on the Gwangan Bridge in Busan, South Korea. This bridge is the symbol of Busan and I'm here with a...

Chernobyl! Fukushima! ... Busan?

Image | 2013-07-22 at 2:00

The Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior is seen in front of the Kori 1 nuclear reactor, with a banner reading (in Korean) "Chernobyl! Fukushima! Busan?" We are calling for a nuclear energy phase out starting with the Kori 1 reactor, the oldest...

Chinese government needs to push clean energy agenda as hard as it addresses coal...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-07-17

On June 14, the State Council held a regular work session whose focus surprised nobody - controlling air pollution and facilitating the healthy development of China's solar sector. What was significant and symbolic though, was the...

This is the face of bravery

Image | 2013-07-15 at 8:00

Greenpeace activists from Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan and the United States are escorted by Korean police after a three day protest at the iconic Gwangandaegyo Bridge concluded peacefully, Busan, South Korea, 11 July 2013. The activists are...

China needs to do better than Obama’s US climate plan

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-07-02

US President Barack Obama unveiled his long-awaited plan for tackling climate change on Tuesday, focusing on three main areas: domestic mitigation efforts, domestic adaptation responses, and international cooperation with other...

Greenpeace appeal to improve the quality of air in China by rapidly reducing coal...

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-06-27

The Ministry of Environmental Protection recently released the “2012 Bulletin on the Environmental Situation in China.” According to this bulletin, in 2012, out of more than 325 cities above the prefecture level, a mere 40% of them...

UN climate talks can spur emission cuts in China

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-06-25

When the climate negotiators of the world recently gathered in Bonn, the Ad hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) had a tough mission – to reach a new agreement by 2015. China’s role in the process has...

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