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China can do better than a 'pledge and review' climate plan

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-08-06

This blog is a reaction to the recent article on chinadialogue by Oxford academic Thomas Hale ' Understanding China's domestic agenda can end UN climate gridlock ' , which itself was preceded by Li Shuo’s blog ' UN climate talks...

People power: unlocking China's domestic solar market

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-08-01

China is working extensively to unlock its domestic solar potential by pushing small-scale distributed projects . The State Council's detailed guideline to facilitate the development of the solar products' industry, issued on July 15,...

Chinese censorship will fail to hide Shenhua's ruthless water grab

Blog entry by Dannielle Taaffe | 2013-07-31

A Greenpeace East Asia investigation  exposing how a Chinese state-run coal company is overexploiting water resources and illegally discharging toxic wastewater has made global headlines. International news agencies such as ...

How China's Shenhua group is plundering water supplies

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 2013-07-30

Last week we exposed how state-owned Chinese coal company Shenhua, the world's largest coal producer by volume, is overexploiting groundwater and illegally dumping toxic industrial wastewater. In 11 field trips Greenpeace East Asia...

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...

Greenpeace reveals Chinese state coal company's ruthless water grab

Press release | 2013-07-23 at 3:00

A state-owned Chinese coal company is overexploiting groundwater and illegally dumping toxic industrial wastewater, highlighting the need to curb the country's burgeoning coal industry, Greenpeace East Asia has revealed.

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...

Coal power in China's key coal consuming provinces led to 83,500 premature deaths in...

Press release | 2013-07-11 at 0:29

Greenpeace released a study today on the health impacts of coal power plants in three of China’s key coal consuming provinces, Shandong, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia. The results show that PM2.5 pollution from the 637 power plants in these provinces...

Survey: Nearly 70% of citizens in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region unsatisfied with...

Press release | 2013-07-09 at 2:30

Recently, Greenpeace surveyed public satisfaction of air quality in the Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region. The survey revealed that nearly 70% of local residents are unsatisfied with the current air quality. Meanwhile, 92% of residents want the...

Greenpeace activists set up Nuclear Emergency camp on Busan's iconic bridge

Press release | 2013-07-09 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today set up a hanging Nuclear Emergency camp on the suspension cables of Busan's iconic Gwangandaegyo bridge, calling for the Korean government to widen the official nuclear evacuation zone to 30-kilometer radius. The four...

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