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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...

Greenpeace agrees to settle lawsuit against South Korean Ministry of Justice

Press release | 2013-06-20 at 17:24

Greenpeace East Asia and Greenpeace International agreed to settle the lawsuit they filed against South Korea's Ministry of Justice for denying entry to six Greenpeace anti-nuclear campaigners. The MOJ contacted the law firm representing...

Pollution from coal power plants in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region causes nearly 10...

Press release | 2013-06-18 at 1:00

A research project co-authored by Greenpeace on the health impacts of coal power plants shows that PM2.5 pollution from the 196 coal-fired power plants in the capital region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei caused 9,900 premature deaths and nearly 70,000...

US-China agreement on climate change or HFO for Dummies

Blog entry by Paula Tejon Carbajal | 2013-06-13

This was the news that woke me up last Sunday:  'United States and China agree to work together on phase down of HFCs.' Good! Finally some political action to reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions! Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are a...

Beijing air: a heavy metal cocktail

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-06-12

The following is an excerpt from our report: Exposing the Heavy Metal Concentration of PM2.5 in Beijing. From December 3, 2012 to January 18, 2013, Beijing experienced the most severe episode of air pollution since PM2.5...

South Korea's faked safety certificates: just another nuclear scandal

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 2013-06-11

This originally appeared on Greenpeace International, May 28, 2013. One of the defining factors of the nuclear industry is its refusal to learn the lessons of the past. It's built a lousy reputation for trust and transparency and...

The Chinese coal industry responds to weakening demand and a flood of imported coal

Blog entry by Lifeng Fang | 2013-05-30

The Chinese coal mining industry has been hit by slowing coal consumption growth and simultaneously, a flood of cheaper imported coal. To stem the decline in profits, Chinese coal producers are pursuing a variety of strategies,...

Rainbow Warrior "Save Energy for Our Future" Tour: Hong Kong Stop

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-05-23

Come on board and experience the spirit of Greenpeace's new Rainbow Warrior when she makes her first-ever journey to Hong Kong in June. The new Rainbow Warrior, built entirely from Greenpeace supporter donations, will host two open...

It's time the MEP walked its talk

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-05-21

For residents in Beijing and many other eastern parts of China, this spring means another choking season of air pollution and a few more months of waiting for real cleanup action. Earlier in March, at a press conference of the...

Building our green future with green buildings

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-05-14

2013 is proving to be a critical year in the shaping of a future electricity market for Hong Kong. While the Government will soon review the "scheme of control" agreements (SOC) with the city's two power companies, an inter-departmental...

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