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Greenpeace directors re-enter South Korea as denial of entry ends

Press release | 2013-07-02 at 19:12

Two Greenpeace directors have re-entered South Korea today after the denial of entry handed to them by the previous administration has apparently been lifted as part of the settlement the government sought from Greenpeace.

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...

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,...

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