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China begins to suspend coal-fired power plant approvals, Greenpeace response

Press release | 2016-03-24 at 16:20

Beijing, 24 March, 2016 - Chinese media today reported that the country’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has ordered 13 provincial governments to suspend approvals of new coal-fired power plant projects until the end of 2017. [1] Another...

45% of China’s coal-fired power plants in areas of ‘water over-withdrawal’, Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-03-23 at 12:10

Beijing, 22 March, 2016 – 45% of coal-fired power plants in China are located in areas of ‘water over-withdrawal’, a ground-breaking Greenpeace study of the coal industry’s impact on the global water crisis shows. Every year these power plants...

China's 13th Five Year Plan hints at stronger climate ambition - Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-03-17 at 21:59

Beijing, 17 March 2016 - China's 13th Five Year Plan released today could indicate the world's largest carbon emitter will ramp its climate targets up within the next five years, just weeks after a recent paper also suggested that China’s...

Greenpeace response to the Chinese government’s MEP press conference

Press release | 2016-03-11 at 16:36

Beijing, 11 March, 2016 – In today’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) press conference, Minister Chen Jining expressed an encouraging outlook and laid out a comprehensive range of targets for the MEP. Greenpeace welcomes this vision,...

Greenpeace: In spite of China’s overcapacity crisis, 210 new coal fired power plants...

Press release | 2016-03-02 at 11:00

Beijing, 2 March, 2016 – An updated Greenpeace East Asia report has found that in 2015 a total of 210 new coal fired power plants were granted environmental permits, in spite of the sector’s severe overcapacity problem. Moreover, the rate at...

China’s CO2 emissions continued to fall in 2015 – Greenpeace response

Press release | 2016-02-29 at 12:18

Beijing, 29 February, 2016 – Statistics released today by the National Bureau of Statistics show that a fall in China’s coal consumption and CO2 emissions continued for a second year in a row 2015. The fall in coal use over past two years was...

Greenpeace reaction to the State Council investigation report on the Tianjin Blasts

Press release | 2016-02-06 at 12:10

Beijing, February 6, 2016 - Following the release of the official Tianjin blast investigation report, Greenpeace urges the government to systematically review and reform the chemicals management system in China.

ChinaChem to takeover Syngenta - Greenpeace statement

Press release | 2016-02-04 at 12:42

Beijing, 4 February 2016 - On the announcement of ChemChina to takeover the pesticide and seed company Syngenta, Philippe Schenkel, Ecological Farming Campaigner at Greenpeace Switzerland, said:

Greenpeace: China saw average PM2.5 levels fall by 10% in 2015, but 80% of cities...

Press release | 2016-01-20 at 10:00

Beijing, 20 January 2016 - Greenpeace East Asia’s 2015 annual city rankings show that average PM2.5 concentration in 189 cities around China fell by 10% compared to 2014 levels. However, 80% of a set of 366 cities in China still fail to meet the...

China declares no new coal mines for next three years - Greenpeace response

Press release | 2016-01-06 at 12:30

Beijing, 6 January 2016 - China announced plans recently to halt new coal mine approvals for the next three years, and close 1,000 coal mines as part of its fight against air pollution. The announcement, made in a speech by the Head of China’s...

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