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Illegal mining discovered in China's last remaining green peafowl habitat - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-07-12 at 14:13

Beijing, 12 July 2017 - Satellite imagery analysis and fieldwork conducted by Greenpeace East Asia have uncovered illegal mining and road construction in the Konglong River Nature Reserve in China’s southwestern Yunnan Province. The protection...

Cutting China’s redundant coal power capacity would provide enough water for 27...

Press release | 2017-07-05 at 10:00

Beijing, 5 July 2017 - Tackling China’s coal power overcapacity problem could save enough water to meet the basic needs of 27 million people in water stressed areas, a new report from Greenpeace East Asia shows. Despite a reduction in coal...

Apple, Samsung products among least repairable in new Greenpeace assessment of tech...

Press release | 2017-06-27 at 12:02

San Francisco, 27 June 2017 - Fairphone, Dell and HP are the only companies that make spare parts and repair manuals available to the public, while products from brands such as Apple, Samsung and Microsoft are among the least easy to repair and...

Nearly half of Chinese provinces miss water targets, 85% of Shanghai’s river water...

Press release | 2017-06-01 at 9:39

Beijing, 1 June 2017 - Fourteen provinces failed to meet their water quality improvement targets during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015), a Greenpeace East Asia report released today shows. As of 2015, 85.3% of water in Shanghai’s major...

Cocktail of chemicals being released from Lianyungang Chemical Industrial Park -...

Press release | 2017-05-27 at 17:26

Beijing, 25 May 2017 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation at the Lianyungang Chemical Industrial Park in Jiangsu Province has identified 226 organic chemicals in air, soil and water samples taken in the vicinity of the park. Out of this...

Belt and Road participants call for full implementation of Paris Agreement

Press release | 2017-05-15 at 19:21

Beijing, 15 May 2017 -- Participants in China’s Belt and Road initiative have called on all parties that ratified the Paris Agreement to implement it in full, as part of a communique to be released following China’s Belt and Road forum. The...

Sustainability should be priority for China’s Belt and Road- Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-05-12 at 16:48

On Sunday, 28 government leaders will meet in Beijing for the Belt and Road summit. As China embarks on its historic investment initiative, Greenpeace urges that environmental accountability be prioritized.

CO2 emissions from China’s coal-to-chemical industry could increase by more than 400%...

Press release | 2017-04-25 at 3:00

Beijing, 25 April, 2017 - China’s coal-to-chemical industry is projected to emit 409 million tonnes of CO2 annually by 2020 if all projects currently under construction go into operation, according to a new report released by Greenpeace East Asia...

By 2030 China's wind and solar industry could replace fossil energy sources to the...

Press release | 2017-04-11 at 15:00

Beijing, 11 April, 2017 - A new report on the co-benefits of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) power in China by Greenpeace East Asia and partner organisations finds that by 2030, China’s wind and solar power generation could replace fossil energy...

Global protests push Samsung to finally recycle Galaxy Note 7 - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-03-28 at 11:01

Seoul, 27 March 2017 - Samsung today officially published its plan to deal with the 4.3 million Galaxy Note 7 devices produced and recalled worldwide following battery faults. This major win comes after nearly five months of campaigning and...

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