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

Press release | 2017-05-27 at 19:26

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 21:21

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 18:48

Beijing, May 12 2017- 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 5:00

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 17:00

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 14:01

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...

China forecasts fourth year of stable or declining CO2 emissions, as world awaits...

Press release | 2017-02-28 at 14:50

Beijing, 28 February 2017 – China is forecasting a significant drop in CO2 emissions of approximately 1%, according to Greenpeace East Asia’s analysis of China’s National Energy Administration forecasts for 2017. [1] This would be the fourth...

Despite claims of cuts, China sees steel operating capacity increase in 2016, air...

Press release | 2017-02-13 at 12:30

*The below report was commissioned from the steel industry consultancy Custeel E-Commerce Co., Ltd. by Greenpeace East Asia. Since publication on Monday 13 February, Custeel have raised concerns that the definition of certain terms and elements...

Hong Kong people spend HK$25 billion on clothes a year

Press release | 2017-02-08 at 18:16

Greenpeace today release a report based on a survey comparing Hong Kong and Taiwan consumer behaviour and attitudes. The survey debunks the myth that "shopping buys you happiness", with a significant proportion of shoppers said that once the...

Samsung fails to share a plan to deal with 4.3 million Galaxy Note 7 - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-01-23 at 16:56

Seoul, 23 January 2017 - Samsung today announced the results of investigations into what caused the Galaxy Note 7 explosions, but has still failed to publish its plan to deal with the 4.3 million phones recalled worldwide. Greenpeace urges...

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