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

Press release | 2016-01-20 at 13:00

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 15:30

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...

Greenpeace sampling finds 93% of corn grown in China’s ‘breadbasket’ province of...

Press release | 2016-01-06 at 13:50

Beijing, 6 January, 2016 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation into corn production in Liaoning Province, one of China’s major breadbaskets, has found that 93% of random field samples and 20 of 21 samples from grain markets and supermarkets in...

Greenpeace urges Hong Kong to join ‘Buy Nothing Day’ and stop over-consumption

Press release | 2015-12-17 at 16:50

Hong Kong, 27 November 2015 ¬– Greenpeace marked today’s international Buy Nothing Day by highlighting Hong Kong’s wastefulness: last year the region discarded 110,000 tonnes of textiles, equivalent to about 1,400 T-Shirts every minute – an...

Greenpeace reaction to the Beijing government’s issuing of a severe pollution red alert

Press release | 2015-12-08 at 15:28

Beijing, December 8, 2015 – Greenpeace East Asia notes the positive step the Beijing city government has taken in issuing a red alert for severe pollution (defined as a period when AQI is over 200 and predicted to last more than 3 days), a move...

Greenpeace calls for a ‘2034 Nuclear-free Hong Kong’ emissions reduction plan

Press release | 2015-12-04 at 20:36

3 November 2015, Hong Kong-The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) Climate Summit will be held on 30 November in Paris. The UN has pointed out that countries' current emissions reduction targets will not be enough to stop the world going over...

Greenpeace: China could lead global fight against illegal logging in the Congo Basin

Press release | 2015-11-24 at 13:02

Beijing, November 24, 2015 – The transformation of the Congo Basin timber trade into one significantly influenced by twenty key Chinese trading companies offers a golden opportunity to contribute significantly to tackle illegal logging in the...

Greenpeace report estimates 13th Five Year Plan period could see 700 billion RMB...

Press release | 2015-11-18 at 15:19

Beijing, November 18, 2015 – A collaborative report by Greenpeace East Asia and North China Electric Power University reveals that up to 700 billion RMB could be invested in the coal power industry over the 13th five year plan period, in spite of...

Greenpeace: Despite falling coal consumption, China could add as many as four idle...

Press release | 2015-11-11 at 12:04

Beijing, 11 November, 2015 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has found that a total of 155 coal fired power plants, or four per week, have received environmental permits in the first nine months of this year. With power generation from coal...

Greenpeace Response to China-France Joint Statement on Climate Change

Press release | 2015-11-03 at 1:30

Beijing, November 2, 2015 - A joint climate statement was released today by Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Francois Hollande. The statement made an incremental step forward while highlighting the ambition gap the world still...

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