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China raises hopes for continued climate change action at Davos - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-01-17 at 22:40

17 January 2017, Davos - Chinese President Xi Jinping today addressed the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Under the theme "responsive and responsible leadership", Xi offered his view on a set of global issues including climate...

Almost three quarters of Chinese cities yet to reach air quality national standards:...

Press release | 2017-01-17 at 13:00

Beijing, 17 January, 2017 - Analysis of rates of air quality improvement from 366 cities across China shows that 270 cities, or 74%, fail to meet China’s national air quality standards. Greenpeace East Asia and the Shanghai Qingyue Environmental...

China releases its energy sector development 13th five year plan: Greenpeace response

Press release | 2017-01-05 at 19:39

Beijing, 5 January, 2017 - China’s National Energy Administration’s national energy sector development 13th five year plan firms up the country’s coal consumption cap and puts the country on the path of a steady energy transition. World-leading...

Smog engulfs area home to 460 million citizens as Northern China sees worst air...

Press release | 2016-12-20 at 12:52

Beijing, 20 December 2016 - Northern China’s 23-city air pollution red alert has become the most serious air pollution episode of the year, affecting a population equivalent to that of the US, Canada and Mexico combined. Approximately 200 million...

Beijing’s first air pollution red alert of 2016, coal burning the culprit - Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-12-16 at 20:12

Beijing, 16 December, 2016 - A Greenpeace East Asia analysis of air pollution statistics identifies industrial coal burning in Beijing’s surrounding provinces as the primary source of the pollution which has triggered the red alert measures for...

Media Update: Beijing PM2.5 carcinogen concentration falls as less coal burnt

Press release | 2016-11-14 at 19:04

Beijing, 14 November, 2016 - In 2013 Greenpeace East Asia, in collaboration with the Public Health Faculty of Peking University, reported that PM2.5 in Beijing contained levels of the heavy metal and group 1 carcinogen, arsenic, 3.85 times higher...

China’s Power Sector 13th Five Year Plan disappoints - Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-11-07 at 19:54

Beijing, 7 November 2016 - China’s Power Sector 13th Five Year Plan, released today by the National Energy Administration, is far from ambitious enough in its attempts to tackle China’s coal power overcapacity problem.[1] In addition, its wind...

Dumping 4.3 million Samsung phones is an environmental disaster warns Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-11-01 at 17:30

Seoul, 1 November 2016 - Samsung’s lack of transparency on the disposal of Galaxy Note 7 leaves tonnes of precious minerals at risk of being discarded into the environment. According to calculations by Oeko-Institut, a research and consultancy...

Xi’an Environmental Protection Bureau caught tampering with air quality readings -...

Press release | 2016-10-25 at 17:41

Beijing, 25 October 2016 - It is shocking and concerning that the Xi'an Environmental Protection Bureau has consistently falsified air quality readings.[1]

Greenpeace finds microplastics in all 5 leading cosmetic retailers : inadequate...

Press release | 2016-10-13 at 18:18

Hong Kong, October 12 2016 - A crowdsourcing investigation by Greenpeace East Asia in Hong Kong, has found five leading cosmetics retailers selling products with microplastics, which has increasingly been proven to be damaging to the environment...

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