2008 Climate and Energy Press Releases

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No Show at UN Climate Change Conference Greenpeace couriers Edward Yau, Secretary for...

Press release | 2008-12-11 at 10:00

Greenpeace activists assembled outside the Revenue Tower where the Environment Bureau is situated to protest against Edward Yau, Secretary for the Environment, for skipping the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland.

Greenpeace sends Secretary gas mask Mocks low air pollution standard

Press release | 2008-11-26 at 19:43

Greenpeace activists presented a gas mask to Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau today to mock him of risking Hong Kong citizen’s lives and health by refusing to review the Air Quality Objective (AQO) according to World Health Organization’s...

Government fools Hong Kong people with tricky Air Quality Objectives

Press release | 2008-11-17 at 21:18

More than 97% of days in last winter will match even the updated government standard of concentration of suspended particles set in the Policy Address. Greenpeace activists condemn the low standard is intentionally temporizing the public. The...

China Pays Heavy Costs of Coal

Press release | 2008-10-27 at 19:32

China’s coal bill in 2007 was laden with a total external cost of RMB 1.7 trillion, equivalent to 7.1% of China’s gross domestic product (GDP) the same year, according to a new report commissioned by Greenpeace, the Energy Foundation and WWF. ...

Climate Change Threatens China's Food Security, warns Greenpeace

Press release | 2008-10-15 at 16:13

China will lose its self sufficiency in food production as early as 2030 because of climate change, warns a new report by Greenpeace released today on the eve of World Food Day 2008. This disaster can only be averted if the government takes...

Tourism representative expresses concern

Press release | 2008-10-01 at 8:00

Greenpeace conducted an on-site monitoring in Mong Kong Pedestrian Area, a hot spot where a lot of tourists are usually found, 2 days prior to “Oct 1 Golden Week”. According to the results, it was discovered that the level of suspended...

Greenpeace calls for a strong environmental action plan as Beijing residents vote for...

Press release | 2008-09-12 at 18:31

Greenpeace is calling on the Beijing municipal government to implement and strengthen existing legislation to ensure that improvements to the city’s environment during the Olympic Games are long-lasting and that these improvements are further...

Greenpeace unmasks EDP’s fallacious “Air Pollution Index”

Press release | 2008-09-11 at 8:00

Three Greenpeace members climb up the Roadside Air Pollution Index (API) Monitoring Station at Central today to denounce the Environmental Protection Department’s (EPD) inaccurate “Air Pollution Index” (API), which is measured upon an outdated...

Greenpeace Urges China to Widely Apply Environmental Lessons from the Games

Press release | 2008-07-28 at 8:00

In its assessment of the 2008 Olympic Games, Greenpeace recognizes Beijing’s environmental achievements but also points out the opportunities the city has missed in using the Games as a platform to implement more ambitious initiatives across the...

Greenpeace Brings 7,000 Signatures to Environment Bureau, Demand CO2 Caps on Power Plants

Press release | 2008-05-06 at 8:00

Two Greenpeace activists dressed up in eyeball costume today bring 7,000 signatures collected earlier to the Environment Bureau and covered the EB door with “surveillance eyes”. The act is to present public voices to urge the Bureau to cap carbon...

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