2012 Climate and Energy Press Releases

 

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Chernobyl! Fukushima! ... Busan?

Image | 2013-07-22 at 2:00

The Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior is seen in front of the Kori 1 nuclear reactor, with a banner reading (in Korean) "Chernobyl! Fukushima! Busan?" We are calling for a nuclear energy phase out starting with the Kori 1 reactor, the oldest...

Chinese government needs to push clean energy agenda as hard as it addresses coal...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-07-17

On June 14, the State Council held a regular work session whose focus surprised nobody - controlling air pollution and facilitating the healthy development of China's solar sector. What was significant and symbolic though, was the...

This is the face of bravery

Image | 2013-07-15 at 8:00

Greenpeace activists from Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan and the United States are escorted by Korean police after a three day protest at the iconic Gwangandaegyo Bridge concluded peacefully, Busan, South Korea, 11 July 2013. The activists are...

China needs to do better than Obama’s US climate plan

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-07-02

US President Barack Obama unveiled his long-awaited plan for tackling climate change on Tuesday, focusing on three main areas: domestic mitigation efforts, domestic adaptation responses, and international cooperation with other...

Greenpeace appeal to improve the quality of air in China by rapidly reducing coal...

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-06-27

The Ministry of Environmental Protection recently released the “2012 Bulletin on the Environmental Situation in China.” According to this bulletin, in 2012, out of more than 325 cities above the prefecture level, a mere 40% of them...

UN climate talks can spur emission cuts in China

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-06-25

When the climate negotiators of the world recently gathered in Bonn, the Ad hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) had a tough mission – to reach a new agreement by 2015. China’s role in the process has...

Fighting the suppression of anti-nuke voices in Korea

Image | 2013-06-24 at 8:00

Greenpeace East Asia nuclear campaigner Pino Lee, People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) International Solidarity Committee coordinator, Gayoon Baek, and lawyers address journalists at the Seoul Central District Court late last...

A monk dressed for prayer

Image | 2013-06-17 at 8:00

A young Buddhist monk is dressed for afternoon prayer in a traditional yellow dress with hat. In 2007 Greenpeace was in Tibet investigating the retreat of the Middle Rongbuk Glacier, Mount Everest (Qomolangma). The Rongbuk Glaciers are one of the...

US-China agreement on climate change or HFO for Dummies

Blog entry by Paula Tejon Carbajal | 2013-06-13

This was the news that woke me up last Sunday:  'United States and China agree to work together on phase down of HFCs.' Good! Finally some political action to reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions! Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are a...

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