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How to interpret China's talk of a carbon "cap"

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2014-06-09

China's carbon emissions need to peak before 2030 if we are to avoid dangerous climate change, says Greenpeace's Li Shuo   Global climate politics started to heat up this week. One day after the US unveiled its carbon dioxide...

Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei’s efforts to reduce pollution fall short

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2014-04-16

Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei have always been China’s most air polluted regions but Hebei is the most severely affected region. Data from 2013, which analysed 74 cities clearly shows that Hebei province accounted for 7 out of the top...

Why China's environment ministry should say no to coal gasification

Blog entry by Li Yan | 2014-04-15

This was originally posted on China Dialogue, 18 March 2014. Vice environment minister Wu Xiaoqing has said more clean and renewable energy needs to be made available in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei triangle in order to reduce smog,...

Air, water, and climate – the triple whammy that ends China’s coal boom

Blog entry by Li Shuo and Kaisa Kosonen | 2014-04-11

This week, Beijing’s air pollution is way above safe levels again, the world’s largest coal company has been forced to change its water strategy , and the UN panel looking at options to act against climate change is expected to...

How China's coal caps mean it may be doing more to tackle climate change than the EU...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2014-04-10

Despite China's growing coal consumption, is it doing more to tackle climate change than the US and EU? A new analysis into the impact of its recently announced coal caps suggests it may - at least by some measures. The latest...

How China's coal control measures could help avoid catastrophic climate change in...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2014-04-10

China’s coal control measures, driven by severe air pollution across the country, could help the world avoid catastrophic climate change, according to a new analysis . The UN IPCC’s third working group, meeting in Berlin this week,...

Why the world's biggest coal company has backed down

Blog entry by Deng Ping and Harri Lammi | 2014-04-08

Last year, Greenpeace decided to do something we had never done before during our 13 years of work in China: target and confront a state owned coal company. And not just any company. The biggest and boldest, a Chinese government...

Want to reduce China's smog? The answer lies in controlling coal use

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2014-03-15

More than 10 percent of China's land area has been shrouded in thick smog in recent days, with the level of PM2.5 (particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers or less and very harmful to humans) frequently exceeding danger...

Fukushima: we must not forget!

Blog entry by Dr. Rianne Teule | 2014-03-12

“Forgetting Fukushima makes it more likely that such a nuclear disaster could happen elsewhere,” said Mrs Tatsuko Okawara, one of the hundreds of thousands of victims of the Fukushima accident that began on 11 March 2011. Though...

The growth of China's coal demand is drying up

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2014-03-07

With new policies on air pollution and the economy, China’s coal consumption has been projected to cool down for a while, and the first evidence of the trend is starting to show up in statistics. Recent ambitious policy announcements...

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