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China’s air pollution problem is heading west

Blog entry by Dong Liansai | 2016-04-20

The data is in, and at first glance it looks like good news. China’s air quality has improved overall, but much of its less developed middle and western cities have seen marked increases in PM2.5 levels. 2016 has already...

How coal is sucking the life out of the Kuye River Basin.

Blog entry by Qi Meng | 2016-03-22

The Kuye River Basin in Northern China is already suffering from severe water stress. So why is the development of water-intensive coal power continuing to be permitted there?   Walking into Wuchengong Village it’s hard to believe...

So what happened with China's pollution in 2015?

Blog entry by Dong Liansai | 2016-01-20

Greenpeace East Asia has released its City Rankings for 2015   following one of the worst winters on record. Data from 366 cities across China was collected and analysed and ranked by pollution levels.    What a year for smog...

Falling Fast: It wasn’t just stock prices that dropped in China recently

Blog entry by Dong Liansai | 2015-07-22

As stocks in China’s bull market suddenly slipped last month, another downward trend gives us slightly more cause for optimism.   Greenpeace East Asia revealed the results of its quarterly air quality rankings today. By province,...

INDC- Four letters that will shape the future of the planet

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-06-25

China has dominated climate and energy news these past few weeks. But soon, four letters are going to top the headlines: INDC. So what's it all about? What are INDCs? Understanding INDCs requires a brief struggle with UN...

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...

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