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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,...

Our climate and energy campaigner that took on big coal

Image | 2014-04-14 at 3:00

Greenpeace East Asia climate and energy campaigner, Li Shuo.

2014

Hub | 2014-04-11 at 15:26

2014 Climate & Energy Reports

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...

The end of China's coal boom

Publication | 2014-04-10 at 22:00 2 comments

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.

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...

World’s biggest coal company Shenhua to stop exploiting groundwater in China

Press release | 2014-04-07 at 22:00

Beijing – The Shenhua Group, the world's biggest coal producer by volume, is to stop extracting groundwater for their flagship coal-to-liquid project in Inner Mongolia’s Ordos - an area struggling with severe water shortages affecting farmers and...

Let's stand up for this brave climate defender

Image | 2014-04-07 at 4:00

Let's stand up for Rosina Gonzales, Greenpeace Mexico activist, who took climate action against the oil industry and is now facing 10 years in jail!

Which group of 5 million supporters do you belong to?

Image | 2014-03-24 at 13:30

The melting Arctic is under threat from oil drilling, industrial fishing and conflict. But you can Save The Arctic!

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...

Coal Cap: Walk the Talk

Feature Story | 2014-03-06 at 21:00

China’s coal consumption growth has been the dominant factor in global CO2 emission growth over the past decade, contributing over half of the increase from 2002 to 2012. The expected major slowdown in China’s coal consumption growth opens up a...

2014

Hub | 2014-03-04 at 8:50

2014 Climate and Energy Feature Stories

Bad to worse: ranking 74 Chinese cities by air pollution

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2014-02-19 2 comments

We've mined the data and produced a ranking of 74 Chinese cities by levels of PM2.5 air pollution . The figures were taken from official data published by the Ministry of Environmental Protection for the year of 2013, but we've...

The stars looking out over the Arctic

Image | 2014-02-17 at 3:00

Join the millions who believe in protecting the Arctic. We want to create a global sanctuary around the North Pole, and ban offshore drilling and destructive industry in the Arctic. All photos are by award-winning celebrity photographer Andy...

Investigations & Reports

Standard Page | 2014-02-16 at 9:39

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Sun rises in the east: China beats global record for solar panel installations

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2014-02-04 1 comment

If 2012 was China’s year of wind power - when it increased its power output more than coal did , what shone in 2013 is solar. Data from the China Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) and Chinese media reports suggest...

China's coal to gas plans: old wine in new bottles

Blog entry by Justin Guay and Li Shuo | 2014-01-19

The Chinese coal industry has a plan to solve the nations air pollution crisis -- consume more coal. Last week the Chinese chief energy planning agency, the National Energy Administration (NEA) concluded its annual work session with a...

2014

Hub | 2014-01-01 at 12:28

2014 Climate and Energy Press Releases

A brave Arctic defender finally heads home

Image | 2013-12-30 at 3:30

Greenpeace International activist Dima Litvinov (Sweden) becomes the first member of the Arctic 30 to leave Russia as he and his wife board a train at a St. Petersburg railway station. Dima is the fourth generation of his family to be imprisoned...

To save the Arctic, we have to act today

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-12-24

A new Arctic oil rush is starting. Shell, BP, Exxon, Gazprom, Rosneft and others want to risk a devastating Arctic oil spill for only three years’ worth of oil. The same dirty energy companies that caused the Arctic to melt in the...

A sea captain is reunited with his wife

Image | 2013-12-16 at 18:04

A beautiful moment as Peter Willcox’s wife Maggy arrives in St Petersburg, Russia. But he should be the one arriving, and she should be the one welcoming him as he finally comes home. The 'Arctic 30' (twenty-eight Greenpeace International...

5 things Beijing needs to do to bring back blue skies

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-12-10

The following is an excerpt from our report: Tracking back the smog . In China, as clear and concrete pollution reduction goals at the central and local government levels are being set, public concern for a deteriorating living...

A very different kind of Christmas

Image | 2013-12-09 at 7:40

Designed by people who love the Arctic, for people who love the Arctic! http://www.savesantashome.org/cards

Study points to coal burning as origin of northern China airpocalypse

Press release | 2013-12-02 at 12:30

Beijing - Coal burning is the biggest contributor of air pollution in Beijing and surrounding area, according to a University of Leeds study sponsored by Greenpeace East Asia. Previous studies have linked outdoor air pollution to premature deaths...

China’s coal rush faces conundrum

Publication | 2013-12-02 at 12:30

China is highly dependent on coal as the primary source of energy and accounts for around 70% of the country’s total primary energy consumption. According to the ‘China Energy Statistical Yearbook 2012’, China consumed over 3.43 billion tons of...

Tracing back the smog

Publication | 2013-12-02 at 12:30

Greenpeace has been co-operating with a team from the University of Leeds, UK, led by Dr. Dabo Guan, with the aim to study PM2.5 sources and control strategies in Jingjinji, since the end of 2012. This project report is the first of its kind to...

Emotional reunion for an Arctic 30 activist

Image | 2013-12-02 at 6:00

Greenpeace International activist, Ana Paula Alminhana Maciel (from Brazil) at Pulkova 2 International Airport in St. Petersburg, is reunited with her mother Rosaela Maciel and niece Alessandra Maciel Henriques. Ana Paula was released on bail...

Making a run for it: Zhong Yu's journey from North to South

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-11-26

“I run to be healthy, but I never know whether I’m actually getting healthier by running or whether I’m just breathing in more harmful particles”, Zhong Yu. Last Saturday was the second ever Guangzhou Marathon. The theme of this...

Taiwan send their love to the Arctic 30

Image | 2013-11-25 at 6:30

Hundreds of people join a solidarity concert featuring prominent performers Sangpuy and Wu Zhi-Ning, in Taiwan. At events at 265 cities in 43 countries thousands of people took part in a day of solidarity to mark two months since the Arctic 30...

How do we translate China's policy shift on air pollution into progressive climate...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-11-19

Air pollution presents an opportunity to revisit China’s high emission growth path. During the Warsaw Climate Change Conference, delegates need to prepare ground for further action from China. Over the last year, air pollution has...

Human chain in support of the Arctic 30 at COP19

Image | 2013-11-18 at 5:00

Civil society advocates from all over the world joined Greenpeace for a vigil in support of the Arctic 30 climate defenders at the UN Climate negotiations in Poland. As delegates were arriving for the morning session, activists from the Climate...

The Arctic 30, coal and the future of our children

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 2013-11-13

Every time one of my daughters climbed onto my lap I could not help but think about the children of the  Arctic 30 . About how they must be missing their parents and how my colleagues must be missing them. About the fear some feel that...

Free the world's bravest Arctic defenders

Image | 2013-11-04 at 5:30

Actor Marta Poveda shows her support for the Arctic 30. Celebrities and local citizens stood behind the Arctic 30 by spending time in a mock cell in central Madrid. The 'Arctic 30' (28 Greenpeace International activists plus a freelance...

Coal is killing China: the startling figures

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-10-31 1 comment

Last month, the Chinese government  announced their plan to improve air quality in the Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong regions, and that will significantly slow down China's coal consumption growth. It sets an important precedent that...

Taking our message to the highest of heights

Image | 2013-10-28 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists ask for the release of the Arctic 30, with Mount Everest visible in the background. The areas surrounding Mount Everest were sealed immediately afterwards due to Cyclone Phailin, which brought heavy storms. As the Arctic 30...

Battling extreme weather on Mt Everest to join the call to #FreeTheArctic30

Blog entry by Zhong Yu | 2013-10-24

I've been to Mount Everest thirteen times, mostly to climb, but twice to investigate glacial evidence of climate change. This year I thought I came back to ride. My friend Nancy and I rode 1,500 kilometres on bicycles over the course...

17 stunning images of the Arctic Sunrise taking peaceful action

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | 2013-10-23

This post originally appeared on Greenpeace USA, October 9, 2013. The first time Greenpeace came in contact with the Arctic Sunrise, it was actually confronting the ship as the French government was using it to build an air strip...

What needs to happen next on air pollution

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-10-22 1 comment

“Golden Week” was anything but golden for Beijingers as the city was once again blanketed by heavy haze. The air quality index climbed above 400 during the October national holiday period, a level more than 10 times higher than the...

Protesting outside the Russian embassy in Seoul

Image | 2013-10-21 at 6:00

Greenpeace staff and volunteers protest outside the Russian embassy in Seoul. In support of the 28 Greenpeace International activists, as well as a freelance photographer and a freelance videographer currently in custody pending investigations...

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