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Coal power in China's key coal consuming provinces led to 83,500 premature deaths in...

Press release | 2013-07-10 at 22:29

Greenpeace released a study today on the health impacts of coal power plants in three of China’s key coal consuming provinces, Shandong, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia. The results show that PM2.5 pollution from the 637 power plants in these provinces...

Survey: Nearly 70% of citizens in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region unsatisfied with...

Press release | 2013-07-09 at 0:30

Recently, Greenpeace surveyed public satisfaction of air quality in the Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region. The survey revealed that nearly 70% of local residents are unsatisfied with the current air quality. Meanwhile, 92% of residents want the...

Greenpeace activists set up Nuclear Emergency camp on Busan's iconic bridge

Press release | 2013-07-09 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today set up a hanging Nuclear Emergency camp on the suspension cables of Busan's iconic Gwangandaegyo bridge, calling for the Korean government to widen the official nuclear evacuation zone to 30-kilometer radius. The four...

Rainbow Warrior begins Nuclear Emergency Tour of South Korea

Press release | 2013-07-05 at 17:41

Greenpeace's legendary flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, sailed into South Korea's Incheon Harbor for the first time today to start its Nuclear Emergency Tour, aiming to raise awareness on the level of emergency preparations South Korea's nuclear...

Greenpeace directors re-enter South Korea as denial of entry ends

Press release | 2013-07-02 at 17:12

Two Greenpeace directors have re-entered South Korea today after the denial of entry handed to them by the previous administration has apparently been lifted as part of the settlement the government sought from Greenpeace.

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 6:00

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...

Greenpeace agrees to settle lawsuit against South Korean Ministry of Justice

Press release | 2013-06-20 at 15:24

Greenpeace East Asia and Greenpeace International agreed to settle the lawsuit they filed against South Korea's Ministry of Justice for denying entry to six Greenpeace anti-nuclear campaigners. The MOJ contacted the law firm representing...

Pollution from coal power plants in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region causes nearly 10...

Press release | 2013-06-17 at 23:00

A research project co-authored by Greenpeace on the health impacts of coal power plants shows that PM2.5 pollution from the 196 coal-fired power plants in the capital region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei caused 9,900 premature deaths and nearly 70,000...

A monk dressed for prayer

Image | 2013-06-17 at 6:00

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...

Beijing air: a heavy metal cocktail

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-06-12

The following is an excerpt from our report: Exposing the Heavy Metal Concentration of PM2.5 in Beijing. From December 3, 2012 to January 18, 2013, Beijing experienced the most severe episode of air pollution since PM2.5...

South Korea's faked safety certificates: just another nuclear scandal

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 2013-06-11

This originally appeared on Greenpeace International, May 28, 2013. One of the defining factors of the nuclear industry is its refusal to learn the lessons of the past. It's built a lousy reputation for trust and transparency and...

A new wind is blowing through China

Image | 2013-06-10 at 6:00

Guazhou wind farm near Yumen in Gansu province. China installed 15.9 gigawatts of wind power in 2012, bringing accumulated, grid-connected capacity to 61 gigawatts, and ranking the country the largest wind market in the world for the fourth...

Meet Yang, our fearless action hero

Image | 2013-06-03 at 6:30

Yang is a Greenpeace East Asia campaigner from our Beijing office. He was recently on board the Rainbow Warrior to raise awareness and support for Australia's 'Save the Reef' campaign. Activities include an action against the 'MV Meister', a ship...

The Chinese coal industry responds to weakening demand and a flood of imported coal

Blog entry by Lifeng Fang | 2013-05-30

The Chinese coal mining industry has been hit by slowing coal consumption growth and simultaneously, a flood of cheaper imported coal. To stem the decline in profits, Chinese coal producers are pursuing a variety of strategies,...

Taiwan has never, will never, forget Fukushima

Image | 2013-05-27 at 6:00

Earlier this year Greenpeace activists joined an anti-nuclear rally in Taipei, to mark the second anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. With more than 220,000 participants in Taipei and other cities in Taiwan, the rally marked the...

Rainbow Warrior "Save Energy for Our Future" Tour: Hong Kong Stop

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-05-23

Come on board and experience the spirit of Greenpeace's new Rainbow Warrior when she makes her first-ever journey to Hong Kong in June. The new Rainbow Warrior, built entirely from Greenpeace supporter donations, will host two open...

It's time the MEP walked its talk

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-05-21

For residents in Beijing and many other eastern parts of China, this spring means another choking season of air pollution and a few more months of waiting for real cleanup action. Earlier in March, at a press conference of the...

Building our green future with green buildings

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-05-14

2013 is proving to be a critical year in the shaping of a future electricity market for Hong Kong. While the Government will soon review the "scheme of control" agreements (SOC) with the city's two power companies, an inter-departmental...

The children of South Korea's resounding "NO" to nuclear

Image | 2013-05-13 at 6:00

Children from the village of Samcheok join their parents and other activists to rally in opposition to a planned nuclear power plant in their community, 192km from Seoul. Millions of Koreans who live within the 30 kilometer radius of nuclear...

We're now the biggest rooftop solar power producer in Beijing

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 2013-05-08 2 comments

At 10:48 am on 17 April in Beijing, Greenpeace made a bit of history: we joined the first batch of around 50 rooftop solar PV projects that connected to the grid in China. And to our surprise, we learned that our modest...

Hazardous air: What goes into your lungs on a bad day in Beijing

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 2013-05-07

Image: One of the 16 volunteers with the sampler simulating human breathing.  © Greenpeace This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on April 23, 2013. You have seen air pollution before, but not in...

Taiwan: Giving their love to the polar bears

Image | 2013-05-06 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists from Taiwan dressed in polar bear suits demand that political leaders protect the pristine Arctic environment. Joining Arctic actions around the world, volunteers came out in force in order to support protection of the Arctic...

Greenpeace court case seeks to end suppression of anti-nuclear voices in Korea

Press release | 2013-05-01 at 11:48

Seoul, 1 May 2013 – Greenpeace East Asia and Greenpeace International today sought to reverse a decision by Korea's Ministry of Justice (MOJ) during the Lee Myung Bak administration to deny entry to six of the organisations’ staff into the...

As China addresses its 'airpocalypse', coal exporters fear loss of another market

Blog entry by Lifeng Fang | 2013-04-30

China’s air pollution crisis is more evident than ever. A new research report, conducted under the World Health Organization’s Global Burden of Disease project , shows that over 1.2 million premature deaths were caused by PM2.5...

The people of Taiwan love the Arctic!

Image | 2013-04-29 at 6:00

100 volunteers create a human banner in front of the Tuntex Skytower in Taiwan. They joined more than 10,000 volunteers from around the world that came together to form human banners which spell out ‘I Love Arctic’ in over 280 cities. Our...

When it comes to environmental talks, don't give up on China

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-04-25

The major impact that international summits and treaties have had on China’s environmental governance is often overlooked. Environmental protection first emerged as an issue in China in 1972, after the country dispatched a delegation...

China's leaders want "revolution" in small-scale solar power

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-04-23

For most observers of China’s renewable energy sector, flashy numbers are par for the course: China installed 15.9 gigawatts of wind power in 2012, bringing accumulated, grid-connected capacity to 61 gigawatts, and ranking the...

Beijing won't meet WHO air pollution standards until 2030s

Blog entry by Li Shuo and Lauri Myllyvirta | 2013-04-11

Beijing has finally decided to do something about its air pollution. Last week, the city announced a multibillion yuan campaign to tackle its environmental problems, an urgent follow up to last month's parliamentary sessions, where...

Greenpeace joins solar panel owner pioneers in China

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-04-09 5 comments

In October of last year China's State Grid Company released a new policy encouraging solar grid connections for individual households. With a new warehouse in Shunyi, on the outskirts of Beijing, we here at Greenpeace East Asia decided...

For China's new leaders what comes first: GDP or people's basic health and survival?

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-03-21

For China's growing number of environmentalists, the crux of China’s annual “Two Sessions” lies in the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) press conference, scheduled near the end of the sessions. Many of us had high hopes...

Solutions to put an end to China's air pollution crisis

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-03-14 1 comment

We all know China has a severe air pollution problem, particularly in big cities such as Beijing. But what can - or dare we say, must - be done about it? The most basic solution for air pollution is to end its root causes: quit coal...

Electricity subsidies are jeopardizing Hong Kong's green future

Blog entry by Yeung Man-yau | 2013-03-12

While the Hong Kong people celebrate another electricity subsidy as part of the budget handouts, they might not notice that the real winners are the two big power companies. This so-called "one-off" subsidy has been given out four...

Push to export US coal to China: "Motivated by a desperate industry, not sound economics"

Press release | 2013-03-07 at 5:30 1 comment

Washington DC - February 27, 2013 - The Chinese market for US coal exports may dry up before major new US coal shipments ever reach its ports, according to a new Greenpeace report. The report, "The Myth of China's Endless Coal Demand: A missing...

Open-pit coal mining in Inner Mongolia

Image | 2013-02-25 at 6:17

In this post-apocalyptic image we can see extensive open-pit coal mining in Inner Mongolia and its devastating impacts on the grassland used once for cattle and sheep.

Coal vs cars: in China's power regions

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-02-21

Every year, over the Chinese New Year holiday, Beijing gets a reprieve from the smoggy days pictured above. Now is the perfect time to clear one's head and think seriously about how to tackle the city's ongoing pollution problem. ...

A room with a (horrible) view

Image | 2013-02-11 at 3:30

Herders look through a window as trucks pour tip sand produced by the coal mines onto the grassland and encroaching onto their land with cattle. Extensive open-pit coal mining in Inner Mongolia has had devastating impacts on the grassland used...

8 must-know facts about China's air pollution crisis

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-02-07 2 comments

1.  In 2009 China burned nearly half of the world's coal , and coal accounts for nearly 70% of China's energy mix. 2. Cities in China’s Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta, and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region suffered over 100 hazy...

China's clinging to coal an unnecessary contradiction

Feature Story | 2013-02-06 at 3:00

The biggest dirty-energy project on the planet is the planned 20% expansion of China’s coal mining and production operations in five semi-arid western and northern provinces, where most of China’s remaining reserves of the dirty fuel are to be...

Chicheng wind farm in Hebei Province

Image | 2013-01-28 at 2:30

The latest Greenpeace report 'Point of no return: The massive climate threats we must avoid' shows government hypocrisy on major energy projects is fueling climate change and placing populations at risk. The report reveals the alarming threat...

Empowering the public to end China's air pollution crisis

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-01-17 2 comments

Air pollution in China's capital city of Beijing reached record levels over the weekend. According to the U.S. Embassy twitter @ BeijingAir , at 8pm on Saturday PM 2.5 readings surged to 886 µg/m3, exceeding the Environmental...

Just another smoggy day in Beijing

Image gallery | 2013-01-16

The real driver behind China’s push to curb coal consumption

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 2013-01-10

This piece was originally published on Greenpeace International, December 20, 2012. Can you imagine wearing an industrial filter mask for the next 20 years, every time you walk out the door to protect you from air pollution ? ...

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