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DR Congo’s logging companies and international timber traders continue to profit from...

Press release | 2015-05-29 at 14:15

Kinshasa May 26 - Logging violations, disenfranchised local communities, the cutting of endangered tree species without valid authorisation, destruction of threatened Bonobo habitat and worldwide export of suspect timber. These are just some of...

The ties that bind: Sino-Africa partnership undercut by rogue Chinese fishing companies

Feature Story | 2015-05-20 at 16:09

Between 26 October and 21 November last year, a group of campaigners on the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza, sailed through the waters of Senegal, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau in West Africa. The waters were hardly being patrolled as the region...

Trading in Chaos: the impact at home and abroad of illegal logging in DRC

Publication | 2015-05-29 at 13:58

The forests of the Congo Basin comprise the second-largest rainforest area in the world and play a key role in regulating the earth’s climate, as well as providing a home and livelihood to millions of people and rare and endangered wildlife. The...

China submits post-2020 climate targets

Press release | 2015-06-30 at 21:27

Paris/Beijing, 30 June, 2015 – China submitted a carbon intensity reduction target of 60-65% by 2030, based on 2005 levels, to the UN as part of its climate plan (INDC), according to media reports. The announcement came as Chinese premier Li...

Opportunity Knocks

Publication | 2015-11-24 at 10:00

The second-largest tropical rain-forested area in the world after the Amazon, the Congo Basin Forest, is under increasing threat of deforestation and forest degradation. One of the key drivers is commercial logging. This vast area supports more...

Pipe Dreams

Publication | 2016-01-21 at 12:16

In this report, Greenpeace explores the development of China’s coal-to-chemical sector and environmental problems of the industry. We look at the efforts of one such SOE, the Datang group, one of China’s top 5 state-owned power sector giants,...

Greenpeace: In spite of China’s overcapacity crisis, 210 new coal fired power plants...

Press release | 2016-03-02 at 11:00

Beijing, 2 March, 2016 – An updated Greenpeace East Asia report has found that in 2015 a total of 210 new coal fired power plants were granted environmental permits, in spite of the sector’s severe overcapacity problem. Moreover, the rate at...

UPDATE: Is China doubling down on its coal power bubble?

Publication | 2016-03-02 at 11:24

In January-December 2015, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection and provincial Environmental Protection Bureaus gave at least one positive permitting decision to a total of 210 coal-fired power plants with a total capacity of 169 gigawatts...

As eastern China’s air quality improves rapidly, 69 cities in central and western...

Press release | 2016-04-20 at 9:11

Beijing, 20 April, 2016 – Greenpeace East Asia’s city rankings for the first quarter of 2016 show significant improvements in average air quality in 362 cities across the country. The improvements are particularly rapid in eastern China’s three...

China announces a plan to achieve 17% cut in carbon intensity by 2015

Feature Story | 2011-11-10 at 11:25

Yesterday China's State Council approved a plan to control the nation's serious greenhouse gas emissions. The aim of the plan will be to achieve the goal of a 17% cut in carbon intensity by 2015 from 2010 levels, as reported on a central...

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