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Climate & Energy

Hub | 2010-07-14 at 15:50

Climate change is of critical concern to China: it is the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter, and many of its people are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, from glacial melting to droughts and flooding.

The Pollutants

Standard Page | 2011-06-22 at 20:36

Originating from coal-fired power plants, vehicle exhaust, factories and construction, air pollution is made up of chemicals and components that are hazardous to human health. Here's a quick summary of the major components of concern in air...

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...

PM2.5 Infographic

Standard Page | 2011-12-06 at 12:26

PM2.5 is a measurement of small particulate matter in the air. Here's everything you need to know about PM2.5, such as what it is, why it's important, and how to protect yourself from them.

Air Pollution in China

Standard Page | 2010-08-20 at 16:03

Coal is the leading culprit of air pollution in China. Coal supplies 80% of the country’s electricity and 70% of its energy – as well as the lion's share of its air pollutants.

The Solutions

Standard Page | 2011-06-23 at 20:51

The solutions to air pollution are straightforward but they require action: quit coal, establish clear, strict air quality standards and ensure that cities which fail to meet national air quality targets provide plans stating when and how they...

The Problem and Impacts of Air Pollution in China

Standard Page | 2011-06-22 at 20:29

Millions of people in China are breathing a hazardous cocktail of chemicals every day. These chemicals are caused by coal-fired power plants, heavy industry, factories and vehicles, and are responsible for heart disease, stroke, respiratory...

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...

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...

Quit Coal

Standard Page | 2011-06-04 at 13:51

Greenpeace is campaigning for China to end its reliance on coal-burning, and instead transition to a green development pathway powered by green energy.

China clean air plan to slow coal consumption, curb coal imports

Press release | 2013-09-12 at 10:33

Beijing – The Chinese government's plan to improve air quality in the Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong regions will significantly slow down China’s coal consumption growth, setting an important precedent that should be broadened in China, and that...

Giant coal mine in violation of laws uncovered at the source of China’s mother river

Press release | 2014-08-04 at 11:00

Beijing, August 7, 2014: The existence of a giant coal mine illegally encroaching on a nature reserve at the source of the iconic Yellow River, China’s second longest, has been brought to light by a Greenpeace investigation published today.

Greenpeace activists protest Standard Chartered’s role in Reef wrecking coal mine

Press release | 2015-05-06 at 14:55

6 May 2015, Hong Kong – Twenty Greenpeace Hong Kong activists took action at Standard Chartered’s Hong Kong headquarters today, just hours before the company’s annual general meeting in London, urging the bank to end its association with one of...

What We Do

Standard Page | 2011-06-23 at 20:42

Greenpeace is one of the leading NGOs working on campaigns to reduce sources of air pollution in China and to change Hong Kong’s air pollution standards.

Say no to coal for good

Feature Story | 2009-05-04 at 6:00

There’s only one answer to stopping climate change says research just out. And that’s just say no to coal for good.

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...

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.

Is China doubling down on its coal power bubble?

Publication | 2015-11-11 at 10:54

A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has found that a total of 155 coal fired power plants, or four per week, have received environmental permits in the first nine months of this year. With power generation from coal falling, and an already...

The Myth of China's Endless Coal Demand

Publication | 2013-03-06 at 5:00

The US coal industry - reeling from sagging domestic demand, plummeting profits, and tanking stock prices - is desperate for a new market for its wares, and it thinks it has found one in China. But in reality, the Chinese market for US coal...

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...

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