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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.

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...

Exposed: toxic pesticides cocktail revealed in traditional Chinese herbs

Press release | 2013-06-24 at 17:00

Greenpeace East Asia tests on 65 traditional Chinese herbal products have exposed a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, some of them illegal in China, highlighting the need to end the use of industrial agricultural chemicals.

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...

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...

A Little Story About a Monstrous Mess II

Publication | 2014-01-07 at 0:00

Greenpeace has witnessed and documented a huge, black plume of wastewater, on the surface of the sea neighboring China's Wubao Dyeing Industrial Zone, which is estimated to cover an area equal to 50 Olympic swimming pools and was easily spotted...

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...

Chinese farmers: working blind with toxic pesticides

Feature Story | 2013-08-08 at 6:00

Xiaogui belongs to the Hmong people, and already has seven or eight years experience in planting the herb Sanqi. Like so many people in his village, both him and his sister's sole income is dependent on farming, and their children often pitch in...

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...

Witnessed by Greenpeace: Southeastern China coastal water blackened by industrial...

Press release | 2014-01-07 at 0:00

Greenpeace has found a huge plume of black water covering an area estimated as 50 Olympic standard swimming pools off the coast in Eastern Shishi City, China, where a discharge pipe of an industrial zone lies under the sea surface. Lab testing...

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...

Greenpeace activists demand end to record breaking Beijing pollution

Press release | 2014-10-11 at 11:41

Beijing, 10 October 2014 - Air pollution in Beijing today broke a new record, with “hazardous levels” lasting more than 50 hours for the first time this year. Fine particulate matter, known as PM2.5 measured over 15 times safe levels set by the...

Toxic pesticides cocktail found in Chinese herbs sold in Europe and North America

Press release | 2013-07-01 at 22:09

A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has revealed traditional Chinese herbal products being exported to Europe and North America are laced with a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, many of them exceeding levels considered safe by food and...

Greenpeace research estimates new coal power projects would cause 16,000 premature...

Press release | 2013-08-27 at 5:00

Guangdong – Joint research conducted by Greenpeace and American air pollution expert Dr. H. Andrew Gray estimates that PM2.5 air pollution from 96 power plants in operation in both Guangdong and Hong Kong caused nearly 3,600 premature deaths as...

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...

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.

Estimating Carbon Emissions from China’s Coal-to-Chemical Industry during the “13th...

Publication | 2017-04-25 at 3:00

China’s coal-and-chemical industry has long been controversial for its high level of carbon emissions. In the recently released “13th Five-year Plan for Energy”, the coal-to-chemical industry was set a number of key construction regions.

China acknowledges 'cancer villages', unveils breakthrough chemical plan

Press release | 2013-02-26 at 6:30

Greenpeace hailed China’s commitment to clean up chemical pollution with a breakthrough chemical management plan that acknowledges for the first time the existence of ‘cancer villages’ and will blacklist 58 chemicals and have an elimination...

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...

China-EU industry forum on safer chemical substitution

Feature Story | 2013-02-05 at 8:14

Greenpeace East Asia is working with the SUBSPORT project, a LIFE funded project of the European Union jointly conducted by four EU project partners, to organize a forum on chemical substitution.

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...

Boom and Bust 2016

Publication | 2016-04-06 at 11:40

The world has too many coal-fired power plants, yet the power industry continues to build more. While the amount of electricity generated from coal has declined for two years in a row, the industry has ignored this trend and continues to build...

Fancy a piece of Obama?

Feature Story | 2009-11-06 at 7:00

Greenpeace is inviting the Chinese public to grab a piece of the most powerful man on earth. Curious?

Making Some Noise

Feature Story | 2009-03-04 at 7:00

Hundreds of music fans packed Beijing's Mao Livehouse last Saturday for Greenpeace China's Make Some Noise climate concert. Six great bands. One great cause.

Paper group listing is forest unfriendly

Feature Story | 2009-03-02 at 7:00

We’re hoping it’s not bad news for China’s forests, but the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) posted a worrying statement today on paper giant APP’s Chinese subsidiary, Gold East Paper.

Make Some Noise

Feature Story | 2009-02-24 at 7:00

He may have dropped his Velvet Underpants, but Hugh Reed still has the edge in comedy infused rock’n’roll. If you are in Beijing this Saturday you would be a fool not to join Greenpeace, Hugh and five other great acts at Mao Livehouse in a...

2008 Plus! Greening Beijing for the Olympic Games and Beyond

Feature Story | 2009-02-02 at 10:22

China is trying its utmost to ensure green games for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. For the developing country with the world’s largest population, greening the Beijing Olympics is no easy feat. China is currently struggling under the weight of its...

A funeral and a celebration: grim clouds over Dalian

Feature Story | 2010-07-27 at 6:00

I arrived in Dalian on the day of the funeral for firefighter Zhang Liang, who drowned beneath the thick crude when his crew jumped into the ocean – without safety gear – to attempt, in vain, to fix an underwater pipe.

Beijingers vote for Olympic ‘blue skies’

Feature Story | 2008-09-12 at 6:00

It’s been Beijing’s best summer in terms of air quality for 10 years and naturally the capital’s residents don’t want to give it up. A new survey by Greenpeace shows that the public are overwhelmingly behind stricter environmental measures to...

Low Risk of Radioactive Exposure for China

Feature Story | 2011-03-16 at 7:00

The radioactive releases that have occurred thus far in Fukushima, Japan, are highly unlikely to be an immediate danger to China. Even in the worst-case scenario, the relative risk to north China would be low.

Greenpeace reveals Chinese state coal company's ruthless water grab

Press release | 2013-07-23 at 1:00

A state-owned Chinese coal company is overexploiting groundwater and illegally dumping toxic industrial wastewater, highlighting the need to curb the country's burgeoning coal industry, Greenpeace East Asia has revealed.

There's no such thing as pesticides on good bee-haviour

Feature Story | 2013-08-15 at 6:00

Whenever beekeepers run into Uncle Lee, they tend to bring up pesticides and ask when he's planning to spray. That's because Uncle Lee's honeysuckle field is located right next to a bee farm, and bees are highly sensitive to pesticides. As the...

Shenhua admits to illegally discharging water in response to Greenpeace water grab...

Press release | 2013-08-23 at 3:30

Beijing - China's largest coal conglomerate - the Shenhua Group - has admitted to illegally discharging wastewater in direct response to Greenpeace East Asia’s 'Thirsty Coal 2' report. Released in July, the environmental NGO’s investigation...

Hong Kong listed company conference questioned by Greenpeace demanding the end of...

Press release | 2013-08-26 at 19:00

Hong Kong - Today, the Shenhua Group (HKG 1088) 2013 Interim Results Conference was questioned by activists from Greenpeace, an international environmental NGO, who submitted to company board members an open letter and report titled Thirsty Coal...

Yunnan: Only 9% of the Forest Is Primary Forest

Press release | 2013-01-30 at 3:00

Greenpeace has published its latest report "Yunnan Natural Forests in Crisis". According to the report, in the Southern Chinese province of Yunnan, the quality of natural forests is much lower than originally thought. Only 9% of the total is...

Exposing the Heavy Metal Concentration of PM2.5 in Beijing

Publication | 2013-04-24 at 0:00

From December 3, 2012 to January 18, 2013, Beijing experienced the most severe episode of air pollution since PM2.5 monitoring data became available. In this period, Greenpeace carried out monitoring of individual PM2.5 exposure to nine...

The health impacts of coal power plants located in Shandong, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia

Publication | 2013-07-16 at 6:00 1 comment

In June, Greenpeace released modeling results of an investigation into health impacts from coal power plants in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei. Now we are expanding this work by releasing data for Shandong, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia. Greenpeace has...

Little Monsters: A Field Guide to Hazardous Chemicals

Publication | 2014-01-28 at 21:00

These Little Monsters can be found lurking in our kid's clothes, escaping from factories, travelling through our waterways and causing mischief all over the world. Learn all about these scary beasts, their terrible traits and their horrific...

Suspected Illegal Construction of Coal Chemical Plants in northwest China

Press release | 2016-01-26 at 11:33

Greenpeace, Beijing 14 Sept 2015 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has revealed evidence that 15% of all modern coal chemical projects currently under construction, or 8 out of 53, are likely proceeding without the required permission from...

Greenpeace sampling finds 93% of corn grown in China’s ‘breadbasket’ province of...

Press release | 2016-01-06 at 10:50

Beijing, 6 January, 2016 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation into corn production in Liaoning Province, one of China’s major breadbaskets, has found that 93% of random field samples and 20 of 21 samples from grain markets and supermarkets in...

China begins to suspend coal-fired power plant approvals, Greenpeace response

Press release | 2016-03-24 at 16:20

Beijing, 24 March, 2016 - Chinese media today reported that the country’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has ordered 13 provincial governments to suspend approvals of new coal-fired power plant projects until the end of 2017. [1] Another...

Pollution linked to cases of cancer in Changzhou middle school – Greenpeace response

Press release | 2016-04-18 at 15:19

Beijing, 18 March, 2016 – The news that nearly 500 pupils in Changzhou Foreign Languages School have fallen ill, some diagnosed with cancer, most likely due to extremely high levels of groundwater and soil pollution in the school’s vicinity, is...

More than 80% of shallow groundwater wells in China unfit for human use, Greenpeace...

Press release | 2016-04-12 at 14:24

Beijing, 12 April, 2016 – Yesterday's announcement from China’s Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) that more than 80% of tested shallow groundwater wells in China are polluted and unfit for human use is another stark warning of the extent of...

By 2030 China's wind and solar industry could replace fossil energy sources to the...

Press release | 2017-04-11 at 15:00

Beijing, 11 April, 2017 - A new report on the co-benefits of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) power in China by Greenpeace East Asia and partner organisations finds that by 2030, China’s wind and solar power generation could replace fossil energy...

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...

Thirsty Coal 2

Publication | 2013-07-23 at 1:00

Our investigation has revealed that Shenhua’s Coal-to-Liquid Project went to extraordinary lengths to secure water supply for its operations, and has found alarming evidence of widespread ecological and social damage, resulting from the short...

A Little Story About a Monstrous Mess

Publication | 2013-12-17 at 0:00

Greenpeace has investigated the hazardous chemical residues present in children’s clothing. A set of 85 clothing items from Zhili Town of Huzhou in Zhejiang Province and Shishi in Fujian Province - two large production bases for children’s...

Clean Air Action Plan: The Way Forward

Publication | 2016-02-22 at 16:00

Greenpeace analysis of satellite-based particulate matter measurements over the past decade shows that China’s systematic efforts to combat air pollution have achieved an impressive improvement in average air quality in the country in the past...

Chinese Herbs

Publication | 2013-06-26 at 0:00

This report shows that Chinese herbal products were covered in pesticide residues considered highly hazardous by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Some of the residue levels were hundreds of times higher than EU food safety standards. The...

A family secret you can't dust off

Publication | 2012-08-07 at 15:19

To gauge the level of exposure of the Chinese public to hazardous chemicals in household environments, and better understand the potential for household dust to contribute to such exposure, in March and April, Greenpeace collected dust from a...

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