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Friday Five: Smog and mirrors plus an epic lawsuit

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-02-17

Friday roundup highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week. Smog and Mirrors? China’s steel capacity increased despite cuts  [Washington Post]  Last year China announced huge cuts to its over bloated steel...

A long and hopeful journey

Blog entry by Pang Cheung Sze | 2017-02-14

20 years ago today, Greenpeace East Asia opened its first office in Hong Kong. Greenpeace was new to the region and seemingly insurmountable obstacles loomed large from every direction over our small team: mainland China was...

Despite claims of cuts, China sees steel capacity increase in 2016, air quality to...

Press release | 2017-02-13 at 12:30

Beijing, 13 February, 2017 - Analysis commissioned by Greenpeace East Asia shows that, despite having met and exceeded ambitious capacity cut targets for 2016, China’s steel industry last year saw a net increase in operating capacity equivalent...

Cancelling new coal plants in Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan would save 50,000 lives a year

Press release | 2017-01-19 at 19:50

Hong Kong, 13 January 2017 - Approximately 50,000 lives a year could saved by 2030 if no new coal-fired power plants are built in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, according to a groundbreaking peer reviewed study from researchers at...

Almost three quarters of Chinese cities yet to reach air quality national standards:...

Press release | 2017-01-17 at 13:00

Beijing, 17 January, 2017 - Analysis of rates of air quality improvement from 366 cities across China shows that 270 cities, or 74%, fail to meet China’s national air quality standards. Greenpeace East Asia and the Shanghai Qingyue Environmental...

Friday Five: Airpocalypse and a fighting chance for elephants

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-01-06

China aims to spend at least $360 Billion on renewable energy by 2020 [NY Times] Details of China’s energy sector 13th five year plan for energy were released yesterday, revealing a huge investment in the country’s already...

China releases its energy sector development 13th five year plan: Greenpeace response

Press release | 2017-01-05 at 19:39

Beijing, 5 January, 2017 - China’s National Energy Administration’s national energy sector development 13th five year plan firms up the country’s coal consumption cap and puts the country on the path of a steady energy transition. World-leading...

460 million people in China are choking on dirty air

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2016-12-20

460 million people in China are currently choking under a cloud of smog larger than North America. China needs to speed up its renewables revolution! North China...has looked better. Tis the season to be smoggy..

Smog engulfs area home to 460 million citizens as Northern China sees worst air...

Press release | 2016-12-20 at 12:52

Beijing, 20 December 2016 - Northern China’s 23-city air pollution red alert has become the most serious air pollution episode of the year, affecting a population equivalent to that of the US, Canada and Mexico combined. Approximately 200 million...

Red alert: What's happening with Beijing's air pollution?

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2016-12-16

As Beijingers wait to be engulfed by a slow-moving cloud of smog, data shows that air pollution progress is stalling. Beijing is about to enter its 3rd ever pollution red alert , almost exactly a year to the day after the...

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