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Friday Five: New climate hope as China battles sea level rise

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-03-24

Friday news roundup highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week. China, India, led slowdown in global coal development [Bloomberg] Huge news and new hope for the climate emerged this week as a report...

Three Things Rex Tillerson Should Learn from his China Visit (but probably won’t)

Blog entry by Erin Newport | 2017-03-18

Rex Tillerson  landed  in Beijing today, for the first time in his capacity as U.S. secretary of state.  Is the oil-exec-turned-statesman visiting China to study the nation’s response to climate change? Unlikely. But as China...

China forecasts fourth year of stable or declining CO2 emissions, as world awaits...

Press release | 2017-02-28 at 14:50

Beijing, 28 February 2017 – China is forecasting a significant drop in CO2 emissions of approximately 1%, according to Greenpeace East Asia’s analysis of China’s National Energy Administration forecasts for 2017. [1] This would be the fourth...

Friday Five: China's 'burning problem' and coal takes another hit

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-02-24

Friday news roundup highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week. Burning problem of China’s trash [NPR] The world’s most populous country generates 520,000 tons of trash every single day, and that...

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 operating capacity increase in 2016, air...

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

*The below report was commissioned from the steel industry consultancy Custeel E-Commerce Co., Ltd. by Greenpeace East Asia. Since publication on Monday 13 February, Custeel have raised concerns that the definition of certain terms and elements...

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...

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