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Friday Five: the fight for Poyang lake and is China digging more coal?

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-12-02

China's bumpy energy transition hit the headlines this week as the government eases curbs on production, China's conservationists fight to protect one of the last habitats of the Yangtze finless porpoise and a new project hopes to...

Media Update: Beijing PM2.5 carcinogen concentration falls as less coal burnt

Press release | 2016-11-14 at 19:04

Beijing, 14 November, 2016 - In 2013 Greenpeace East Asia, in collaboration with the Public Health Faculty of Peking University, reported that PM2.5 in Beijing contained levels of the heavy metal and group 1 carcinogen, arsenic, 3.85 times higher...

Friday Five: 49, 55 and 5 billion

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-11-11

49 held accountable and jailed for Tianjin Blast [BBC] A Chinese court jailed 49 and passed one suspended death sentence for the Tianjin blast that killed 173 people last August. Most were found guilty of accepting bribes to...

The startup heroes of China’s household solar revolution

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-11-09

China has seen enormous growth in renewable energy over the last few years. It now has both the largest and the fastest growing wind and solar sectors in the world. In fact, last year all of China’s increase in energy demand was met...

China’s Power Sector 13th Five Year Plan disappoints - Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-11-07 at 19:54

Beijing, 7 November 2016 - China’s Power Sector 13th Five Year Plan, released today by the National Energy Administration, is far from ambitious enough in its attempts to tackle China’s coal power overcapacity problem.[1] In addition, its wind...

Friday Five: Officials behaving badly and China's ecological migrants

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-10-28

Friday roundup of environmental news and commentary of the week China environment officials in Xi’an detained for data fraud [Reuters] A shocking reveal this week as Xi’an officials were detained for tampering with air...

Friday Five: Greening coal towns and community activism in Sichuan

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-10-21

Friday roundup of environmental news and commentary of the week China's coal capital is going green [Bloomberg] Smoggy steel behemoth Taiyuan, known at one point as the only city with worse air quality than Beijing, is...

Friday Five: Smog-free tower in Beijng and Pangolins get a helping hand

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-09-30

Credit: Derrick Wang Friday roundup featuring environmental news and commentary of the week. China Reports 6 Dead, 23 Missing in Typhoon Landslides [NYTimes] Typhoon Megi hit mainland China after ripping through...

Bearing witness with Lu Guang

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-09-14

Bearing witness is at the core of Greenpeace’s mission. In China, this mission has been made possible so many times by collaboration with one particular photographer: Lu Guang. For over two decades, Lu Guang has been a dogged...

Greenpeace urges G20 governments to bring Paris Agreement into force this year

Press release | 2016-09-05 at 21:30

Beijing, 5 September 2016 - The Hangzhou G20 communique issued today brings climate change to the center stage of the global political agenda and sends a strong signal for all nations to join the Paris Agreement as soon as possible. Greenpeace...

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