• As eastern China’s air quality improves rapidly, 69 cities in central and western China see air quality deteriorating – Greenpeace
    As eastern China’s air quality improves rapidly, 69 cities in central and western China see air quality deteriorating – Greenpeace
    by Greenpeace East Asia April 20, 2016

    Beijing, 20 April, 2016 – Greenpeace East Asia’s city rankings for the first quarter of 2016 show significant improvements in average air quality in 362 cities across the country. The…

  • Pollution linked to cases of cancer in Changzhou middle school – Greenpeace response
    Pollution linked to cases of cancer in Changzhou middle school – Greenpeace response
    by Greenpeace East Asia April 18, 2016

    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…

  • Dafeng Power Station in China. © Greenpeace / Zhiyong Fu
    Data shows China’s economy is breaking free from coal – Greenpeace
    by Greenpeace East Asia April 15, 2016

    Beijing, 15 April, 2016 - A trove of data on economic performance in the first quarter of 2016, released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics this morning, shows that while…

  • Farmer in Inner Mongolia. © Qiu Bo / Greenpeace
    More than 80% of shallow groundwater wells in China unfit for human use, Greenpeace reaction
    by Greenpeace East Asia April 12, 2016

    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…

  • China begins to suspend coal-fired power plant approvals, Greenpeace response
    China begins to suspend coal-fired power plant approvals, Greenpeace response
    by Greenpeace East Asia March 24, 2016

    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…

  • Factories along the Yangtze River. © Lu Guang / Greenpeace
    45% of China’s coal-fired power plants in areas of ‘water over-withdrawal’, Greenpeace
    by Greenpeace East Asia March 23, 2016

    Beijing, 22 March, 2016 – 45% of coal-fired power plants in China are located in areas of ‘water over-withdrawal’, a ground-breaking Greenpeace study of the coal industry’s impact on the…

  • China’s 13th Five Year Plan hints at stronger climate ambition – Greenpeace
    China’s 13th Five Year Plan hints at stronger climate ambition – Greenpeace
    by Greenpeace East Asia March 17, 2016

    Beijing, 17 March 2016 - China's 13th Five Year Plan released today could indicate the world's largest carbon emitter will ramp its climate targets up within the next five years,…

  • Greenpeace response to the Chinese government’s MEP press conference
    Greenpeace response to the Chinese government’s MEP press conference
    by Greenpeace East Asia March 11, 2016

    Beijing, 11 March, 2016 – In today’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) press conference, Minister Chen Jining expressed an encouraging outlook and laid out a comprehensive range of targets for…

  • Greenpeace: In spite of China’s overcapacity crisis, 210 new coal fired power plants received environmental permits in 2015
    Greenpeace: In spite of China’s overcapacity crisis, 210 new coal fired power plants received environmental permits in 2015
    by Greenpeace East Asia March 2, 2016

    Beijing, 2 March, 2016 – An updated Greenpeace East Asia report has found that in 2015 a total of 210 new coal fired power plants were granted environmental permits, in…

  • Yulin Coal Industry in China. © Nian Shan / Greenpeace
    China’s CO2 emissions continued to fall in 2015 – Greenpeace response
    by Greenpeace East Asia February 29, 2016

    Beijing, 29 February, 2016 – Statistics released today by the National Bureau of Statistics show that a fall in China’s coal consumption and CO2 emissions continued for a second year…