• Greenpeace report estimates 13th Five Year Plan period could see 700 billion RMB wasted on coal fired electricity
    Greenpeace report estimates 13th Five Year Plan period could see 700 billion RMB wasted on coal fired electricity
    by Greenpeace East Asia November 18, 2015

    Beijing, November 18, 2015 – A collaborative report by Greenpeace East Asia and North China Electric Power University reveals that up to 700 billion RMB could be invested in the…

  • Greenpeace: Despite falling coal consumption, China could add as many as four idle coal power plants per week.
    Greenpeace: Despite falling coal consumption, China could add as many as four idle coal power plants per week.
    by Greenpeace East Asia November 11, 2015

    Beijing, 11 November, 2015 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has found that a total of 155 coal fired power plants, or four per week, have received environmental permits in…

  • Greenpeace Response to China-France Joint Statement on Climate Change
    Greenpeace Response to China-France Joint Statement on Climate Change
    by Greenpeace East Asia November 2, 2015

    Beijing, November 2, 2015 - A joint climate statement was released today by Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Francois Hollande. The statement made an incremental step forward while…

  • Greenpeace – 3200 acres of forest illegally felled in Sichuan World Heritage Site
    Greenpeace – 3200 acres of forest illegally felled in Sichuan World Heritage Site
    by Greenpeace East Asia October 21, 2015

    Beijing, October 21 2015 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has discovered that nearly 3200 acres of natural forest, equivalent to 1814 football (soccer) pitches, in the Sichuan Giant Panda…

  • Tianjin blast update: satellite images of blast site
    Tianjin blast update: satellite images of blast site
    by Greenpeace East Asia August 20, 2015

    Beijing, August 20 2015- The distance between the Ruihai Logistics Company’s hazardous chemicals warehouse and the nearest residential area has become a key area of interest for journalists and concerned…

  • Tianjin blast update: Greenpeace East Asia investigates factories in Tianjin port
    Tianjin blast update: Greenpeace East Asia investigates factories in Tianjin port
    by Greenpeace East Asia August 18, 2015

    Beijing, August 18 2015- Based on media reports and Tianjin port authority records, Greenpeace East Asia has discovered that other than the Ruihai Logistics Company, two other hazardous chemical facilities,…

  • Tianjin blast update: Greenpeace’s independent testing for sodium cyanide in Tianjin
    Tianjin blast update: Greenpeace’s independent testing for sodium cyanide in Tianjin
    by Greenpeace East Asia August 17, 2015

    Beijing, August 16 2015-Greenpeace’s rapid response field team arrived in Tianjin’s Binhai district to conduct tests for the presence of the extremely hazardous chemical, sodium cyanide or cyanide, in bodies…

  • Tianjin blast update: authorities evacuate area surrounding blast site
    Tianjin blast update: authorities evacuate area surrounding blast site
    by Greenpeace East Asia August 17, 2015

    Beijing, 15 August 2015 - This morning authorities confirmed the presence of sodium cyanide and a number of other chemicals within 1km of the blast site and have established a…

  • Tianjin blast update: Comments on current hazardous chemicals policies and their implementation
    Tianjin blast update: Comments on current hazardous chemicals policies and their implementation
    by Greenpeace East Asia August 17, 2015

    “The horrific Tianjin explosion on Wednesday night and the worrying scenes we have witnessed over the last five days are just the tip of the iceberg. What lies beneath the…

  • Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching around Fitzroy Island and Green Island. © Abram Powell / Greenpeace
    BREAKING – Standard Chartered ditches giant coal mine threatening Great Barrier Reef
    by Greenpeace East Asia August 11, 2015

    Hong Kong, 11 Aug 2015 - Standard Chartered has announced yesterday that it is pulling out of one of the world’s most controversial coal developments following an international campaign by…