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Survey: Nearly 70% of citizens in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region unsatisfied with...

Press release | 2013-07-09 at 0:30

Recently, Greenpeace surveyed public satisfaction of air quality in the Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region. The survey revealed that nearly 70% of local residents are unsatisfied with the current air quality. Meanwhile, 92% of residents want the...

Coal power in China's key coal consuming provinces led to 83,500 premature deaths in...

Press release | 2013-07-10 at 22:29

Greenpeace released a study today on the health impacts of coal power plants in three of China’s key coal consuming provinces, Shandong, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia. The results show that PM2.5 pollution from the 637 power plants in these provinces...

Health, Food and Water Impacts

Standard Page | 2006-01-06 at 15:23

Climate change will have disastrous impacts on agriculture and the food supply – in part due the increase in extreme weather – but it will also have severe impacts on water supplies, health and the spread of disease. Rich and poor alike will be...

What We Do

Standard Page | 2010-07-14 at 16:00

Greenpeace exists because this fragile Earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action!

China clean air plan to slow coal consumption, curb coal imports

Press release | 2013-09-12 at 10:33

Beijing – The Chinese government's plan to improve air quality in the Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong regions will significantly slow down China’s coal consumption growth, setting an important precedent that should be broadened in China, and that...

Hong Kong Car-Free Day Central-North Point Cycling Parade

Press release | 2013-09-15 at 12:00

Hong Kong - Nearly 200 cyclists came out today in support of saving the Arctic, making a round-trip between Central and North Point. Meanwhile three Greenpeace activists and two volunteers dressed as polar bears unfurled a banner reading 'ARCTIC...

Climate Week: a big New York party

Feature Story | 2009-09-17 at 6:00

Everyone who’s anyone is going to be there. Chinese President Hu Jintao, US President Barack Obama, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Greenpeace China for starters.

2011

Hub | 2011-04-14 at 6:00

2011 Climate and Energy Press Releases

Report calls on China to power up wind energy to combat climate change

Press release | 2007-11-01 at 7:00

China could lead the world in wind energy development and play a larger role in combating climate change, according to a report by the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), Greenpeace and Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The...

Greenpeace matches donation of 1000 fluorescent bulbs

Press release | 2007-07-08 at 6:00

Greenpeace launches the “Go Green! Save A Million Unit of Electricity” campaign this summer to encourage the public to switch to fluorescent light bulbs and other energy-saving lighting utilities. Furnishing brand IKEA fully supports the campaign...

10,000 lightbulbs

Feature Story | 2007-04-21 at 10:42

Energy wasting incandescent lightbulbs are so dangerously inefficient it's better for the climate (and your wallet) to smash even brand new ones rather than use them. So we got a road roller and crushed 10,000 energy wasting lightbulbs at the...

World Press Photo Awards

Feature Story | 2006-02-13 at 15:00

Two Greenpeace images have won awards at the prestigious World Press Photo Awards. An image depicting the world’s largest river sucked dry by climate change, and another image of the forgotten victims of nuclear power; two children from Belarus,...

Belt and Road participants call for full implementation of Paris Agreement

Press release | 2017-05-15 at 19:21

Beijing, 15 May 2017 -- Participants in China’s Belt and Road initiative have called on all parties that ratified the Paris Agreement to implement it in full, as part of a communique to be released following China’s Belt and Road forum. The...

30% of China’s cities see air pollution worsen compared to last spring – Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-07-21 at 10:32

Beijing, 20 July, 2016 – Air pollution data from 367 cities across China shows that PM2.5 levels worsened in close to 30% of cities in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the second quarter of 2015. First tier cities Shanghai and Guangzhou are...

Sustainability should be priority for China’s Belt and Road- Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-05-12 at 16:48

Beijing, May 12 2017- On Sunday, 28 government leaders will meet in Beijing for the Belt and Road summit. As China embarks on its historic investment initiative, Greenpeace urges that environmental accountability be prioritized.

Greenpeace calls on Hong Kong Government to demand suspension of Taishan Nuclear...

Press release | 2016-06-21 at 18:04

19 April 2016, Hong Kong – Greenpeace is calling on the Hong Kong government to protect its residents and demand China suspend construction of the world’s largest nuclear reactors amid safety concerns being raised from an identical project in...

Greenpeace agrees to settle lawsuit against South Korean Ministry of Justice

Press release | 2013-06-20 at 15:24

Greenpeace East Asia and Greenpeace International agreed to settle the lawsuit they filed against South Korea's Ministry of Justice for denying entry to six Greenpeace anti-nuclear campaigners. The MOJ contacted the law firm representing...

Greenpeace directors re-enter South Korea as denial of entry ends

Press release | 2013-07-02 at 17:12

Two Greenpeace directors have re-entered South Korea today after the denial of entry handed to them by the previous administration has apparently been lifted as part of the settlement the government sought from Greenpeace.

Greenpeace activists set up Nuclear Emergency camp on Busan's iconic bridge

Press release | 2013-07-09 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today set up a hanging Nuclear Emergency camp on the suspension cables of Busan's iconic Gwangandaegyo bridge, calling for the Korean government to widen the official nuclear evacuation zone to 30-kilometer radius. The four...

Greenpeace welcomes Busan court decision to uphold right to peaceful protest against...

Press release | 2013-08-22 at 17:45

Busan - Greenpeace today commended South Korea's judicial system for upholding people's right to peaceful protest after it ruled that the four Greenpeace activists who demonstrated on Busan's Gwangan bridge to raise awareness about South Korea's...

145 Hong Kong people form ‘Free the Arctic 30’ slogan at Harbour Side

Press release | 2013-10-05 at 11:00

Hong Kong – 145 citizens of Hong Kong came out today in solidarity with 28 crew members and two freelancers, a photographer and videographer, of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, who have been charged with piracy by the Russian state prosecutor...

Study points to coal burning as origin of northern China airpocalypse

Press release | 2013-12-02 at 12:30

Beijing - Coal burning is the biggest contributor of air pollution in Beijing and surrounding area, according to a University of Leeds study sponsored by Greenpeace East Asia. Previous studies have linked outdoor air pollution to premature deaths...

World’s biggest coal company Shenhua to stop exploiting groundwater in China

Press release | 2014-04-07 at 22:00

Beijing – The Shenhua Group, the world's biggest coal producer by volume, is to stop extracting groundwater for their flagship coal-to-liquid project in Inner Mongolia’s Ordos - an area struggling with severe water shortages affecting farmers and...

Tracing back the smog

Publication | 2013-12-02 at 12:30

Greenpeace has been co-operating with a team from the University of Leeds, UK, led by Dr. Dabo Guan, with the aim to study PM2.5 sources and control strategies in Jingjinji, since the end of 2012. This project report is the first of its kind to...

Greenpeace activists demand end to record breaking Beijing pollution

Press release | 2014-10-11 at 11:41

Beijing, 10 October 2014 - Air pollution in Beijing today broke a new record, with “hazardous levels” lasting more than 50 hours for the first time this year. Fine particulate matter, known as PM2.5 measured over 15 times safe levels set by the...

Global Wind Power Market Could Triple by 2020

Press release | 2012-11-14 at 12:31

Beijing, 14 November. Greenpeace International and the Global Wind Energy Council released their bi-annual report on the future of the wind industry in Beijing today. The fourth edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook shows that wind power...

China's clinging to coal an unnecessary contradiction

Feature Story | 2013-02-06 at 3:00

The biggest dirty-energy project on the planet is the planned 20% expansion of China’s coal mining and production operations in five semi-arid western and northern provinces, where most of China’s remaining reserves of the dirty fuel are to be...

The end of China's coal boom

Publication | 2014-04-10 at 22:00 2 comments

China’s coal control measures, driven by severe air pollution across the country, could help the world avoid catastrophic climate change, according to a new analysis.

Boom and Bust 2016

Publication | 2016-04-06 at 11:40

The world has too many coal-fired power plants, yet the power industry continues to build more. While the amount of electricity generated from coal has declined for two years in a row, the industry has ignored this trend and continues to build...

Study on Economics of Coal-fired Power Generation Projects in China Report

Publication | 2016-04-28 at 16:51

After analyzing the thermal-power (coal-power) related phemonenon and data of the power sector in 2015, the mismatching of use and resources remains complex. With a 2.3% annual drop in thermal power generation and only 0.5% growth in total...

Estimating Carbon Emissions from China’s Coal-to-Chemical Industry during the “13th...

Publication | 2017-04-25 at 3:00

China’s coal-and-chemical industry has long been controversial for its high level of carbon emissions. In the recently released “13th Five-year Plan for Energy”, the coal-to-chemical industry was set a number of key construction regions.

Greenpeace reveals Chinese state coal company's ruthless water grab

Press release | 2013-07-23 at 1:00

A state-owned Chinese coal company is overexploiting groundwater and illegally dumping toxic industrial wastewater, highlighting the need to curb the country's burgeoning coal industry, Greenpeace East Asia has revealed.

Shenhua admits to illegally discharging water in response to Greenpeace water grab...

Press release | 2013-08-23 at 3:30

Beijing - China's largest coal conglomerate - the Shenhua Group - has admitted to illegally discharging wastewater in direct response to Greenpeace East Asia’s 'Thirsty Coal 2' report. Released in July, the environmental NGO’s investigation...

Hong Kong listed company conference questioned by Greenpeace demanding the end of...

Press release | 2013-08-26 at 19:00

Hong Kong - Today, the Shenhua Group (HKG 1088) 2013 Interim Results Conference was questioned by activists from Greenpeace, an international environmental NGO, who submitted to company board members an open letter and report titled Thirsty Coal...

Extreme Weather

Standard Page | 2006-01-06 at 16:06

There is strong evidence that extreme weather events – such as hurricanes, floods, droughts and heat waves – are increasing because of climate change.

Carbon Dioxide

Standard Page | 2011-06-04 at 13:51

The primary human source of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is from the burning of fossil fuels for energy production and transport. Another leading cause is deforestation, which is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all...

Chief Executive prattles climate change

Press release | 2006-11-05 at 7:00

The crisis of global warming is just around the corner. Greenpeace releases a research report titled “Sharing Knowledge, Creating Solutions” before the opening of the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The report emphasizes that even...

Pristine Sea Bird Habitat Fouled by Oil

Press release | 2010-07-26 at 6:00

In our most recent investigation of the Dalian oil spill following eight days of fieldwork, Greenpeace has observed serious oil contamination in the Sanshan islands, a popular habitat for sea birds. What's more, there has been no sign of any...

Greenpeace mourns Copenhagen failure with 100 crosses

Press release | 2009-12-21 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists erected 100 crosses at the Cenotaph in Central this morning to mourn the lost chance of stopping climate change following the abject failure of the Copenhagen climate summit.

Hu makes climate statement, Obama says nothing new

Press release | 2009-09-23 at 6:00

Greenpeace welcomes Chinese President Hu Jintao's statement that China will commit to a “considerable reduction” of carbon intensity by 2020 made at the UN Summit on Climate Change in New York.

Climate Change Undermines China's Fight against Poverty

Press release | 2009-06-17 at 6:00

Climate change is hitting China’s poor the hardest while seriously weakening the country’s poverty alleviation efforts, a new report jointly released by Greenpeace China and Oxfam Hong Kong reveals today. The report, “Climate Change and Poverty:...

Greenpeace Urges China to Widely Apply Environmental Lessons from the Games

Press release | 2008-07-28 at 6:00

In its assessment of the 2008 Olympic Games, Greenpeace recognizes Beijing’s environmental achievements but also points out the opportunities the city has missed in using the Games as a platform to implement more ambitious initiatives across the...

Greenpeace expedition shows dramatic impact of climate change at the Mt. Everest

Press release | 2007-05-30 at 6:00

Greenpeace released images and findings from three expeditions to Mt. Everest and other regions on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, which show a dramatic level of glacier retreat due to global warming. To prevent the worst water shortage crisis,...

A Fair, Ambitious and Binding Deal

Feature Story | 2009-12-11 at 7:00

As a child I once watched the television broadcast of an anti-apartheid demonstration held in New Zealand, just before a rugby match that violated the international sports boycott against apartheid South Africa, writes Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace...

Copenhagen: the show begins

Feature Story | 2009-12-07 at 10:37

We've been working all year towards Copenhagen. Now it's finally started. Here is Greenpeace's statement at the state of play on the first day.

Paper group listing is forest unfriendly

Feature Story | 2009-03-02 at 7:00

We’re hoping it’s not bad news for China’s forests, but the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) posted a worrying statement today on paper giant APP’s Chinese subsidiary, Gold East Paper.

2008 Plus! Greening Beijing for the Olympic Games and Beyond

Feature Story | 2009-02-02 at 10:22

China is trying its utmost to ensure green games for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. For the developing country with the world’s largest population, greening the Beijing Olympics is no easy feat. China is currently struggling under the weight of its...

A funeral and a celebration: grim clouds over Dalian

Feature Story | 2010-07-27 at 6:00

I arrived in Dalian on the day of the funeral for firefighter Zhang Liang, who drowned beneath the thick crude when his crew jumped into the ocean – without safety gear – to attempt, in vain, to fix an underwater pipe.

Walmart, Kentucky Fried Chicken and other major brands driving rainforest destruction...

Feature Story | 2010-07-06 at 6:00

Beijing/Jakarta/London 6 July 2010 - Walmart, Auchan, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) are amongst the global brands fueling climate change and pushing Sumatran tigers and orang-utans towards the brink of extinction by using or selling paper made...

Low Risk of Radioactive Exposure for China

Feature Story | 2011-03-16 at 7:00

The radioactive releases that have occurred thus far in Fukushima, Japan, are highly unlikely to be an immediate danger to China. Even in the worst-case scenario, the relative risk to north China would be low.

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