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Study on premature deaths reveals health impact of PM2.5 in China

Press release | 2012-12-18 at 7:30

December 18, Beijing – An estimated 8,572 premature deaths occurred in four major Chinese cities in 2012, due to high levels of PM2.5 pollution, a joint study by Greenpeace East Asia and Peking University’s School of Public Health has concluded.

The health impacts of coal power plants located in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei

Publication | 2013-07-16 at 3:00 1 comment

Beijing and the Jingjinji region have a major air pollution problem that reached emergency proportions in winter 2012-2013. One of the key contributors to the problem is the very large amount of coal burning in the region, and power generation is...

Coal Power Overcapacity and the Investment Bubble in China

Publication | 2015-11-18 at 12:30

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 coal power industry over the 13th five year plan period, in spite of an already serious...

Pipe Dreams

Publication | 2016-01-21 at 12:16

In this report, Greenpeace explores the development of China’s coal-to-chemical sector and environmental problems of the industry. We look at the efforts of one such SOE, the Datang group, one of China’s top 5 state-owned power sector giants,...

Greenpeace: In spite of China’s overcapacity crisis, 210 new coal fired power plants...

Press release | 2016-03-02 at 11:00

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 spite of the sector’s severe overcapacity problem. Moreover, the rate at...

Coal

Standard Page | 2010-07-15 at 10:44

Coal-fired power plants are the biggest source of human-made carbon dioxide emissions. This makes burning coal the single greatest threat facing our climate. A huge portion of China's carbon dioxide emissions come from burning coal. If we are to...

The Problems

Standard Page | 2010-04-14 at 6:00

Climate change is the greatest environmental threat humanity has ever faced and the biggest challenge. Climate change is caused by the build-up of greenhouse gases, which are released from burning fossil fuels and the destruction of ancient...

Greenpeace marks CLP's 'unhappy' birthday for the climate.

Press release | 2005-01-25 at 7:00

Greenpeace descended on the Kowloon headquarters of China Light & Power (CLP) today, to mark its 104th anniversary and over a century of environmental pollution. The green group declared the occasion an "unhappy birthday" for Earth's climate...

Just Do It! Mr. Ip

Press release | 2006-02-15 at 7:00

Today, members of Greenpeace and five marathon runners suffocated by polluted air protest outside Legislative Council during a motion debate on the “Scheme of Control” (SOC). They present to Mr. Stephen Ip, Secretary for Economic Development and...

George Monbiot on China and climate change

Feature Story | 2009-10-26 at 11:11

China would be a lot more proactive on climate change if the West stepped up and took their share of the burden, British journalist and environmentalist George Monbiot tells Greenpeace China.

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