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Climate & Energy

Hub | 2010-07-14 at 15:50

Climate change is of critical concern to China: it is the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter, and many of its people are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, from glacial melting to droughts and flooding.

The Science

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

Climate scientists around the world agree with overwhelming certainty that climate change is the result of manmade activity. But if we are responsible for the cause, then we can also be responsible for the solutions to protect our climate and our...

Energy [R]evolution

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

Greenpeace is pushing for an energy [r]evolution: we are calling for governments to quit dirty, dangerous fuels like coal and oil by transitioning to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The Greenhouse Effect

Standard Page | 2009-07-15 at 14:12

The Earth's atmosphere is made up of a blanket of gases, which trap enough heat to sustain life. However, by burning fossil fuels and cutting down forests, humans pump billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. We also add...

Glacial lake in western China bursts, annual average temperatures in area up 2 to 3...

Press release | 2018-08-15 at 11:35

Beijing, 15 August, 2018 - A glacial lake in Xinjiang, China burst in the early morning of August 10, releasing 35 million m³ of floodwater into the Yarkant River Basin. [1] Xinhua has reported evacuations in the nearby area. [2] The frequency of...

The Impacts

Standard Page | 2010-01-20 at 9:12

China's population of over 1.3 billion is already starting to feel the pressure of increased drought, natural disasters and more. The Himalayan glaciers which feed China's rivers are melting at a worrying rate. Droughts, flooding, and other...

Climate Research

Standard Page | 2006-01-06 at 11:58

It was realized by the mid-18th century that some gases in the Earth's atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide, trap heat and keep the Earth warm. At the start of the 20th century, a Swedish scientist named Svante Arrhenius put forward the idea that...

Quit Coal

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

Greenpeace is campaigning for China to end its reliance on coal-burning, and instead transition to a green development pathway powered by green energy.

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 to 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...

Deforestation and Climate Change

Standard Page | 2010-07-15 at 10:53

The logging and burning of tropical forests create about one fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions – more than that emitted from all the cars, planes, and trains in the world.

Solar Energy

Standard Page | 2006-01-17 at 14:18

In China, solar energy lags behind wind energy in installed capacity, but the country’s solar energy potential is massive and untapped. Solar power converts sunlight into thermal or electricity energy. It is already producing electricity and...

Copenhagen climate and China quotes

Feature Story | 2009-12-14 at 7:00

As we enter the second week of negotiations at the Copenhagen climate change talks, we are all hoping delegates stop squabbling and start working together to stop climate change. What else are we thinking about?

Low standards do not result in high air quality

Press release | 2004-11-01 at 7:00

Greenpeace this morning presented a 'school' style report card to the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau (ETWB) to record their appalling performance in controlling Hong Kong's atrocious air quality. Hong Kong air quality has exceeded...

Outdated Air Quality index hides the awful truth about Hong Kong smog

Press release | 2004-10-20 at 6:00

Greenpeace today announced that it will begin measuring Hong Kong air quality using the international standard World Health Organisation (WHO) and EU system from tomorrow for the next ten days. The findings will be announced on 1st November in...

Greenpeace Urges CLP Power to Commit Greenhouse Gases Reduction

Press release | 2006-11-09 at 17:24

Greenpeace 36 activists stormed CLP Power’s 13 customer service centers (Appendix 1) and gathered at CLP headquarter in Mongkok to present “13 Inconvenient Truths” brought by the corporation to the public (Appendix 2). Greenpeace demands CLP to...

NGO’s shut out of Copenhagen talks

Feature Story | 2009-12-18 at 7:00

Greenpeace China’s Tom Wang describes his dismay at how NGO’s are being treated at the Copenhagen climate change talks and wonders what this means for the transparency of the negotiations.

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.

The energy [r]evolution starts here

Feature Story | 2007-01-25 at 21:26

Tackling dangerous climate change is the biggest challenge facing us all. Fortunately there is an answer to this challenge. Our report: ‘energy [r]evolution’, details how to halve global CO2 emissions by 2050, using existing technology and still...

Doomsday Clock ticks closer to midnight

Feature Story | 2007-01-25 at 21:23

The spectre of a nuclear war 60 years ago was what created the "doomsday clock," the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists'(BAS) cold war chronometer. The closer the clock to midnight, the closer the world was creeping toward disaster. These days,...

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