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While the world waits climate change already impacting China's rural poor

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-14

The issue of climate change is more pertinent than ever, and yet the recent Durban climate change talks hardly gave us the decisive action required. In fact what was "achieved" was a ten-year delay in global greenhouse pollution...

Durban result: A ten-year delay in global greenhouse pollution reductions

Feature Story | 2011-12-12 at 17:20

The agreement finalized at U.N. climate talks in Durban means that China still has almost a decade before it will significantly slow its rate of greenhouse pollution.

From Durban: "It's time for our governments to listen to the people"

Feature Story | 2011-11-29 at 11:37

On the eve of the latest round of climate talks in Durban, Greenpeace declares that it is time for our governments to listen to the people, and not the polluters.

Wind Turbine of Hope

Video | 2011-11-29 at 11:31

Marking the start of this year's UN climate negotiations, activists from environmental organisation Greenpeace raise a symbolic wind turbine on a Durban beach.

Durban climate talks: last chance for the big emitters

Press release | 2011-11-27 at 15:30

Durban - On the eve of the opening of the latest round of UN climate talks in Durban Greenpeace today declared that it is time for our Governments to stop listening to the carbon-intensive polluting corporations and start listening to the people...

Signup to attend "The Climate Reality"

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-11-17

Welcome to the Greenpeace Beijing office for a live presentation on the climate crisis and what the public can do to solve it. In 2006 an earlier version of this presentation was turned into a documentary called 'An Inconvenient Truth'...

Coal + Ice: Photo exhibit links coal mining to glacier ice melt

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-18

Photo by Geng Yunsheng, From series, Zhenxiong, YiLeung and Zhaotong, Yunnan Province, 1995, 2001 – 2005. Image courtesy of Geng Yunsheng. Showing at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing, "Coal + Ice" is a moving...

Global Head of Greenpeace Kumi Naidoo Faces Jail For Scaling Arctic Oil Rig

Press release | 2011-06-17 at 14:45

The International Executive Director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo, has entered an exclusion zone to scale a controversial Arctic oil rig 120km off the coast of Greenland. He is now demanding that the rig’s master orders an immediate halt to...

Greenpeace, KFEM call for shutdown of 33-year old Kori nuclear reactor

Press release | 2011-06-17 at 14:39

Greenpeace and the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement (KFEM) today called for the immediate closure of Korea's oldest nuclear reactor, the Kori 1, citing citizen concerns about its safety. The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior sailed...

Greenpeace: Strong Policies Needed to Fulfill Wind and Solar Potential

Press release | 2011-06-16 at 14:05

China can continue to lead the global wind power sector if it has the support of favourable renewable energy policies as part of the 12th Five-Year Plan, said Greenpeace and the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) today in a...

China Wind Power Outlook 2011

Publication | 2011-06-16 at 0:00

A summary of the China Wind Power Outlook 2011, a report that analyses the prospects and obstacles facing both the wind and solar power sectors.

Statement from Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo at Tokyo Press...

Press release | 2011-06-09 at 14:45

Greenpeace International Executive Director Dr Kumi Naidoo today unveiled a sample of contaminated soil (1) from a Fukushima playground at a Tokyo press conference, criticising the Japanese government’s response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...

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...

Climate Negotiations

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

Greenpeace attends United Nations climate negotiations as a non-government observer. Through lobbying, research and creative actions, we seek to convince negotiators to commit to stronger, more responsible and more just climate agreements.

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.

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.

Documenting Climate Change

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

To awaken China and the world to the reality of climate change, Greenpeace is documenting the very real impacts that climate change has for people and the landscape. We are also investigating and exposing the causes of manmade climate change.

Greenpeace Calls for CLP Shareholders to Reject “High Risk, No Gain” Nuclear

Press release | 2011-05-12 at 12:46

Greenpeace set up a ‘gambling table’ with the message “Nuclear Energy: High Risk, No Gain” at the China Light and Power shareholders meeting today at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The group condemns the electricity company’s reckless...

"Hong Kong joins hands against nuclear expansion

Image | 2011-04-25 at 15:22

"Hong Kong joins hands against nuclear expansion," reads the yellow ribbon for Greenpeace's rally on April 24

The True Cost of Coal: Coal Dust Storms: Toxic Wind

Publication | 2011-04-14 at 10:24

Dust is not the only makeup of China’s infamous sandstorms, which also contain toxic pollutants from coal combustion. Sandstorms can disperse coal ash – containing arsenic, selenium and lead – far from their origin in coal-industry areas to...

Trucks at a coal mine

Image | 2011-04-13 at 12:50

Trucks at a coal mine

Coal mine

Image | 2011-04-13 at 12:49

Coal mine

Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai Exposed to Toxic Coal Ash via Sandstorms

Press release | 2011-04-13 at 6:00

Dust is not the only makeup of China’s infamous sandstorms, which also contain toxic pollutants from coal combustion, according to a new Greenpeace report, The True Cost of Coal – Coal Dust Storms: Toxic Wind. Sandstorms can disperse coal ash –...

Over 500 Hong Kong citizens

Image | 2011-03-20 at 7:00

Over 500 Hong Kong citizens, legislators and social groups joined Greenpeace’s Candlelight Vigil in Central Statue Square to offer condolences and support for the victims of the massive earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan.

Over 500 Hong Kong citizens

Image | 2011-03-20 at 7:00

Over 500 Hong Kong citizens, legislators and social groups joined Greenpeace’s Candlelight Vigil in Central Statue Square to offer condolences and support for the victims of the massive earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan.

Map of the nuclear power plants in the region

Image | 2011-03-16 at 14:38

Map of the nuclear power plants in the region of Fukushima, Japan

Dust

Image | 2011-03-13 at 8:00

Dust-filled air does not prevent these children from playing after school in a village near the Yuanbaoshan Power Plant's coal ash disposal site, in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia.

A herd of cows walk away after drinking from

Image | 2011-03-13 at 8:00

A herd of cows walk away after drinking from the contaminated water here in the coal ash disposal site of the Yuanbaoshan Power Plant. Chifeng, Inner Mongolia.

The wind blankets the air with coal ash

Image | 2011-03-13 at 8:00

The wind blankets the air with coal ash. Yuanbaoshan Power Plant, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia.

The wind blankets the air with coal ash

Image | 2011-03-13 at 8:00

The wind blankets the air with coal ash. Yuanbaoshan Power Plant, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia

The house of villager Liu Sanhu

Image | 2011-03-10 at 8:00

The house of villager Liu Sanhu, in Houshi'erquan Village, near the Fengzhen Power Plant's coal ash disposal site. Liu hopes that his two sons will be able to leave this place and go to college, he says the village is no longer suited for life.

The Gongwusu open

Image | 2011-03-09 at 8:00

The Gongwusu open-air coal mine in Wuhai, Inner Mongolia

The Gongwusu open

Image | 2011-03-09 at 8:00

The Gongwusu open-air coal mine, in Wuhai, Inner Mongolia

Trucks continue to dump coal ash into this

Image | 2011-03-08 at 8:00

Trucks continue to dump coal ash into this valley that has already been nearly filled. The coal ash disposal site belonging to the Dawukou Power Plant, Shizuishan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

Trucks continue to dump coal ash into this

Image | 2011-03-08 at 8:00

Trucks continue to dump coal ash into this valley that has already been nearly filled. The coal ash disposal site belonging to the Dawukou Power Plant, Shizuishan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

Trucks continue to dump coal ash into this

Image | 2011-03-08 at 8:00

Trucks continue to dump coal ash into this valley that has already been nearly filled. The coal ash disposal site belonging to the Dawukou Power Plant, Shizuishan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

Flue gas desulfurization gypsum is transported

Image | 2011-03-08 at 8:00

Flue gas desulfurization gypsum is transported from the power plant and dumped into the coal ash disposal site, in Huinong. Shizuishan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

A layer of corn husks is all the protection

Image | 2011-03-06 at 8:00

A layer of corn husks is all the protection that this coal ash disposal site has to prevent wind dispersal of the tiny, light ash particles. Shentou, Shuozhou, Shanxi province.

A Greenpeace campaigner takes a sample of

Image | 2011-03-06 at 8:00

A Greenpeace campaigner takes a sample of the air to test for toxic pollutants at Shuimotou village. Shentou, Shuozhou, Shanxi province.

Greenpeace Insights & Commentary: China's 12th Five-Year Plan

Publication | 2011-03-03 at 7:00

On the eve of the National People’s Congress, Greenpeace calls for China to strengthen and improve the 12th Five-Year Plan’s language and data on energy, environment taxation, industrial and agricultural pollution, and other environmental issues.

Greenpeace: The 12th Five-Year Plan Must Drive a Green Transformation

Press release | 2011-03-03 at 7:00

On the eve of the National People’s Congress, Greenpeace calls for China to strengthen and improve the 12th Five-Year Plan’s language and data on energy, environment taxation, industrial and agricultural pollution, and other environmental issues.

Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior sailed to the

Image | 2011-02-25 at 7:00

Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior sailed to the Castle Peak Power Station in Hong Kong, China, 25th February 2011. The Warrior flew a banner, calling on China Light and Power Company to stop favouring commercial clients that are wasting electricity at...

Rainbow Warrior Protests Victoria Harbor’s Energy-Hogging Light Show

Press release | 2011-02-14 at 7:00

Tonight during the Symphony of Lights – the world’s largest electricity-hogging light show – and on Valentines’ Day, the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior is projecting the message of “Forget Nuclear, Love Energy Efficiency – It’s Destiny!’...

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior projects

Image | 2011-02-14 at 7:00

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior projects the message of "Forget Nuclear, Love Energy Efficiency!" onto the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. The light projecting action is held on Valentine's Day, and is directed towards the Symphony of Lights,...

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior projects

Image | 2011-02-14 at 7:00

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior projects the message of "Forget Nuclear, Love Energy Efficiency!" onto the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. The light projecting action is held on Valentine's Day, and is directed towards the "Symphony of Lights"...

Greenpeace Photographer wins World Press Photo Award

Feature Story | 2011-02-12 at 7:00

Greenpeace is delighted to congratulate Lu Guang on his World Press Photo award, won for a series of photographs shot for Greenpeace East Asia’s coverage of the Dalian Oil Spill. We are happy for Lu to receive the worldwide recognition and honor...

China Becomes World’s Number 1 in Wind Installation

Press release | 2011-01-12 at 17:23

China installed 16 GW of new wind power capacity in 2010, bringing its total capacity to 41.8 GW – thus making it the largest wind-installation country in the world. However, Greenpeace points out that to translate these installations into...

Datang Wind Farm

Image | 2011-01-12 at 11:57

Datang Wind Farm, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia. August 10, 2010

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