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5 reasons why coal is on the way out

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 2017-10-25

While some politicians  -  ahem, Trump!  - are trying to prop up the fossil fuel industry, there’s been a quiet revolution happening around the world. People are ditching coal - the main global energy source since 2003 - like never...

G20 is over, now it's time for action

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2016-09-07

Good news as all signals point to the Paris Agreement coming into force by the end of the year, but a frustrating lack of progress on phasing out fossil fuel subsidies demonstrates that Paris is still only the starting point. G20...

China begins the long march to Paris

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2015-07-01

In the politics of climate change, it doesn't get much bigger than this. The world’s biggest emitter last night announced how it intends to reduce its carbon emission beyond 2020.  China has  joined 41 other nations to unveil  its...

Clean air doesn't come to those who wait

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2015-01-22

"One thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual," said Chinese film director Jia Zhangke last week as the air outside in Beijing was a thick, soupy grey.

It is simple: It is People Power

Blog entry by Paula Tejón Carbajal | 2014-11-20

A shift to a cleaner and brighter energy future is not just a matter of technology or economics anymore. It is also a matter of political will. And although our leaders don't seem to get it, people do. The recent   boom   of...

7 solar wonders of the world

Blog entry by Paula Tejón Carbajal and Helena Meresman | 2014-10-28 1 comment

Solar energy is clean, reliable, abundant and an affordable alternative to fossil fuels - but not only that, solar is also cool. Check out our selection of the most amazing solar plants from all around the globe. 1. The sunflower...

Airpocalypse hits Beijing... and breaks devastating new records

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2014-10-11 2 comments

Usually it's only locals that have to suffer through Beijing's notorious air pollution. But as records in air quality are smashed, celebrities and sport stars in town this week are forced to power through as well.  Mariah Carey, top...

Climate action – who is stopping us?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 2014-09-29 1 comment

The world has changed since our leaders discussed climate change in 2009. It has become even more evident; ravaging crops in Africa, melting ice in the Arctic, drowning the Philippines and drying-up California. The poor are paying the...

Dear LEGO, did you miss our one million emails…?

Blog entry by Ellen Booth | 2014-09-22

Oh LEGO! We're feeling sad again. We just heard you've rolled out a   new line of Shell toys   in Singapore, and this is just the beginning – they'll be coming to Shell petrol stations across the globe in the next year or so. And...

7 reasons to claim water for life, not for coal

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | 2014-09-03

Safe, affordable and accessible water is one of our planet's scarcest natural resources. Many people don't have access to fresh water for sanitation, agriculture, or even to drink. Yet, global water consumption by the power sector...

Exposed: Coal mining at the source of China's Yellow River

Blog entry by Christine Ottery | 2014-08-27

An investigation by Greenpeace China has revealed opencast coal mining is taking place on a remote alpine plateau in the foothills of China’s Quilian mountains. As Beijing moves to ban the use or sale of coal to limit air...

Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what's wrong in India

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 2014-08-05

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests...

Are big companies using spurious copyright claims to try to stop our viral film...

Blog entry by James Turner | 2014-07-15

This week we released a short creative film which explores the relationship between Shell and LEGO, the world's most popular toy company. We're calling on LEGO to ditch its co-branding deal with Shell, a company that wants to drill in...

What we've achieved together - the 2 year anniversary of Save the Arctic

Blog entry by Ana Mules | 2014-07-01

It's pretty flat out on the Arctic campaign these days and there often isn't much time to stop and reflect on things. But if the 2 year anniversary of what is possibly the defining environmental battleground of our time, and the...

What will the Chinese leadership say at the UN climate summit in New York?

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2014-06-12

——This article has been posted on Chinadialogue on June 10th, 2014 Ban Ki-moon has called for “bold” announcements from national leaders at his climate change summit in New York this autumn. Greenpeace’s Li Shuo outlines a...

Air, water, and climate – the triple whammy that ends China’s coal boom

Blog entry by Li Shuo and Kaisa Kosonen | 2014-04-11

This week, Beijing’s air pollution is way above safe levels again, the world’s largest coal company has been forced to change its water strategy , and the UN panel looking at options to act against climate change is expected to...

How China's coal caps mean it may be doing more to tackle climate change than the EU...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2014-04-10

Despite China's growing coal consumption, is it doing more to tackle climate change than the US and EU? A new analysis into the impact of its recently announced coal caps suggests it may - at least by some measures. The latest...

How China's coal control measures could help avoid catastrophic climate change in...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2014-04-10

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 . The UN IPCC’s third working group, meeting in Berlin this week,...

The year that was 2013 around the world

Feature Story | 2013-12-31 at 20:00

With your help, Greenpeace has not only reached around the globe to push policy and take direct action, but we have engaged the imagination of a world - a world which is not happy with business as usual and demands a sustainable future. From...

How do we translate China's policy shift on air pollution into progressive climate...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-11-19

Air pollution presents an opportunity to revisit China’s high emission growth path. During the Warsaw Climate Change Conference, delegates need to prepare ground for further action from China. Over the last year, air pollution has...

The government of China, like Poland, has a different view of what the people they...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-11-14

Coming from Beijing to attend the Warsaw climate summit, I expected to have temporary relief for my lungs. As I departed from Beijing’s international airport, the city’s air quality index (AQI) shot up 15 times higher than the World...

The Arctic 30, coal and the future of our children

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 2013-11-13

Every time one of my daughters climbed onto my lap I could not help but think about the children of the  Arctic 30 . About how they must be missing their parents and how my colleagues must be missing them. About the fear some feel that...

Chinese action on climate change welcome, but more needed from all parties

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-10-08

The strongest yet warning issued by world's top scientists this Friday reinforces the grim fact that climate change is happening, we're causing it and it's going to get much worse if we continue doing too little, too late. The...

September 15 is Car Free Day – a "Save the Arctic" cycling event

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-08-21

After a two year hiatus, Greenpeace’s Car Free Day 2013 is back in Hong Kong. Let’s join the global bike ride taking place in more than 31 countries and 75 cities around the world. Together we can challenge big oil and celebrate the...

China can do better than a 'pledge and review' climate plan

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-08-06

This blog is a reaction to the recent article on chinadialogue by Oxford academic Thomas Hale ' Understanding China's domestic agenda can end UN climate gridlock ' , which itself was preceded by Li Shuo’s blog ' UN climate talks...

China needs to do better than Obama’s US climate plan

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-07-02

US President Barack Obama unveiled his long-awaited plan for tackling climate change on Tuesday, focusing on three main areas: domestic mitigation efforts, domestic adaptation responses, and international cooperation with other...

A Greenpeace activist at Doha, UN climate conference

Blog entry by Amalie Obusan | 2013-01-09

Image: Philippine National police unload boxes of water bottles, at the port of Sasa, in Davao City. © Steve De Neef / Greenpeace This piece was originally published on Greenpeace International, December 10, 2012. Doha was my...

A Chinese environmentalist rediscovers Siem Reap

Blog entry by Tom Wang | 2012-12-03

I woke up this morning in a nice little hotel in Siem Reap. It was six-thirty in the morning but it was already quite hot. It was going to be such an exciting day, I thought to myself, already going through in my mind the whole list of...

SUCCESS! Shell stops Arctic oil drilling for this year

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 2012-09-19

You did it. For over six months, huge numbers of us have been pressuring Shell to stay out of the Arctic. Well this week company bosses announced they were scrapping their oil drilling programme for this year. It's a huge ...

Arctic Sea Ice minimum - new record is set in 2012

Blog entry by cleronde | 2012-08-31

This post originally appeared on Greenpeace International . In the Greenpeace office, staff have developed a bad habit. We take our seats, switch our computers on and click on the bookmark to the National Snow and Ice Data Center...

Motley Crew Arctic tour 2012

Feature Story | 2012-07-04 at 11:46 1 comment

You don’t have to be from Russia or Norway to have a stake in what happens to the Arctic – we’re all affected. That is why we've set sail on the Arctic Sunrise with a truly international crew to demand a truly international response to the...

Chinese government heeds Greenpeace's call: climate change endangers food security

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-02-29

A Greenpeace report has been included in the Chinese government's most authoritative report regarding the consequences and costs of global warming for China. Conducted by 16 ministries, the 'Second National Assessment Report on Climate...

Understanding the disastrous feed-in loop that's destroying the Arctic ice

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-13

Hong Kong Campaigns Manager, Gloria Chang: Glaciers are retreating. Ice caps are melting. Oceans are acidifying. The Arctic is under threat from both climate change and increased oil drilling. At the end of this summer , Hong...

Greenpeace East Asia's top woman in climate and energy talks China's future

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-20

Li Yan is the head of Greenpeace East Asia's climate and energy team. She recently attended the Durban climate change talks , and in returning to Beijing spoke to The Diplomat about China's climate change policy and the direction...

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.

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...

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...

Combat Climate Change, Save Mid-Autumn Festival

Feature Story | 2010-08-11 at 6:00

Greenpeace invites everyone in Hong Kong to participate in our second annual World Car Free Day. Together we can raise awareness about climate change and do our part to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouses gases poisoning our air.

Spoiled Summer

Feature Story | 2010-07-29 at 6:00

Arthur JD surveys the beach scene, finding oil, frustrated swimmers, unfair entrance fees, and dead fish.

Oil Spill in China

Feature Story | 2010-07-20 at 6:00

On July 16, 2010, two pipelines exploded in Dalian, Liaoning province, spilling oil into the Bohai Gulf. This accident – occurring just a day after BP finally capped their Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico – should be a grave reminder of the...

People in China’s drought

Feature Story | 2010-04-11 at 6:00

Cracked earth, withered crops, a parched people. The drought that is choking southern China is the nation’s worst in at least 80 years. Greenpeace China has sent activists to help and renowned photographer Lu Guang to record the disaster.

Solar power can ease China's drought

Feature Story | 2010-04-08 at 6:00

Half a dozen Greenpeace workers are in Yunnan. You can spot us by the bright orange jackets. What are we doing there?

China's growing sands

Feature Story | 2010-01-29 at 7:00

China's poverty-stricken northwest is swathed in sand. The deserts are creeping over ever larger areas, in part because of weather changes linked to climate change. Sean Gallagher a young British photographer travelled to Ningxia to document...

What global warming? It's freezing!

Feature Story | 2010-01-13 at 7:00

It's turned unreasonably, unseasonably chilly in the northern hemisphere. Beijing is numbingly frigid. So why do we keep talking about global warming then? Here are some thoughts from Greenpeace International's Juliette Hauville.

Snowstorm blankets Beijing: is this climate change?

Feature Story | 2010-01-05 at 7:00

China ended up as a useful scapegoat

Feature Story | 2009-12-21 at 7:00

The developed world has conveniently branded China the scapegoat for the failure of the Copenhagen summit to deliver a deal to stop climate change. While this spin is deplorable, China only deserves so much sympathy, muses Greenpeace China's...

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.

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