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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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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?

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,...

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.

The Solutions

Standard Page | 2005-08-26 at 15:31

Renewable energy, energy efficiency and new environmentally sound technologies – already exist.

Glacier Retreat in the Third Pole

Standard Page | 2006-01-06 at 14:50

Climate change is causing glaciers to melt throughout China, especially in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, with devastating consequences for the billions of people who depend on them.

Habitat Loss and Species Extinction

Standard Page | 2006-01-06 at 14:56

Each species evolves to thrive in its own particular ecological niche – to live in a particular "home" with specific living conditions (including temperatures ranges and other plant and animal species). Some species are more adaptable than others...

Embrace beauty of seasonal change

Press release | 2006-11-15 at 17:41

Greenpeace members greet Dr. Sarah Liao, Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works, with peach blossom and Chinese New Year couplets today, implying that the climate and order of four seasons will be disrupted if global warming continues. It...

Chief Executive prattles climate change

Press release | 2007-02-02 at 7:00

The latest climate change report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), concludes that global average temperature is likely to increase between 1.1°C to 6.4°C above 1980-1999 levels by 2095, leading to...

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. And while it is difficult to blame any single weather event on climate change, scientists agree...

Super Greenhouse Gases: F-gases

Standard Page | 2009-04-24 at 11:13

Created to cool our drinks, food, houses and cars, F-gases are actually helping to heat up the globe and cause 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...

Geothermal

Standard Page | 2006-01-17 at 14:25

Geo (earth) thermal (heat) energy means harnessing heat from inside the Earth. Our planet's core is incredibly hot – 5,500° C (9,932° F) by recent estimates – so it's no surprise that even the top three metres of Earth's surface stay a nearly...

China Solar PV Report

Publication | 2007-09-19 at 6:00

China’s installed capacity of solar PV will reach 10GWp, generating 130 TWh electricity annually, which is equal to electricity generation of 26 large-scaled coal power stations, according to China Solar PV Report, released by China Renewable...

Sharing Knowledge, Creating Solutions: Lessons Learned from U.S. Action on Climate Change

Publication | 2006-11-07 at 7:00

The aim of this report is to share information about what strategies have worked in U.S. localities which are similar to Hong Kong. The report does not suggest that Hong Kong has been historically responsible for an amount of pollution similar to...

Appendix 2 Trend of carbon dioxide emission in Hong Kong

Publication | 2006-09-11 at 6:00

Appendix 2 Trend of carbon dioxide emission in Hong Kong

Greenpeace activists arrested for peaceful protest against coal power plant in the...

Press release | 2005-11-10 at 7:00

Twelve Greenpeace activists and volunteers from New Zealand, Australia, China and the Philippines were arrested and charged today for trespassing on the Masinloc coal power plant in Zambales, Philippines. The 12 were released without any bail...

Greenpeace and community activists condemn 'Climate Killer' CLP at AGM

Press release | 2007-04-24 at 16:39

Greenpeace and representatives from impacted communities across Asia, this morning disrupted CLP’s AGM in a stark reminder of the true costs of coal. CLP is Asia’s largest privately owned power utility and derives most of its electricity from...

Clinton in China: Greenpeace response

Feature Story | 2009-02-21 at 7:00

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is meeting with top Chinese officials in Beijing to discuss Sino-US relations. We were keen to see some tough talk on climate change. What did she say?

China, US hold key to fixing climate change

Feature Story | 2009-02-18 at 7:00

On the eve of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Beijing, Greenpeace China campaign director Sze Pang Cheung explains why this is an historic opportunity for the US and China to save the world from climate change disaster.

President Obama: China is waiting

Feature Story | 2009-01-21 at 7:00

The whole world has been waiting for new US President Barrack Obama to take office and lead an international effort against climate change. And last night, 20 January 2009, that moment arrived.

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.

Post Poznan: what’s the deal on climate change?

Feature Story | 2008-12-29 at 7:00

Two weeks of United Nations climate talks, 189 governments, and a planet in peril. What did we end up with?

Obama victory spells hope for climate change

Feature Story | 2008-11-05 at 7:00

It’s a good day for action against climate change. Barack Obama is America’s new president.

Greenpeace blesses for better air quality and a wonderful 2008 Olympics

Feature Story | 2005-07-15 at 6:00

On 8th July 2005, to celebrate Hong Kong’s success in winning the hosting of equestrian event for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, our activists went to Murray Building, in Central, where the long-awaited announcement was made, and performed a...

External Cost Calculation

Publication | 2005-04-20 at 12:10

European Commission conducted the cross-national study on the socio-environmental damages due to electricity generation over 10 years. The study concludes a set of “external cost” reference brought by different fuel sources. The study has been...

Why China Light & Power (CLP) matters to Climate Change?

Publication | 2005-04-20 at 12:10

“3 largest” – CLP is the largest power company (owns the generation, transmission and distribution facilities) in Hong Kong, the largest external investor in mainland China and one of the largest international private sector power companies in...

China Climate Impacts Overview

Publication | 2005-04-20 at 12:10

China Climate Impacts Overview

Climate Change

Publication | 2005-02-14 at 7:00

Climate Change

The True Cost of Coal: An Investigation into Coal Ash in China

Publication | 2010-09-15 at 6:00

This report, following in the footsteps of The True Cost of Coal, focuses on a long-ignored type of coal pollution. In 2009 alone, China generated at least 375 million tons of coal ash – more than twice the amount of urban domestic waste produced...

Give Donald a Dollar: audit report

Publication | 2010-01-18 at 7:00

Independent auditor's report on our Give Donald a Dollar fund raising activity.

The True Cost of Coal

Publication | 2010-01-21 at 7:00

China is the world’s biggest producer and consumer of coal. The country’s rocketing economic growth is heavily dependent on it, with more than 70 per cent of its energy needs coming from coal (the global average is around 30 per cent). However...

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