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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.

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.

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...

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 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 be...

What We Do

Standard Page | 2010-07-14 at 16:00

Greenpeace exists because this fragile Earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action!

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.

Outdated Air Quality index hides the awful truth about Hong Kong smog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

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,...

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...

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...

The Science

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

Climate scientists around the world agree with 90% 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 future.

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...

Deforestation and Climate Change

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

The logging and burning of tropical forests create about 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions – more than that emitted from all the cars, planes, and trains in the world.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

Letter to Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper

Publication | 2009-12-04 at 7:00

Just three days before the UN Copenhagen climate change summit opens, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits Beijing. Greenpeace China delivered a letter to Mr. Harper urging him to stop the tar sands, one of the most destructive and...

China Wind Power Report 2007

Publication | 2007-11-01 at 7:00

China could lead the world in wind energy development and play a larger role in combating climate change, according to China Wind Power Report 2007, the report also predicts that China’s installed wind power capacity could reach 122 GW by 2020,...

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...

Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable China Energy Outlook

Publication | 2007-04-24 at 6:00

The report "Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable China Energy Outlook" is part of the global study "Energy [R]evolution" , produced by Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC). According to this report, China can achieve rapid...

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 3: A list of global climate change and its consequences

Publication | 2006-09-11 at 6:00

Appendix 3: A list of global climate change and its consequences

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

Appendix 1: Summary of Survey Findings

Publication | 2006-09-11 at 6:00

Appendix 1: Summary of Survey Findings

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 activists attacked in Philippine coal plant protest against climate change...

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

A German Greenpeace activist participating in a peaceful protest against the Masinloc coal power plant outside Manila was horrendously beaten by local plant personnel and three other Greenpeace activists from New Zealand and the Philippines had...

Global celebrations as Kyoto Protocol comes into force

Press release | 2005-02-16 at 7:00

Young Greenpeace volunteers in Beijing helped launch a series of events around the world today, welcoming the dawn of a new era for climate protection. The Kyoto Protocol - the global agreement that lays the ground for the international community...

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...

Dangerous disregard for health and safety in handling of the Dalian Oil Spill

Press release | 2010-07-24 at 18:10

Dalian, July 23, 2010 In the fifth day of Greenpeace’s investigations in Dalian, our rapid response team has found a dangerous disregard for health and safety in the oil spill’s clean-up effort, as well as the nearby seafood farms and beaches.

Greenpeace Survey reveals business demand for Government leadership against global...

Press release | 2007-11-06 at 7:00

A Greenpeace survey indicates concern from both local and overseas chambers of commerce that natural disasters triggered by global warming would be detrimental to investment in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region. Almost all respondents...

Greenpeace issues call to action to world leaders at U.N. meeting on climate change

Press release | 2007-09-25 at 16:58

UNITED NATIONS – Speaking at the first high-level meeting on climate change at the United Nations, the Campaigns Director of Greenpeace China, Sze Ping Lo, challenged world leaders to strengthen the Kyoto Protocol, the one global agreement to...

Greenpeace reveals Disney use of energy inefficient light bulbs

Press release | 2007-08-26 at 6:00

Although the alarm of global warming is raised, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel unnecessarily uses energy inefficient incandescent light bulbs, which emit excessive greenhouse gases. Greenpeace activists reveal a banner saying “Mickey Cooks the...

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...

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