Greenpeace is a global non-government organization headquartered in Amsterdam with a presence in over 40 countries. Greenpeace works to expose global environmental problems, and force solutions for a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace's goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity.
Greenpeace China was established in Hong Kong in 1997 and has since added offices in Beijing and Guangzhou. Like any Greenpeace office in the world, we focus on the most crucial threats to the biodiversity and environment of our country and planet. We raise public awareness about environmental issues through research, lobbying and non-violent direct action. We promote open discussion about China's environmental problems and work with local government on constructive solutions for a healthy and sustainable future.
To maintain our independence, we do not accept donations from governments, corporations or political parties. We depend entirely on individuals and private foundations to support our work. Today, we have more than 40,000 donors and supporters in Hong Kong.
Our Campaigns in China and Hong Kong
Greenpeace China works with Greenpeace International on campaigns that need global actions.
We campaign on:
- Stop climate change and develop renewable energy
- demand oil and coal companies to stop extracting fossil fuels and switch their investment to develop renewable energy
- demand power companies to phase out the use of fossil fuels and develop clean and sustainable energy
- urge governments to implement policies to promote renewable energy and enforce a "Polluter-to-Pay" policy
- encourage corporations and individuals to phase in the use of clean and sustainable energy.
- urge governments and corporations to develop and invest on wind power
- Promote food safety and develop sustainable agriculture
- urge producers to stop using genetically engineered (GE) ingredients in their products
- urge governments to implement labelling policies on products containing GE ingredients
- oppose the commercialisatioin of GE crops
- oppose all patents on plants, animals and humans as well as their genes
- promote sustainable agriculture development to ensure food safety
- Eliminate toxic chemicals and promote extended producer responsibility
- campaign to stop the export of toxic trade, such as electronic waste, from developed countries to developed countries
- urge governments to tighten laws to monitor and stop toxic trade
- call on business to stop the use of toxic chemicals in their products
- urge producers, such as electronics manufacturers, to take back their products at the end of the life cycle
- urge governments to set environmental regulations on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
- Protect ancient forests
- campaigning to stop the destruction of ancient forests
- calling for a ban to stop illegal logging
- urge authorities and companies to stop trading ancient forest products
- promote certified forest products as an alternative
- encouraging corporations and individuals to reduce paper consumption
To keep our neutral stand, Greenpeace accepts neither corporate sponsorships nor government funding. We believe our direct and long term donations from our donors at any race and age reflect donors' genuine concern of our Earth. Their funds are spent on the actual issues rather than on administrative costs in running goodwill events.
Greenpeace China conducts a fundraising programme called "Direct Dialogue Campaign". We believe we need to establish a direct conversation with people everyday so as to engage them in all our campaign issues and actions.