China has strong pollution laws on the books, but enforcement lags behind, harming the environment and human health. Through a multi-faceted capacity building program, we help grassroots community groups identify pollution problems and work with local governments to find solutions for cleaning up toxic waste and dangerous emissions.

Chinese Environmental Group Uses Hazmat Suits to Protect a River

Blog Post | December 23, 2015 | Kristen McDonald
When plans moved forward to build another dam across the heavily polluted Xiang River, members of Green Hunan’s volunteer network dressed up in white hazmat suits to alert the...

No More Business As Usual in Nanjing

Blog Post | December 14, 2015 | Domenique Zuber
While world leaders were gathered in Paris to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, everyday life came to a standstill in Beijing this week as thick smog blanketed China’s capital. Air...

Communities Tell Their Stories at the Paris Climate Talks

Blog Post | November 6, 2015 | Domenique Zuber
With the Paris climate conference only a month away, the world is getting into gear to address many serious global issues on an international scale. During the climate talks, Pacific...

Coal Declines Worldwide – Even in China

Blog Post | March 18, 2015 | Kristen McDonald
“Worldwide, for every new coal plant built, two have been shelved or cancelled since 2010…. In China, coal use declined in 2014, signaling the start of a shift towards...

Building a Cleaner China From the Grassroots Up

Blog Post | February 25, 2015 | Kristen McDonald
First published in China-US Focus In a mid-sized industrial city in China, a staff member of the environmental group Green Hope answers her cell phone. On the line is...

Keeping the Amur River Wild and Free

Blog Post | December 12, 2014 | Domenique Zuber
The Amur River is the largest, still free-flowing river in Asia, and its basin the most biodiverse region in Russia. But its vast forests, wetlands, and steppes, as well...