The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is one of the political foundations in Germany headquartered in Berlin. We maintain close ties with the German Green Party (Alliance 90/The Greens), but work independently and nurture a spirit of intellectual openness. Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung currently maintains 30 international offices. We understand ourselves as a think tank for green visions and projects that provides a platform for international cooperation and dialogue.

In China, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung has been working with its partners since 2006 and has been registered as Beijing Representative Office in 2017. We work with governmental departments and think tanks, academic institutions and civil society organizations.

Our activities in China are focused on: Ecology and Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Energy Policy, Social Developments, Globalization and China’s Role in Global Governance. In these areas we support research, promote knowledge generation and provide space for exchange and debates. Our aim is to contribute to an informed and constructive dialogue and to promote mutual understanding between China and Germany as well as Europe.


Coal Power Sector in China, Japan and South Korea: Current Status and the Way Forward for a Cleaner Energy System

The impacts of climate change have been felt by human society. Global temperature has risen 1°C for the past 100 years, and 2017 was the hottest year on record. Impacts from climate change vary by region, East Asia is no exception. In this report, members of the East Asia Climate Forum from China, Japan and South Korea introduce current status of coal‐fired power plants (CFPPs) and their prospects, hoping to provide a different angle from civil society for a better understanding the issues and general trend of the coal power sector in East Asia, and to  contribute to the discussion on a quicker transition to a cleaner energy system.