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Jul 4, 2014

Economists advise on China's green shift (China.org.cn)

Several famous economists, including Nobel laureate Dr. James Mirrlees and former World Bank chief economist Justin Yifu Lin, were invited to a recent forum held in Guangzhou to share their visions of China's path to green growth.
Sep 15, 2013

Governor Brown Expands Partnership with China to Combat Climate Change(gov.ca.gov)

SACRAMENTO – Building on California's growing relationship with China, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined China's top climate official, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Vice Chairman Xie Zhenhua, to sign a first-of-its-kind agreement on climate change between the NDRC and a subnational entity. The NDRC oversees China’s efforts to address climate change and much of the government’s economic strategy.
Jun 14, 2012

China to spend $27 billion on emission cuts, renewables (Reuters)

May 24, 2012 (Reuters) - China's central government plans to spend 170 billion yuan ($27 billion) this year to promote energy conservation, emission reductions and renewable energy, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement on its website on Thursday. The ministry said China plans to promote more use of energy-saving products and low or no-emission power generation such as solar and wind. It also wants to accelerate the development of renewable energy, as well as energy-saving technologies, such as electric and hybrid cars.
Jun 14, 2012

Climate change rate could be faster than thought, study suggests (The Guardian)

June 11, 2012 China's carbon emissions could be nearly 20% higher than previously thought, a new analysis of official Chinese data showed on Sunday, suggesting the pace of global climate change could be even faster than currently predicted. China has already overtaken the US as the world's top greenhouse gas polluter, producing about a quarter of mankind's carbon pollution that scientists say is heating the planet and triggering more extreme weather.

EF China News

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Jun 16, 2014

Chinese and Foreign Economists Gather to Discuss China’s Turn to Green Growth

On June 14, 2014, Energy Foundation China and Resources for the Future co-hosted the “China Green Growth Forum” at the 2014 annual conference of the Chinese Economists Society in Guangzhou. Attendees included Sir James Mirrlees, 1996 Nobel Laureate in Economics and professor of Economics in Cambridge University, Professor Justin Yifu Lin, economist and honorary dean of the National School of Development at Peking University, and Marianne Fay, chief economist for the Sustainable Development Network of the World Bank. Participants shared their insights on green growth policies in China and abroad.
Jun 11, 2014

Low-Carbon Cities Think Tank Partnership Launched in Shenzhen

The Low-Carbon Cities Think Tank Partnership was officially launched at the Second Shenzhen International Low-Carbon City Forum on June 10, which is China’s National Low-Carbon Day.

Reports

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Aug 4, 2019

Domestic and International Policies on HFCs Mitigation

In 2019, Energy Foundation China supported Peking University’s College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering to review HFCs mitigation policies in China and other parts of the world.
Feb 2, 2019

Early Peaking of China’s Carbon Emissions

Since 2014, Energy Foundation China has supported a group of top Chinese think tanks such as the Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commissions, Tsinghua University, Renmin University, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to research into the feasiblity of peaking China’s carbon emissions as early as possible and the roadmap to realize it.
Nov 12, 2018

2018 China Carbon Pricing Survey

This report summarises the results of the 2018 China Carbon Pricing Survey. During April 2018, the survey elicited expectations about China’s future carbon price from stakeholders in carbon markets. Through cooperation with industrial associations, strong efforts were made to survey representatives from China’s carbon-intensive industries, including power, cement, and aluminum, which are already, or soon expected to be, subject to carbon pricing.
Aug 12, 2017

How to Advance the Green Fiscal and Taxation Reform in China

Energy Foundation China supported the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences to research on how to push forward the green fiscal and taxation reform in China. The resulting report, released in August 2017, systematically reviews the existing environment-related fiscal and taxation policies, provides principles and roadmaps for a green fiscal and taxation system, and puts the system in an interlinked framework of pricing, taxation, and public finance.
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