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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.

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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 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.
Jul 10, 2017

Technical Assessment of an HFC- 134a Phase-Out in the Chinese Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Sector

We generally combine data derived from China-specific studies with more robust data developed to support air conditioning system analysis in the US to develop a complete analysis dataset.To evaluate the emissions impacts associated with a transition away from HFC-134a, we also develop a set of corresponding MAC system data for three alternative refrigerants: HFC-152a, HFO-1234yf, and CO2 (R-744).
Apr 7, 2013

Technology Guidelines for Green Eco-City Planning Project

To carry out requirements of No.167, to seek the construction model for the green eco-cities which are featured with concepts of green, ecology and low carbon, to standardize and guide construction of the green eco-cities, and learning from the domestic and foreign experience in planning and constructing the green eco-cities, this project makes research to establish the technology guidelines for formulating the green eco-city planning (hereinafter called technology guidelines for short) which caters to the actual national conditions in China, standardizes the general planning (hereinafter called general planning for short) and the controllable detail planning (hereinafter called controllable detail planning) of the green eco-cities as well as the contents and profundity of green building planning, municipal planning and energy planning and moreover, propose policy suggestions to promote a rational and orderly development of the green eco-cities.
Aug 1, 2012

Green Growth for China, A Literature Review

This paper summarizes a sizable literature that traces China’s rapid economic growth and the associated environmental problems to its unique and fundamental institutions, and discuss the implications of this on how China might grow more sustainably.
Dec 23, 2014

Planning for a Sustainable Energy Future

Long-term planning based on solid analysis is important to Chinese decision-makers. In early-2000, the Chinese government put forward a goal of doubling the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2020. The implications for the energy system were unclear. Could China create a sustainable energy future and at the same time continue to meet its growth goals?
Dec 23, 2014

Test Piloting Low-carbon Development

In China, many policy innovations are first tested out in pilots; LCDP prioritized this approach in supporting new ideas and grantees.
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