Climate Change and Urbanization: Challenges & Progress in China
On December 10th, 2014, five international environmental organizations jointly released the above titled report during the COP 20 climate conference in Lima, Peru. The report summarizes China’s urbanization experiences, lessons learned, and recent progress in shifting toward a more sustainable growth pattern. It underscores the significance of China’s urbanization for climate change and major environmental contributions a low-carbon city strategy can make. The report covers three topical areas, including land use, transportation and city energy use, and introduces a number of good practice cases from Chinese cities. The five institutional co-authors are: Environmental Defense Fund, Energy Foundation China, Institute for Sustainable Communities, Natural Resources Defense Council (report drafting), and World Resources Institute.