October 30, 2020

The 2020 Green Development Think Tank Partnership annual conference was held on October 30 in Shanghai. Jointly hosted by the Energy System Engineering Committee of China Energy Research Society, Fudan University’s Energy Economics and Strategy Research Center, and iGDP, the event brought together nearly 150 guests from universities, research centers and academia throughout China, as well as nearly 10,000 online viewers. The conference came on the day after the conclusion of the fifth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and a few weeks after China pledged to reach a carbon peak before 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060. Participants took this opportunity to discuss carbon targets in the upcoming 14th Five-year Plan, how to achieve deep emission reductions in the different regions of China, as well as the policy means to promote China’s transition onto a green and low-carbon economic development trajectory.

April 25, 2019

iGDP co-hosted this workshop to identify the data sources needed for environmental risk analysis in existing policy frameworks, strengthen the interconnection between climate change policies and qualitative environmental risk analysis, and enhance international exchange on quantitative environmental and climate risks analysis in the BRI.

April 12, 2019

On April 12, iGDP analysts held a workshop with study partners from Japan’s Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and Korea Environment Institute to review the draft final report, discuss joint recommendations, and plan out dissemination of the study’s findings. The study aims to provide an overview of alternative national approaches to low-carbon city development, identify good practices for information sharing, and promote regional cooperation.

January 24, 2019

This workshop, held in partnership with the North-East Asian Subregional Programme for Environmental Cooperation, brought together experts from China, Japan, and Korea to share insights on low-carbon city policy in Northeast Asia and foster regional cooperation. 

January 19, 2019

In Beijing, on January 19th iGDP hosted the fifth annual conference of China’s Green and Low Carbon Development Think Tank Partnership, which has emerged as one of China’s leading networks of green and low-carbon policy experts. With over one hundred participants from research institutes throughout China, the theme of this year’s conference was “Green Development in China Toward 2030”.   

June 11, 2018

What is the progress that China’s low carbon pilot cities are making? What are some of the best policy measures available to reduce their carbon emissions? What industries should city officials focus on to get the greatest return on their policy investments? What are other cities in Northeast Asia doing to lower their emissions?

To help answer these questions, on June 11th, innovative Green Development Program (iGDP), together with the North-East Asian Subregional Programme for Environmental Cooperation (NEASPEC), and the Wuhan Energy Conservation Supervision Center, hosted Green Transformation in Wuhan – International Consultation Workshop for Low-carbon City Roadmaps.