Publications

2020

Towards Green and Low-Carbon Development in Chinese Cities

2020-07-20

Report

 

This report presents an indicator system called Low-Carbon and Green Index for Cities (LOGIC) that evaluates the performance of Chinese cities in terms of low-carbon development and identifies areas for improvement. This system issues a score ranging from 0 to 100, with a higher score indicating a better performance in lower carbon growth within a specified time period. LOGIC was applied to a sample of 115 Chinese cities representing a diverse range of population sizes, income levels, geographies and stages of economic and urban growth between 2010 and 2015. 

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iGDP 2019 Annual Report

2020-05-18

Annual Report

 

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2019

What to Expect in China's Second Nationally Determined Contribution

2019-12-06

Report

 

This report reviews the international and domestic sustainable development trends after the Paris Agreement, and discusses the implementation of China’s NDC. Drawing on China’s newly issued strategic plans and policies during the 13th Five-Year Plan period, it explores the climate policy options that may shape China’s next NDC.

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Introducing an Absolute Carbon Cap Into China's 14th Five-Year Plan

2019-09-19

Working Paper

 

There is a need to set a strong economy-wide climate goal to decarbonize economic growth throughout China’s provinces. Without such a goal, a change in investment behavior toward green growth projects is unlikely to happen. Even with existing robust environmental policies and clean energy development objectives, the climate impact of China’s future economic growth remains unclear. With only a short time window left to meet global climate safety goals, introducing enhanced climate policies to limit China’s carbon emissions growth is crucial to the world’s sustainable development.

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What to Expect in China's Second NDC - Report Summary

2019-09-19

Report

 

This report summary describes the main findings of our new report that reviews global and domestic trends in sustainable development, summarizes China’s new strategic plans and policies in the 13th Five-Year Plan period, details China’s progress in the implementation of its NDC, and describes potential updates for its next NDC.

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iGDP 2018 Annual Report

2019-07-18

Annual Report

 

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Energy Data 2018

2019-02-21

Data book

China Energy Data

 

The Energy Data publication series (annual editions from 2014 to the present year) compiles data across key sectors published by China’s official statistics bureaus and industry associations, as well as by authoritative international energy agencies. The goal is to facilitate access by researchers and policymakers to comprehensive, multi-dimensional and long time-scale energy data that accurately captures China’s energy profile. The English version of the 2018 Energy Data report contains 40 data energy indicator tables covering China’s energy economy, energy production and consumption, energy efficiency and technology, energy prices, and energy-related pollutant emissions and carbon emissions.

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China Green Finance Pilots Anniversary Review

2019-01-22

Report

Green Finance

This report provides an overview of China’s green finance low-carbon pilots on the occasion of the first anniversary of the program. It summarizes the work plans, policies, and actions in each pilot zone, and offers suggestions for refinement of the pilot program going forward.
 
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2018

LOGIC: Low-carbon & Green Index for Cities

2018-09-13

Report

Low Carbon Cities

LOGIC provides a system to track progress, a database to evaluate performance, and an analytical tool to help cities identify improved solutions for low carbon and clean energy development, and early carbon peaking.

 
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iGDP 2017 Annual Report

2017-08-02

Annual Report

 

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China’s Low Carbon Cities: Carbon Peak Pledges and Progress on Green Transition

2018-06-27

Factsheet

Low Carbon Cities

Using a table format, this factsheet provides an overview of the policies and other actions that China’s low carbon pilot cities have taken to date.
 
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China’s Low Carbon Cities' Participation in Other Pilot Programs

2018-06-27

Factsheet

Using a table format, this fact sheet provides an overview of additional pilot programs in which China’s low carbon city pilot cities participate. 
 
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Wuhan's Green Transformation Path

2018-06-22

Infographic

This Chinese language infographic provides an overview of the key sectoral low carbon policies in the city of Wuhan.
 
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Wuhan's Green and Low Carbon Development Milestones

2018-06-22

Infographic

This Chinese language infographic highlights the milestones in Wuhan’s low carbon policymaking.
 
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Wuhan Low Carbon Development Strategy and Policy Practices Background Report

2018-06-22

Report

This background report details the low carbon policy efforts of the city of Wuhan. 
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An Integrated Strategy to Assist China's Cities in Achieving an Early Carbon Emissions Peak

2018-01-08

Working Paper

This paper offers a set of enhanced policies and practices to help China’s cities transition toward a deep de-carbonization development path, sustaining economic growth with lower emissions, better air quality, and more livable communities. 
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2017

Recommedations on Principles and Objective-Setting for Low-Carbon Pilots

2017-09-06

Working Paper

This paper offers a set of recommendations to China’s policymakers on how to think about and set objectives in low-carbon pilots. 
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iGDP 2016-2017 Annual Report

2017-07-01

Annual Report

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2016 Energy Statistics

2017-02-16

Data Manual

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2016

Upgrading the Power Dispatch Mechanism

2016-12-15

Working Paper

This paper, prepared in collaboration with the Regulatory Assistance Project, provides and assessment of China’s power dispatch mechanism and recommendations for its improvement. 
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Alliance of Peaking Pioneer Cities Action Fact Sheet

2016-07-15

Working Paper

This fact sheet provides key information about China’s Alliance of Peaking Pioneer Cities – a collection of cities that is striving to achieve peak carbon emissions earlier than the national target year. 
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Establishing an Environmental Tax

2016-02-29

Working Paper

This paper explores the key considerations in establishing an environmental tax in China. 
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2015

2014-2015 Annual Report

2015-11-30

Annual Report

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Low Carbon Cities in China National Policies and City Action Factsheet

2015-09-01 

Factsheet

This factsheet provides an analytical review of the actions taken in 10 of the 42 pilots in China’s first batch of low low carbon pilots. 
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