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2022

Non-CO2 Emissions Policy Briefs

2022-11-22

Policy Brief

These six policy briefs explore mitigation of non-CO2 emissions in China. They describe the current status of China’s key non-CO2 emitting sectors, characterizing their emissions and offering policy suggestions.

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碳定价机制系列研究

2022-08-18

报告

Together with Energy Innovation and the Institute of Finance and Sustainability, we recently helped put together a three-part report series on China’s emission trading system (ETS). China’s ETS is already the largest in the world, and will grow by more than half when additional sectors are added. The three Chinese language reports describe measures to strengthen China’s ETS, get the most out of its emissions-reduction capacity and economic benefits, and promote cooperation with the European Union. English versions can be found below. 

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2022-07-22

数据手册

iGDP’s 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. (Chinese only)

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展望分布式光伏发展——以广东省为例

2022-6-13

工作论文

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全球退煤进展追踪报告

2022-5-20

报告

策略传播

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Green and Low Carbon Financing - Practices and Exploration in Chinese Cities

2022-04-24

Report

This Chinese language report offers a comprehensive review the current status and ongoing challenges in investment and financing for green and low-carbon development in China’s cities. It includes discussions of green and low-carbon actions, investment needs, financing tools, and presents case studies that illustrate the application of green and low-carbon investment and financing.

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NDC 3.0

2022-04-24

Policy Brief

This abbreviated version of our analysis of China’s second NDC captures every key finding in the larger report. It compares China’s 2015 and 2021 NDCs, and contextualizes China’s climate plans within the country’s broader development agenda.

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促进公众绿色低碳生活方式的行动策略:案例与建议

2022-4-22

报告

策略传播

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China’s Emission Trading System Report Series

2022-04-06

Report

Together with Energy Innovation and the Institute of Finance and Sustainability, we recently helped put together a three-part report series on China’s emission trading system (ETS). China’s ETS is already the largest in the world, and will grow by more than half when additional sectors are added. The three reports describe measures to strengthen China’s ETS, get the most out of its emissions-reduction capacity and economic benefits, and promote cooperation with the European Union. 

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Leveraging Science Technology and Innovation for Low Carbon and Resilient Cities

2022-04-06

Report

Co-authored by ESCAP, ICLEI and iGDP, this report promotes the integrated development of cities around the Northeast Asia region. In addition to developing smarter urban planning, transport and awareness raising of climate actions through the adoption of modern information technology, it also looks at how cities are integrating micro-power sources such as rooftop solar and reducing their energy and water consumption through energy efficiency and water reuse projects, while delivering comfortable living in cities and reducing waste.

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减少油气行业甲烷泄露监管路线图和工具包

2022-3-30

报告

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2021

中国城市生活垃圾和市政污泥处理良好实践指南——温室气体减排视角

2021-08-19

工作论文

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What to Expect in China's Second Nationally Determined Contribution

2021-07-31

Report

This report is an updated version of our 2019 report on China’s NDC. It reviews new international and domestic sustainable development trends since the last report and discusses the implementation of China’s first NDC. The second part of the report draws on newly issued strategic plans and policies during the 13th and 14th Five-Year plan periods to explore the climate policy options that may shape China’s second NDC.

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碳边境调节机制:进展与前瞻

2021-07-30

工作论文

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Comparative Study on Low Carbon City Development in China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea

2021-05-21

Report

 

This joint paper by iGDP, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and Korea Environment Institute (KEI) analyses and compares the low carbon city policies and practices of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, with the goal of identifying sector-specific and
city-specific good practices that may be instructive to researchers and
policymakers in the wider NEA region. It examines key national-level carbon
mitigation policies and sector-specific actions, reviews both top-down and
bottom-up low carbon city policy-design and implementation mechanisms and
describes fifteen case studies on greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions.

The study is part of UNESCAPs North-East Asia Low Carbon City Platform (NEA-LCCP) programme under the North-East Asian Subregional Programme for Environmental Cooperation (NEASPEC) and will be used in NEA-LCCP information-sharing activities and to
promote regional cooperation on low carbon development and climate action.

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2020 能源数据

2021-03-31

数据手册

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China's Carbon Neutral Opportunity

2021-01-01

Report

 

This joint paper by Energy Innovation, innovative Green Development Program, and the Institute for Finance and Sustainability shows that China has the opportunity to, and should, strengthen its climate commitments by setting a target for peaking its carbon emissions before 2030.

The report shows how clean energy beats fossil fuel technologies on price and makes carbon neutrality an economic driver. By increasing the pace of its domestic clean energy transition, China can induce additional technological innovation to enhance the competitiveness of its clean technology firms, while at the same time improving its energy security and achieving earlier carbon peaking.

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2020

Beyond 2°C - The Long-Term Emission Reduction Actions of Global Cities in Response to Climate Change

2020-10-30

Report

 

This report reviews and summarizes the actions taken by non-Chinese cities to achieve medium- and long-term emission reduction targets or “zero-carbon” emissions, with a specific focus on climate change-related target setting, plan development, and policy measures. It focuses on policies and actions that have significant reference-value for China’s cities with regard to long-term actions, and provides insights to policymakers and researchers interested in medium- and long-term deep emission reductions in cities around the world.

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Towards Green and Low-Carbon Development in Chinese Cities

2020-07-20

Research Publication

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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“可持续能源和气候行动计划‘编制指南

2020-06-18

指南

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iGDP 2019 Annual Report

2020-05-18

Annual Report

 

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2019

实施碳排放总量控制,引领高质量绿色发展

2019-12-26

报告

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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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武汉城市低碳发展战略与政策实践背景报告

2019-07-18

报告

武汉城市低碳发展战略与政策实践背景报告总结城市社会经济特征、城市发展战略和方向、低碳关键因素实际表现,以及全面阐述地方政府在全经济范围内以及重点领域内已经实施的战略和政策措施。

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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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低碳发展和城市达峰中长期温室气体减排规划和行动方案

2019-01-30

报告

低碳城市

本指南旨在从科学性、系统性和可操作性三个方面提升低碳规划的质量,对要点、方法以及具体操作步骤提出了详细的建议和要求。供规划制定部门及技术支持团队参考使用。

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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

2018-08-02

Annual Report

 

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2018低碳城市公众意识调查项目报告

2018-06-30

报告

低碳城市

策略传播

旨在了解中国公众对低碳概念的认知度,对公众对所在城市绿色低碳发展程度的满意度,对政府采取的低碳政策的支持度,以及公众在低碳行为上的参与度,力图展现中国公众低碳认知和行动的图景。

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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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2017 能源数据

2018-01-17

数据手册

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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

一图了解碳市场

2017-12-22

信息图

碳排放权交易是应对气候变化、控制碳排放的重要手段。国家发改委正式启动全国碳市场,电力行业成为首个入场行业。全国碳市场,它将如何影响我们的生活?

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Recommendations 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 能源数据

2016-01-20

数据手册

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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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