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Green and Low Carbon Financing - Practices and Exploration in Chinese Cities
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.
China’s Emission Trading System Report Series
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.
Leveraging Science Technology and Innovation for Low Carbon and Resilient Cities
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.
What to Expect in China's Second Nationally Determined Contribution
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.
Comparative Study on Low Carbon City Development in China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea
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 UNESCAP‘s 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.
China's Carbon Neutral Opportunity
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.
Beyond 2°C - The Long-Term Emission Reduction Actions of Global Cities in Response to Climate Change
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.
Towards Green and Low-Carbon Development in Chinese Cities
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.
What to Expect in China's Second Nationally Determined Contribution
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.
Introducing an Absolute Carbon Cap Into China's 14th Five-Year Plan
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.
What to Expect in China's Second NDC - Report Summary
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.
Energy Data 2018
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.
China Green Finance Pilots Anniversary Review
LOGIC: Low-carbon & Green Index for Cities
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.
iGDP 2017 Annual Report
China’s Low Carbon Cities: Carbon Peak Pledges and Progress on Green Transition
Low Carbon Cities
China’s Low Carbon Cities' Participation in Other Pilot Programs
Wuhan's Green Transformation Path
Wuhan's Green and Low Carbon Development Milestones
Wuhan Low Carbon Development Strategy and Policy Practices Background Report
An Integrated Strategy to Assist China's Cities in Achieving an Early Carbon Emissions Peak
Recommendations on Principles and Objective-Setting for Low-Carbon Pilots
iGDP 2016-2017 Annual Report
2016 Energy Statistics
Upgrading the Power Dispatch Mechanism
Alliance of Peaking Pioneer Cities Action Fact Sheet
Establishing an Environmental Tax
2014-2015 Annual Report
Low Carbon Cities in China National Policies and City Action Factsheet