In 2020, iGDP established its first international office in Europe, Innovative Green Development Program SL. iGDP SL, located in Madrid Spain, provides policy research and stakeholder convening services to its strategic partners in China, the EU, the US and Africa. 

To contact iGDP SL, please email: igdpsl@igdp.cn

Featured International Projects

Analysis of Green and Low-Carbon Efforts in the Power Sectors of Six BRI Countries


Report (Chinese)


This Chinese language report reviews decarbonization efforts in the power sectors of six BRI countries. Topics include local climate change policy and renewable energy incentives; energy markets, economics and development plans; electric power market management systems; renewable and fossil energy resource endowments; investment environment and bilateral relations with China.

2022 Global Coal Phaseout Progress Tracking Report


Report (Chinese)

Drawing on information collected by iGDP’s Farewell Coal project, this report offers an overview of global coal phaseout efforts in 2022. 

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.

Driving Down Methane Leaks from the Oil and Gas Industry: Regulatory Roadmap and Toolkit


Report (Chinese)

iGDP reviewed and translated this IEA methane policy report, and serving as the China-based partner for the report’s launch.   

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 and Korea Environment Institute 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 GHG emission reductions.

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

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.

Guidelines for Developing Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans



This guidebook introduces local governments to good practices in formulating climate action plans, explaining how these practices should be applied in light of China’s national conditions. The climate action planning described in the guidebook not only provides a strategic foundation for urban climate policy, but also for overall urban planning and coordination, offering new perspectives on opportunities for action.