CCS Expands Low Carbon Development Training and Transition in China's Western and Southern Provinces

CCS Expands Low Carbon Development Training and Transition in China's Western and Southern Provinces

April 11-13, 2016. The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) China Program Team conducted expanded China Low Carbon Development (LCD) planning and analysis training and program transition in Lanzhou, western China, in the Gansu Province. More than 50 technical representatives attended from four provinces and several cities, including Changsha, Jinchang, Jiuquan, Kunming, Lanzhou, Shenzhen, and Yinchuan, in Gansu, Guangdong, Hunan, and Ningxia. CCS collaborated with the Beijing based Global Environmental Institute (GEI) and Lanzhou based Gansu Emission Exchange Center on the workshop.

Since 2014 the China LCD toolkit and curriculum has been introduced to hundreds of analysts, experts, and policy makers in China, including local government officials, research agencies, universities, and companies from 18 cities in 13 provinces and municipalities that are part of 42 official LCD pilot jurisdictions. In 2013, the China LCD Planning & Analysis Toolkit was endorsed for official use by China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) following joint development by CCS and China partners, including China's Academies of Science Institute for Policy Management (CAS-IPM). It was piloted in Chongqing in 2014 through CCS, CAS-IPM, GEI, and local partners.

China set its international climate change commitments on climate change at a 60-65 percent CO2 emission intensity reduction by 2030 compared to 2005, as well as commitments to increasing non-fossil fuel in primary energy consumption at 20 percent by 2030. Subnational governments face pressure to meet these national goals through approaches are beneficial to local economic development, energy and industrial needs, and health. To accomplish this, the LCD toolkit enables energy and resource efficiency, renewable energy, peak carbon analysis, and green economic development.

Multi-objective climate change and LCD goals can be achieved through specific steps that integrate goals, policy and mechanism design, and metrics of analysis. This involves inventory and forecast (baseline) development, policy option screening and multi attribute implementation design, "baseline plus" micro-economic and macro-economic analysis, and transition to program implementation and alignment of priorities. Toolkit users apply these concepts and techniques in all economic sectors, including Energy Supply, Industry, Residential/Commercial/Institutional, Transportation and Land Use, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Waste Management, and Multi Sector approaches.

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CCS China Program, GEI, and Trainees in Lanzhou, Gansu Province

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CCS industrial expert Dr. David von Hippel reviews cement industry analysis in China during LCD training.

 

Read more on CCS China Program Page and China Program Timeline.