CCS hosts Chinese Academy of Governance Study Tour to Support China Low Carbon Development Capacity Building

CCS hosts Chinese Academy of Governance Study Tour to Support China Low Carbon Development Capacity Building

In May 2012, CCS with its Chinese partner NGO, the Global Environmental Institute (GEI), hosted a delegation of senior administrators and professors from the Chinese Academy of Governance (CAG) and its subnational affiliates to meet with U.S. national and subnational officials and experts to learn how climate, energy, and economic planning, analysis, and implementation is conducted and taught in the US to inform their development of a curriculum on low carbon development planning for Chinese government, institute, and enterprise managers. During their two weeks in the U.S., the group of a dozen from China met with CCS' team of leading sector-based experts who have helped more than 20 U.S. states develop comprehensive climate, energy, and economic action plans, as well as our partners at Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, U.S. Senate Energy Committee, U.S. Department of Energy and Department of State, Maryland Department of the Environment, University of Southern California, and Southern California Association of Governments. CCS and GEI are supporting the team from the CAG system to develop a curriculum and textbook to be used in training Chinese civil servants at all levels in low carbon development planning, analysis, and implementation. This capacity building platform supports CCS and GEI's work with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute of Policy and Management (IPM) and CAS Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion (GIEC) in developing and applying a Chinese system for provincial-level low carbon development planning.