CCS and GEI to Share Progress and Plans on U.S.-China Subnational Low Carbon Development Planning at UNFCCC COP19 Side Event

CCS and GEI to Share Progress and Plans on U.S.-China Subnational Low Carbon Development Planning at UNFCCC COP19 Side Event

The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) and its Chinese partner NGO, the Beijing-based Global Environmental Institute (GEI), will hold an official joint side event during the UNFCCC COP19 international climate negotiations in Warsaw, Poland next Tuesday, November 19. The event will showcase CCS and GEI’s cooperative development and deployment of a rigorous, comprehensive Chinese Low Carbon Development Planning toolkit, the Chongqing Pilot of this new LCD system, and facilitation of U.S.-China dialogue and cooperation on integrated subnational climate, energy, and economy planning and action.

Entitled “Achievement & Experience Sharing: China-U.S. EcoPartnership for Subnational Low Carbon Development Planning,” the event will take place on Tuesday from 4:45 to 6:15pm in Room Gdansk at the National Stadium in Warsaw. Professor Wang Yi, Deputy Director-General of CCS and GEI’s Chinese technical partner, the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Planning and Management (CAS IPM), will share the progress CCS, GEI, and CAS IPM have made in developing and piloting their toolkit through low carbon development planning and analysis for the provincial-level southwestern Chinese metropolis of Chongqing. He will introduce the bottom-up GHG emissions inventory and forecast and microeconomic cost-effectiveness analysis part of this system as the Policy Package of China (PAC) and the top-down macroeconomic impact analysis model part as the Policy Insight of China (PIC). He along with GEI and CCS will outline future plans for provincial an d city level use of this system in China.

CCS President and CEO Tom Peterson will present how this capacity building and tool and technique adaptation experience was developed can be adapted to subnational use and scaled up globally. California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) Secretary Matt Rodriguez and Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Climate Change Department Deputy Director-General Li Gao will also share their respective domestic and cooperative actions on low carbon development.

Related Document (114 KB): CCS-GEI UNFCCC COP19 U.S.-China Subnational Low Carbon Development Side Event Flyer