CCS China Low Carbon Development Program Reaches Major Milestone

CCS China Low Carbon Development Program Reaches Major Milestone

CCS is excited to share the achievement of a major milestone in its US-China EcoPartnership! On March 31, 2014 the Chongqing Municipal Development and Reform Commission (DRC) certified its use of the results of the Chongqing Low Carbon Development (LCD) Planning and Analysis Pilot and Version 1.0 of the Chinese LCD Planning and Analysis Toolkit jointly developed by CCS and its Chinese partners, and also received strong support from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in the beginning of April. The Pilot and Toolkit address current and future goals of China’s Five Year Plans, including energy and carbon intensity reductions and economic growth. The next step of this multi-year collaboration involves CCS assistance to its Chinese partners with training and startup of LCD plans in 30 provinces and cities over the next three years. This new capacity building and implementation phase was launched in the end of March, through the Tianjin Academy of Governance, with NDRC and Tianjin DRC support. In the above photo, Scott Williamson of CCS provides peer instruction on techniques for transportation policy option design and quantification to members of the Guangdong Low Carbon and Sustainable Development Institute at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China.

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Phase 2 of CCS and GEI's China Low Carbon Development Planning and Analysis program and new educational facility for training of provinces and cities is launched at the Tianjin Academy of Governance with NDRC, officials from several provinces and cities, CCS, and GEI in attendance.

 

 

 

Since 2010, CCS and our Chinese partners, including the Global Environmental Institute (GEI), have been collaborating to build climate action planning and analysis capacities in China. Through this program, CCS, GEI, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Policy and Management (CAS IPM) built the Chinese LCD Planning and Analysis Toolkit and training program for scale up to provinces and cities in coming years. Accomplishments of the CCS-GEI EcoPartnership thus far include: 

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On the left, Professor Wang Chonggao, Deputy Director of  Academic Affairs at the Tianjin Academy of Governance, previews plans for the new LCD training facility and use of the LCD Toolkit for climate change and other public policy development.

 

 

 

 

The next stages of the partnership include:

For more information about CCS and GEI’s recent EcoPartnership activities in China, please visit the China program page on the CCS website.