South China Renewable Energy Implementation Project

CCS is currently collaborating with two China-based entities, the Global Environmental Institute (GEI), and the Guangzhou Institute for Energy Conversion of Chinese Academy of Science (GIEC), to cooperate on a project for South China Renewable Energy (RE) Implementation.  This work is built upon our previous US-China collaboration to develop the China Subnational Low Carbon Development Planning and Analysis Toolkit and related training and technical assistance activities conducted since 2009.

Initiated in 2016, the project is designed to develop new and enhanced tools to support expanded RE generation and use in the South China region. Technical teams from CCS and GIEC are formulating a set of enhanced analytic tools and procedures which will be developed and tested through a pilot project in Guangdong Province. The intended purpose of this new capacity is to support local projects at first, and to be expanded to regional-level policy and program needs in South China and beyond.

China Low Carbon Development (LCD) Planning Project - EcoPartnership

Since 2009, the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) has partnered with the Beijing-based Global Environmental Institute (GEI) to support China's advancement of climate change action. In 2011, the U.S. State Department and China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) formally recognized the CCS-GEI collaboration as an official EcoPartnership.

CCS and GEI work closely with government officials and experts at the NDRC, Chinese Academy of Sciences Chinese Academy of Governance (CAG) system, Guangdong Provincial Development and Reform Commission (DRC), and other institutions. 

Watch promotion video of EcoPartnership program. Also with Chinese subtitles.

At the June 2016 annual US-China EcoPartnership meeting in Beijing, CCS and GEI graduated from the program following five years of intensive collaboration on China’s subnational Low Carbon Development program. Key elements of the bilateral partnership included:

Training of over 1,000 additional civil servants through the Chinese Academies of Science; and transition to city and province Low Carbon Development plans in all regions of China.

 (*CCS-GEI EcoPartnership signing ceremony, Strategic and Economic Dialogue 2014, Beijing, China)

"The Center for Climate Strategies in the United States has been working very closely with the Global Environmental Institute in China in order to develop ideas for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And the Center has already worked with 36 states in the United States on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and it is transferring these best practices to Chinese provinces. It is doing so directly. In the next three years, the partnership will develop 30 low-carbon plans across China. And that is exactly how we are going to make the most progress in this fight." -US Secretary of State, John Kerry (EcoPartnership Signing Ceremony, Strategic and Economic Dialogue 2014, Beijing, China)


Related Links:

S. China Renewable Energy Implementation Project Page

China Low Carbon Development Planning Project Page

China Program News