China Environment

Putting the Brakes on Carbon: China After Paris

Over the past few years the Chinese government has been accelerating its efforts to cut the country’s CO2 emissions with coal consumption caps, electricity sector reforms, and expanded monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems for

Bottom-up Innovation and Partnerships to Address Climate & Pollution in Chinese Cities

At the recent COP21 in Paris, 1,000 cities submitted commitments to address climate change, including many Chinese cities that pledged to accelerate the adoption of greenhouse gas reduction goals to be achieved by 2020, instead of the national goal of 2030. Cities will need concrete tools to measure their progress toward these climate goals and to address urban pollution and sprawl challenges.

Land of Many Palaces--Film Screening for the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

The China Environment Forum is once again hosting a China-focused film as part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. This year we are excited to screen a film about Ordos, China's largest "ghost city" which has become the testing ground for an unprecedented plan, designed by the central government, to relocate 250 million farmers to new urban districts all across China, over 15 years. Ordos is one of the first cities to be built to house relocated farmers.

Costs and Benefits of Shore Power at the Port of Shenzhen

Seven of the world’s 10 largest and busiest container ports are located in China. These booming ports serve as the engines of China’s economic growth.

Putting China’s Water Pollution Action Plan into Action

While air pollution is serious in China, worsening water quality of lakes, rivers, and groundwater is perhaps a larger challenge. In April 2015, China’s State Council issued the Water Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan—a comprehensive water policy with strict targets that aims to break down silos between government agencies to reduce water pollution, particularly from industries. 
 

Currently Seeking - Resource Efficiency Specialist - China Water Program, World Bank

International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, pursues its dual missions of reducing poverty and increasing shared prosperity by promoting private sector development through investment and advisory services. IFC looking to recruit an experienced operations officer to help implement various E&RE programs, including the China Water Program. 

Impact of China’s Cap and Trade Announcement

What are the implications of China’s “Cap and Trade” program announcement? Will it position China as a leader in addressing threats posed by climate change? And what impact will it have on the global debate about how we should respond to a warming planet? That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

 

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The Xi-Obama Meeting: Outcomes and Expectations

The meeting between President Xi and President Obama has come and gone leaving in its wake opinions on outcomes and expectations. Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly helps us sort through the details and also provides thoughts on how China views the TPP agreement. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

 

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Lessons Learned from China's ETA Pilot Programs, says CEF Director Jennifer Turner in Xinhua News

In September, President Xi Jinping told the UN Sustainable Development Summit that China wants discussion on establishing a global energy network to meet the global power demand with clean and green alternatives. China is promoting green, low-carbon, climate resilient and sustainable development through institutional innovation, policy and action.The government will also encourage banks and enterprises to issue more green bonds, to establish green development funds that support environmental management and protection.

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