Climate Mitigation Policy in China
Year: 2015 Past Project
China is the world’s largest energy consumer and carbon emitter, and its energy use and carbon emissions continue to rise rapidly as it approaches the status of being the world’s largest economy. Given this, there is an increasing interest in what policies and measures China has put in place to save energy, limit emissions, how effective these policies and measures are, to what extent China can go beyond its current efforts, and what new policies and measures are needed to be enacted to get there, just to mention a few.
Balancing China’s energy needs to fuel its economic growth against the resulting potential impacts of climate change presents an enormous dilemma, not simply for China but for the entire world. This dynamic is why the role of China is an issue of continual concern at international climate change negotiations.
Against this background, Climate Policy Journal produced a supplement focused on exploring China’s vision of low-carbon green growth strategy and explore concrete, constructive and realistic solutions in order for China to be successful in making such a transition.
The supplement included the following seven main papers:
- China’s low-carbon green growth strategy
- Economic analysis of meeting the energy and emissions goals
- China pilot carbon trading scheme and environmental/carbon taxes
- Low-carbon city development in China
- Energy conservation and carbon mitigation in key energy-consuming industries
- The peak and national cap on China’s coal consumption.
The Special Supplement of the Climate Policy Journal is published by Taylor and Francis Group in partnership with Climate Strategies. The Climate Policy journal thanks the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), an organisation striving to achieve large scale sustainable impact in less developed countries. With their support the Special Supplement is made permanently freely available online here.