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Guide to Chinese Climate Policy by the Center on Global Energy Policy

Published on: July 20, 2018

Original title: Guide to Chinese Climate Policy by the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Links: Source document (in Chinese) (link).


Note: the full text report can be downloaded for free on the website of the Center on Global Energy Policy (link).

The report provides an overview of Chinese statistics on climate change emissions and the policies for renewable energy, energy efficiency, electricity market reform, etc. The report is designed as a 'living document', meaning it will be updated as new relevant policies or statistics are published.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

PART I - BACKGROUND
1. CHINESE EMISSIONS OF HEAT-TRAPPING GASES
A. Carbon Dioxide
B. Other Gases
C. Uncertainties
D. Chinese Emissions and the Carbon Budget
2. IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN CHINA
A. China’s Vulnerability to Climate Change
B. Recent Extreme Weather Events
3. SHORT HISTORY OF CHINESE CLIMATE POLICY

PART II - DOMESTIC POLICIES
4. CLIMATE GOALS
5. URBAN AIR POLLUTION
6. EMISSIONS TRADING
7. ENERGY EFFICIENCY
8. COAL
9. RENEWABLE POWER

A. Hydropower
B. Wind Power
C. Solar Power
10. NUCLEAR POWER
11. NATURAL GAS
12. SYNTHETIC NATURAL GAS 

13. VEHICLES
A. Chinese Vehicle Stock
B. Fuel Efficiency
C. New Energy Vehicles
14. HFC’S
15. LOW-CARBON CITIES
16. GREEN FINANCE
17. FORESTRY
18. ADAPTATION

PART III - FOREIGN POLICIES
19. UNFCCC
20. OVERSEAS FINANCING

A. Belt and Road Initiative
B. Institutions
C. Coal-Fired Power Plants

CONCLUSION 

APPENDIX A – GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE

APPENDIX B -- KEY PLAYERS

Downloaded the full report here: link.

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