This paper is a comprehensive, balanced assessment of China’s efforts to reduce emissions and act on climate change since 2011. It identifies key actions to watch for in 2016 as the country unveils its next five-year plan (FYP).
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Cornerstone for GHG Accounting: Experience and Recommendations for Corporate Level Data Quality Management in Chinaby , , , and -
Corporate data quality management is a vital component of a reliable GHG accounting system. This report is intended to assist corporate GHG reporters and government authorities in the process of establishing a GHG data quality management system.
There are three phases in developing,...
An Analysis of Emission Factors for Purchased Electricity in Chinaby , , and -
This working paper identifies common errors when accounting for greenhouse gas emissions from purchased electricity in China. It provides solutions and recommendations for policy makers and corporate users.
A Guangdong Strategy Studyby , , , , and -
"Energy and GHG reporting scheme for enterprises" refers to a series of policies, regulations, and measures of data collection and calculation related to energy consumption and GHG emissions that aim to support government decision-making on energy management and low-carbon development...
In this testimony, Senior Associate Sarah Forbes describes the state of China’s shale gas industry; governmental policies that will drive its future development in China; the implications of U.S.-China business-to-business partnerships and government-to-government cooperation; and how shale...
The Transformation of China's Energy System...by -
In this testimony, Senior Advisor Deborah Seligsohn discusses China's energy systems, future energy plans, and the business opportunities these create for other countries....
Practical Lessons from China-based Suppliers in Achieving Environmental Performanceby , , and -
This working paper highlights examples of five companies operating
in China and illustrates the approaches they have adopted to address
environmental problems. The paper focuses on water pollution within China’s challenging business landscape.
Lessons from Chinaby , , , , , , and -
This report examines how low-carbon technologies have been introduced, adapted, deployed, and diffused in three greenhouse gas-intensive sectors in China: supercritical/ultrasupercritical (SC/USC) coal-fired power generation technology; onshore wind energy technology; and blast furnace top gas...
Toward an Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulatory Frameworkby , , , and -
This brief frames how carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) might be regulated within the
Chinese environmental policy context, with an emphasis on
ensuring protection of people and the environment.
Taking the Pulse of Asia’s Financial Communityby and -
This working paper frames the key challenges to analyzing the financial impacts of emerging environmental trends in South and Southeast Asia.
Measuring, Monitoring, and Reporting Energy and Climate Databy -
Clean Technology Research, Development and Innovation in Chinaby and -
This working paper examines efforts made by China---the world’s largest gross emitter of greenhouse gases---to create an enabling environment for R&D and innovation in the field of clean technology.
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This report discusses the successes and challenges to effective regulation in China. It also addresses U.S. competitiveness concerns in relation to the introduction of U.S. cap-and-trade policies, and specific opportunities for enhanced climate change cooperation between the two countries.
Measurement, Reporting and Verificationby , and -
This paper seeks to facilitate progress on the provisions in the BAP by examining how Chinese climate change policy and the implementation of these policies is monitored at the domestic level and may offer insights to the international community as they consider an international structure for...
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China’s energy efficiency industry is emerging as a high growth sector with the country projected to spend as much as Rmb2.1 trillion (USD300 billion) over the next five years on products and services that cut energy use. The key drivers of this development are the Chinese government's...