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.
As the Asia Clean Energy Forum kicks off next week, the Asian Development Bank and other multilateral development banks should do more to integrate climate change and clean energy considerations as a core part of their development assistance.
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 measuring, reporting and
verifying developing country actions. China provides a
rich set of examples of such policies due to its active
efforts to cut its growth in energy use and reducing its
dependence on fossil fuels. The paper therefore looks
at mitigation policies and measures in China across
a variety of sectors and at policies and measures that
employ both qualitative and quantitative measurement
The first meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate wrapped up here yesterday. The forum, convened by U.S. President Barack Obama, was attended by representatives of 17 major economies, the United Nations, and several developing countries.