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China’s challenge is to balance growing environmental concerns with intense demand for continued economic growth. CPI’s work in China supports its transition to a low-carbon energy system.

 

Our Focus

In China, CPI has focused to date on economy-wide surveys of policy related to climate change. Current areas of focus include how fossil fuel and clean energy investments are financed, as well as the potential stranding of coal and oil assets and ways to accelerate the transition to low-carbon energy.

What's New in China

PUBLICATION

Slowing the Growth of Coal Power Outside China: The Role of Chinese Finance

November 25, 2015

In recent years, China has grown into a major provider of coal power finance in overseas markets, replacing financing by...

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PUBLICATION

Moving to a Low-Carbon Economy

October 8, 2014

With the right policies, the transition to a low-carbon energy system consistent with avoiding the most damaging effects of climate change could free up trillions of dollars over the next 20 years to invest in better economic growth.

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The Policy Climate

April 15, 2013

In The Policy Climate, we offer an overview of policy issues relevant to climate change across the world. We find that the implementation of policy relevant to climate change, and its impact, accelerated markedly over the last decade, despite the slow pace of international climate negotiations.

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Buildings Energy Efficiency in China, Germany, and the United States

April 9, 2013

This report compares energy efficiency policy in buildings in China, Germany, and the United States, providing the context for, and describing, policies in these three countries in order to lay the groundwork for future review of policy effectiveness.

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Tracking Emissions and Mitigation Actions: Learning from MRV Systems in China, Germany, Italy, and the United States

November 27, 2012

CPI has engaged in an effort to characterize, evaluate, and draw insights from existing domestic MRV systems for emissions and mitigation actions in four of the major emitters – China, Germany, Italy, and the United States.

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Annual Review of Low-Carbon Development in China (2011-2012)

November 1, 2011

This review explores China’s low-carbon development efforts under the 11th FYP period. What drove the decline in energy intensity? How did government actions contribute to this decline? What are the implications of China’s experience for the 12th FYP?

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Review of Low-Carbon Development in China 2010

February 1, 2011

China's 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010) set a target to reduce energy intensity by 20% from 2005 levels. Climate Policy Initiative's "Review of Low-Carbon Development in China 2010" discusses China's energy performance in key sectors, describes the policies and instruments implemented to meet this target, and provides initial insights that may be valuable as China enters its 12th FYP period.

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