Low carbon Growth Links with China

MPs say that this is the ideal time for the UK to work together with China; both to prepare the ground for a future international agreement and to secure potential opportunities for British businesses in China's burgeoning markets for low ...

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Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Energy and Climate Change Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215047680

Category: Nature

Page: 136

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China is the fastest growing economy in the world and by 2030 could account for half of the world's CO2 emissions. It has recently set out ambitious plans to reduce the carbon intensity of its economy, boost green energy, draft a new climate law and introduce carbon trading. MPs say that this is the ideal time for the UK to work together with China; both to prepare the ground for a future international agreement and to secure potential opportunities for British businesses in China's burgeoning markets for low-carbon technologies (currently worth around £430 billion). The report warns, however, that the Government's work in China suffers from a lack of strategic direction. There are too many small projects, focused on too many different areas, rather than a coordinated effort to achieve key objectives tailored to appeal to Chinese priorities and which build on UK strengths. For policy, this means a focus on carbon pricing and accounting, where the UK has experience to offer. In the business area this mean identifying the potential markets and technologies in which the UK could have a comparative advantage. One area in which the UK could establish a comparative advantage with the right Government support is carbon, capture and storage (CCS) technology which could be a substantial export earner if the UK is able to develop CCS expertise early. The UK's ability to influence policy in China and to compete for business in low-carbon development depends on the reputation of the UK as a credible leader

Sustainable Low Carbon City Development in China

This book summarizes experiences from the World Bank s activities related to low-carbon urban development in China.

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Author: Axel Baeumler

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821389881

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 586

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This book summarizes experiences from the World Bank s activities related to low-carbon urban development in China. It highlights the need for low-carbon city development and presents details on specific sector-level experiences and lessons, a framework for action, and financing opportunities.

The Stationery Office Annual Catalogue 2012

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Author: U K Stationery Office

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: 0115020748

Category: Reference

Page: 519

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The Stationery Office annual catalogue 2012 provides a comprehensive source of bibliographic information on over 4200 Parliamentary, statutory and official publications - from the UK Parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly, and many government departments and agencies - which were issued in the year.

The Economics of Climate Change in China

This ground-breaking economic study, led by the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Chinese Economists 50 Forum, brings together leading international thinkers in economics, climate change, and development, to tackle some of the most ...

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Author: Fan Gang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134073665

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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China faces many modernization challenges, but perhaps none is more pressing than that posed by climate change. China must find a new economic growth model that is simultaneously environmentally sustainable, can free it from its dependency on fossil fuels, and lift living standards for the majority of its population. But what does such a model look like? And how can China best make the transition from its present macro-economic structure to a low-carbon future? This ground-breaking economic study, led by the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Chinese Economists 50 Forum, brings together leading international thinkers in economics, climate change, and development, to tackle some of the most challenging issues relating to China's low-carbon development. This study maps out a deep carbon reduction scenario and analyzes economic policies that shift carbon use, and shows how China can take strong and decisive action to make deep reductions in carbon emission over the next forty years while maintaining high economic growth and minimizing adverse effects of a low-carbon transition. Moreover, these reductions can be achieved within the finite global carbon budget for greenhouse gas emissions, as determined by the hard constraints of climate science. The authors make the compelling case that a transition to a low-carbon economy is an essential part of China's development and modernization. Such a transformation would also present opportunities for China to improve its energy security and move its economy higher up the international value chain. They argue that even in these difficult economic times, climate change action may present more opportunities than costs. Such a transformation, for China and the rest of the world, will not be easy. But it is possible, necessary and worthwhile to pursue.

Annual Review of Low carbon Development in China

The energy consumption in China's transport sector continues to grow, but the
growth rate has been slowing down since 2004 and the trend ... While
urbanization and urban modernization are advancing, to advocate low-carbon
and energy-saving mode of 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 ... The growth rate is link
relative ratio.

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Author: Ye Qi

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814374194

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 756

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In the midst of global economic development, the world is rapidly running out of resources. It is imperative that the level of carbon emissions be addressed by countries globally. This is especially so in China, where industrialization, city development and progressive agriculture have developed substantially. This comprehensive and integrated annual review volume sets the precedent in addressing this issue by being the pioneering volume on China''s low-carbon development efforts, based on research efforts conducted by the Climate Policy Initiative at Tsinghua OCo an independent, experienced and professional research group.Several key questions on the results of China''s 11th Five-Year plan are explored by reviewing China''s performance against targets, while key policies and institutions that were designed and implemented are described. With a focus on the effectiveness of low-carbon development policies in China during the period of 2005OCo2008 and a look at detailed key indicators of low-carbon development such as energy consumption, CO 2 emission and low-carbon technologies, the Annual Review of Low-carbon Development in China offers some insights and questions to consider as China works to meet the future through 2020."

Challenges to Emerging and Established Powers Brazil the United Kingdom and Global Order

China appears to be the most open to EU influence, and this is of course limited
to joint projects. When it comes ... 12. 52. Energy and Climate Change Committee
, House of Commons, “Low-Carbon Growth Links with China” (17 July 2012), p.

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Author: Marco Vieira

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317269946

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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This edited volume explores the analytical possibilities of contrasting Brazil and the United Kingdom as examples of emerging and established powers, respectively. It is organised around several themes focusing on the roles of Brazil and the United Kingdom in the management of global economic governance, international development, international security, the politics of regional integration, global climate change governance, and the political leveraging of sports mega-events. Each chapter explores Brazil’s and/or the UK’s particular foreign policies and their resulting impact on these key areas of global governance and politics. The conceptual focus is on these states’ motivations as either status-seekers (Brazil) or status-maintainers (UK) in the context of a fast moving international landscape. The chapters in this book directly or indirectly indicate that these states wish to draw attention to their aspiring or established positions as key global players through either visible foreign policy action and/or symbolic rhetoric. This book was originally published as a special issue of Global Society.

China s New Sources of Economic Growth Vol 1

China’s change to a new model of growth, now called the ‘new normal’, was always going to be hard. Events over the past year show how hard it is.

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Author: Ligang Song

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 9781760460358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 517

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China’s change to a new model of growth, now called the ‘new normal’, was always going to be hard. Events over the past year show how hard it is. The attempts to moderate the extremes of high investment and low consumption, the correction of overcapacity in the heavy industries that were the mainstays of the old model of growth, the hauling in of the immense debt hangover from the fiscal and monetary expansion that pulled China out of the Great Crash of 2008 would all have been hard at any time. They are harder when changes in economic policy and structure coincide with stagnation in global trade and rising protectionist sentiment in developed countries, extraordinarily rapid demographic change and recognition of the urgency of easing the environmental damage from the old model. China’s economy has slowed and there are worries that the authorities will not be able to contain the slowdown within preferred limits. This year’s Update explores the challenge of the slowdown in growth and the change in economic structure. Leading experts on China’s economy and environment review change within China’s new model of growth, and its interaction with ageing, environmental pressure, new patterns of urbanisation, and debt problems at different levels of government. It illuminates some new developments in China’s economy, including the transformational potential of internet banking, and the dynamics of financial market instability. China’s economic development since 1978 is full of exciting change, and this year’s China Update is again the way to know it as it is happening.

China s Resources Energy and Sustainable Development 2020

This book explores sustainable development from the perspective of resources and energy, based on China’s practical experience and cross-disciplinary research.

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Author: Tsinghua-Rio Tinto Joint Research Centre

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813361003

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 279

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This book explores sustainable development from the perspective of resources and energy, based on China’s practical experience and cross-disciplinary research. It focuses on major challenges, key solutions and policy recommendations, and studies and explores seven important themes of resources, energy and sustainable development, including: 1) China’s low-carbon energy transition, 2) China’s urbanization and low-carbon development, 3) China’s low-carbon action in cities, 4) China’s low-carbon power transition, 5) China’s water resources management, 6) electric vehicle development and key metal resources and 7) China’s low-carbon development of the iron & steel industry. This book contributes to a more integrated understanding of many themes and their relationships in the area of resources, energy and sustainable development and guides the related policy and management.

Energy and Environmental Policy in China

This pioneering book provides a comprehensive, rigorous and in-depth analysis of China's energy and environmental policy for the transition towards a low-carbon economy.

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Author: ZhongXiang Zhang

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857938169

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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This pioneering book provides a comprehensive, rigorous and in-depth analysis of China's energy and environmental policy for the transition towards a low-carbon economy. This unique book focuses on concrete, constructive and realistic solutions to China's unprecedented environmental pollution and rising greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels and energy security as a result of steeply rising oil imports. It provides an up-to-date factual analysis of China's efforts and commitments to improve energy efficiency, to cut pollutants and to increase the use of renewable energy to create a low-carbon economy. The author explores many of the policies and measures that China has put in place to save energy and reduce emissions, as well as examines new policies and measures in order for China to be successful. Energy and Environmental Policy in China will prove to be of great value to practitioners and policymakers, as well as to academies and students in the areas of economics, environmental studies, Asian studies, regional and urban studies, law, political science and sociology.

Low Carbon High Growth

The gov - ernment projects that meeting this target would reduce China ' s GHG
emissions 10 percent below business as ... Although the “ Kaya decomposition ”
is not based on an estimated model of causal links between the relevant
variables , it can be useful government approved a progressive policy on climate
change that puts the country on a low - carbon economic development path (
Long Term ...

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Author: Augusto de la Torre

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: UCSD:31822037262110

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 78

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There is an increasing consensus in the scientific community that climate change is a real and present threat. Despite the large uncertainty on the timing, magnitude and even the direction of some of the physical and economic effects of this phenomenon, it is widely accepted that these effects will be regionally differentiated and that developing countries and lower income populations will tend to suffer the most. In this context, it is critical that Latin American and Caribbean countries develop their own strategies for adapting to the various impacts of climate change and for contributing to global efforts aimed at mitigation. 'Low Carbon, High Growth' contributes to these efforts by addressing a number of questions related to the causes and consequences of climate change in Latin America. What are the likely impacts of climate change in the region? Which countries and regions will be most affected? What can governments do to tackle the challenges associated with adapting to climate change? What role can Latin America and the Caribbean play in the area of climate change mitigation? How can the international community best help the region respond? While the study does not attempt to provide definitive answers to these questions, its goal is to contribute new information and analysis to help inform the public policy debate on this important issue.

Low carbon Development

In the case of the LCR , this decomposition reveals that the region's small
increase in emissions per unit of GDP , in comparison with other ... contrasts with
reductions of 24 percent at the global level , 30 percent in industrialized countries
, and 46 percent in China and India . ... Although the “ Kaya decomposition ” is
not based on an estimated model of causal links between the relevant variables ,
it can be ...

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Author: Augusto de la Torre

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: UCSD:31822037486602

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Governments and civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean should be well informed about the potential costs and benefits of combating climate change, their policy options over the next decades, and the global context for these policy decisions. At the same time, the global community needs to be better informed about the unique perspective of the Latin American and Caribbean region: problems the region will face, its potential contributions toward combating global warming, and how to maximize this potential while continuing to maintain growth and reduce poverty. This book, a companion vo.

China Development Review

Low - carbon industrialization is an inevitable road , which requires that the
process of industrialization should ... fields and on the relevant links , promote the
formation and development of industrial clusters , accelerate the development of
 ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89106914310

Category: China

Page:

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Low Carbon Pathways for Growth in India

This book explores ways in which India can negotiate the low carbon path up until 2030, when it is expected to be the largest economy after the US and China.

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Author: Rajat Kathuria

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811309052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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This book explores ways in which India can negotiate the low carbon path up until 2030, when it is expected to be the largest economy after the US and China. It comprehensively reviews the low climate pathways for India and provides a guide to the pathways that the country can adopt. India’s population, energy demands and emissions will increase significantly, and the challenge is to restrict its CO2 emissions and walk the low carbon path. Through its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), India has pledged to reduce its emissions significantly. Addressing the question of which low carbon paths India can adhere to without compromising its growth, the book identifies the key factors that feed into existing models of climate change and discusses the cost of action versus inaction. It also examines key issues concerning India’s environment through the lens of the transport, industry and water sectors. The book concludes by looking at policy implications for low carbon growth in India.

New Scientist

China to peak early DNA sample reveals family origins A THINK tank with links to
the Chinese government has predicted ... economic growth will mean that
emissions cannot decline before 2050 . If China adopts an " enhanced low
carbon scenario ” with very stringent policies , emissions could peak in 2030 and
fall to 1 .

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015085195561

Category: Science

Page:

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Panchsheel and the Future

Perspectives on India-China Relations C. V. Ranganathan. 1 . Expansion of
energy supply and consumption in both countries is critical to the continuation of
economic growth and development . . While low carbon intensity energy options
can ...

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Author: C. V. Ranganathan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061251982

Category: China

Page: 391

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Panchsheel Agreement Between India And China, This Volume Seeks To Review Aspects Of The Historical And Cultural Relations Between India And China, And To Build On The Legacy Of Panchsheel To Chart Areas Of Future Sino-Indian Cooperation In Economic Relations, In Environmental Management, And In Other Areas Of Mutual Concern. Divided Into Three Main Sections, On The Cultural-Historical Legacy, The Political Relevance Of Panchsheel, And The Potentialities For Cooperation In Development, The Book Contains Contributions From Eminent Indian Scholars, Civil Servants And Public Institute Of International Studies, Beijing.

Working Papers

... for baseline emission paths to vary across models because of differences in
the technical specification of the link between ... Despite slowing population and
growth , World CO2 emissions growth in CRTM and MR is significantly faster in
the ... growth slows significantly in the OECD in the second half of the next
century while it picks up sharply in China , the ... in the absence of measures to
curb CO2 emissions or the availability of relatively cheap carbon - free backstop
technologies .

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924063070647

Category: Economic development

Page:

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Low carbon Consumption in China

This book explores China's low-carbon consumption in the context of residential behaviour, corporate practices and policy Implication.

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Author: Zhaohua Wang

Publisher:

ISBN: 9811527946

Category: Energy conservation

Page: 327

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This book explores China's low-carbon consumption in the context of residential behaviour, corporate practices and policy Implication. It first calculates the carbon and ecological footprints of residential consumption, including both direct and indirect emissions, before discussing Chinese residential behavioural aspects and determinants of electricity saving, low-carbon transportation, low-carbon product purchasing, and e-waste recycling. The authors then investigate the relationship between industrial growth and carbon emissions, using the example of the iron and steel industry to examine the motivation for energy intensive industries to reduce carbon emissions. They also consider energy efficiency and inter-company collaboration on carbon emission reduction. Lastly, the book describes the major low-carbon policies in China and their impact, economic cost and public acceptance.

The Atlas of Climate Change

Emerging carbon dioxide ( CO2 ) emissions . economies such as India and
China , Countries with a low carbon intensity with carbon ... carbon dioxide times
that of the UK , need to find ways into the atmosphere when compared of
breaking the current link between with their economic output . Their high
emissions and economic growth . economies are considered to be China is
currently being pressed to ...

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Author: Kirstin Dow

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073962766

Category: History

Page: 112

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Illustrates the causes and consequences of climate change on populations around the world, the progress made on fulfilling commitments regarding the issue, and local efforts needed to reverse some of the long-term effects.

China s Climate Policy

"This book, unlike other researches which explain China's climate policy from pure economics or politics/foreign policy perspectives, provides a panoramic view over China's climate-related regulations, laws and policies as well as various ...

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Author: Gang Chen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415593137

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 121

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To understand China's climate change policy is not easy, as the country itself is a paradox actor in global climate political economy: it used to take very suspicious stand on the scientific certainty of climate change, but recently it has become a signatory and firm supporter of the Kyoto Protocol; it stubbornly refuses to accept any emission cutting obligations, but has gradually taken the lead in developing renewable energies and carbon trading business; it accuses western countries of their hypocrisy and irresponsibility, but ironically maintains close cooperation with them on low-carbon projects; it fears climate mitigation commitments may hamper the economic growth, but meanwhile spends most lavishly on the research and development of clean energy and other green technologies. This book, unlike other researches which explain China's climate policy from pure economics or politics/foreign policy perspectives, provides a panoramic view over China's climate-related regulations, laws and policies as well as various government and non-government actors involved in the climate politics. Through analyzing the political and socioeconomic factors that influence the world's largest carbon emitter's participation into the global collective actions against climate change, the book argues that as a vast continental state with a mix of authoritarian politics and a quasi-liberalised market economy, China's climate policy process is fragmented and self-defensive, seemingly having little room for significant compromises or changes; yet in response to the mounting international pressures and energy security concerns and attracted by lucrative carbon businesses and clean energy market, the regime shows some sort of better-than-expected flexibility and shrewdness in coping with the newly-emerged challenges. Its future climate actions, whether effective or not, are vital not only for the success of the global mitigation effort, but for China's own economic restructure and sustainable development. The book is a unique research monograph on the evolving domestic and foreign policies taken by the Chinese government to tackle climate change challenges. It concludes that instead of being motivated by concern about its vulnerability to climate change, Chinese climate-related policies have been mainly driven by its intensive attention to energy security, business opportunities lying in emerging green industries and image consideration in the global climate politics.