China's Climate Change Policies

China's Climate Change Policies

China's Climate Change Policies

China's Climate Change Policies


China is becoming a rising star in global economical and political affairs. Both internationally and within China itself, people have great expectations of its future role. This book aims to clarify many aspects of China's key position in the climate change situation and policy debates. However, limited by its development stage, natural resource endowment, and other unbalanced developing issues, China is still a developing country. This book shows the reader the real China, which can provide more comprehensive solutions for future global climate regimes.

This book includes research into China's twelfth Five-Year-Plan; low-carbon city pilot schemes; policies and pathways for China's nationally appropriate mitigation actions; China's forestry management; China's NGOs and climate change; the low-carbon 2010 Expo in Shanghai; carbon budget proposals; China's green economy and green jobs; China's reaction to carbon tariffs; China's actions in approaching adaptation; China's cumulative carbon emissions, and more. China's Climate Change Policies brings together experienced experts with in-depth understanding of the scientific assessment of climate change and relevant social and economic policies, and senior experts who have participated directly in international climate negotiations. This will help the reader to better understand the 2011 Durban climate change conference, as well as China's long-term strategy in response to climate change.


At the start of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan on national social and economic is both a solemn commitment to Chinese society and a focus of the international community; it is also an inevitable choice for adjusting the economic structure, converting the national growth mode, and constructing a resource-saving and environment-friendly society. In this chapter, the achievement and approaches of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan are assessed.

Energy conservation, emissions reduction goals, and other major
policy measures

According to section 1, chapter 22 of Building a Resource-Saving and EnvironmentFriendly Society, the Sixth Part of the Eleventh Five-Year plan, the overall objective for energy conservation was to consolidate the policy for energy conservation and efficient resource utilization, and to devote greater efforts to energy conservation. As for specific quantitative indicators, the plan put forward for the first time a binding target: a 20 percent drop in energy consumption per unit of GDP by 2010, in comparison with 2005. The plan stressed that energy conservation should be pushed ahead by means of structural adjustment, technological progress, and strengthening management, focusing on high energy-consuming . . .

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