Strategic and effective engagement
By Shin Wei Ng
On 22 February 2012, E3G, working with the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Wuhan Optic Valley United Property Rights Exchange (OVUPRE) and Wuhan Carbon Reduction Association (WCRA), organised a ‘Sino-Europe Carbon Emission Trading Roundtable’ in Wuhan. The Roundtable was aimed at facilitating exchanges of expert opinion and was targeted at policy makers and the designers of
By Shin Wei Ng
China has now officially adopted its 12th Five-Year Plan that will guide its social and economic development for the next five years. Although the environmental targets introduced so far seem reasonably ambitious, it still remains to be seen how they will be delivered pending the publication of detailed sectoral implementation plans and policy.
The twin sessions of China’s National
By Dr. Shin Wei Ng and Nick Mabey
*This paper has been updated since it was first released to reflect feedback we received.*
China will out-invest the EU over the next decade in critical clean energy infrastructure and technology, says a new report from E3G.
China’s next Five-Year-Plan aims to make their companies leaders in low carbon technologies by rapidly expanding domestic clean energy markets. This represents a huge
By Nick Mabey
The failed negotiations at Copenhagen last year followed by the collapse of legislation in the United States have taken the momentum out of global climate negotiations. As the world now looks for alternative leaders to take helm and raise ambition, Nick Mabey and Bernice Lee of Chatham House explain the role that the EU and China in leading global action on climate change.
In this article
By Aleyn Smith-Gillespie
Accelerating the innovation and diffusion of new technology is critical for achieving low carbon and climate resilient development. Europe and China both have a crucial role to play in meeting this global challenge and have been exploring opportunities for closer bilateral cooperation in areas such as carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Both parties have also been participating actively in
By Nick Mabey
The EU needs China to move rapidly towards a low carbon economy. Even with strong leadership at the highest level in China, this will not be easy, given the country’s scale, diversity and development needs.
The building of an effective UN climate change agreement is an important component of this process. But it is also crucial that the EU develops close bilateral ties with China. Such a
By Nannan Lundin and Shin Wei Ng
E3G’s work on EU-China cooperation continues to grow. Following the successful conceptualisation and demonstration of case studies of Low Carbon Zones, E3G, in cooperation with China International Investment Promotion Agency (CIIPA) conducted a feasibility study on Low Carbon Technology and Investment Demonstration Zones (LCTIDZs).
The concept of a Low Carbon Economy has recently gained
By Matthew Findlay
To prevent climate change from breaching dangerous tipping points, global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will need to peak before 2020 and fall rapidly thereafter.
Developed countries must take the lead by cutting their own emissions sharply and supporting the efforts of developing countries.
China has ambitious targets on energy efficiency and renewable energy but will remain dependent on
By Nannan Lundin, Matthew Findlay and Shin Wei Ng
The concept of Low Carbon Zones (LCZs) emerged from joint work by European and Chinese research institutes summarised in a report published in November 2007 entitled “Changing Climates: Interdependencies on Energy and Climate Security for China and Europe”. Chatham House and E3G then used the initial research findings and the results of extensive discussions in China to elaborate the LCZs
By Matthew Findlay and Felix Preston
Low Carbon Zones offer a potentially transformational process for reshaping the future of Chinese development. A range of Low Carbon Zones could demonstrate the feasibility and opportunity of low carbon development, reflecting the diversity of economic models across China.
The EU has a strategic interest in helping China to decarbonise; without a low carbon China, Europe cannot deliver