Chinese Research Perspectives on the Environment, Special Volume

Annual Review of Low-Carbon Development in China (2011-12)

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Editor: Ye QI
A special volume in the Chinese Research Perspectives on the Environment series, this English-language volume is an edited collection of articles from the Chinese-language volume of The Annual Review of Low-Carbon Development in China (2011-2012). This is a pioneering volume on China's low-carbon development efforts, challenges, plans, trends, and policy recommendations, all based on research conducted by the Climate Policy Initiative at Tsinghua University, China. In this work, key results in China's 11th Five-Year Plan are explored by reviewing China's performance against targets, while the implementation of key policies and institutions are described with a focus on the effectiveness of low-carbon development policies in China during the period of 2005-2010. In addition, focus is placed on key indicators of low-carbon development such as energy consumption, CO2 emission, and low-carbon technologies. It discusses issues ranging from the low-carbon transformation of China’s economy to innovative low-carbon technologies, from low-carbon financing and incentive policies to changes in the business sector and consumer behaviors. The compilation offers not only insights on facts, but also introduces discussion on some of the more controversial issues China faces as it works to meet climate and energy challenges up through 2020.
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Biographical Note

QI Ye (齐晔), Ph.D. (1994) in Environmental Science, State University of New York and Syracuse University, is Cheung Kong Professor of Environmental Policy at Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management, and Director of the Climate Policy Institute at Tsinghua. He publishes extensively on climate change and environmental policy in China.

International Advisors: Steven A. Leibo Russell Sage College and Li Yang Prop Roots Program

1. CHINA'S TRANSITION TOWARD A LOW-CARBON ECONOMY DURING THE 11TH FYP PERIOD

1.1 THE 11TH FYP PERIOD: CHINA'S TRANSITION TOWARD LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT
1.2 ANALYSIS OF CHINA’S LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT DURING THE 11TH FYP PERIOD
1.3 CHARACTERISTICS OF CHINA’S LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT DURING THE 11TH FYP PERIOD
1.4 ACHIEVEMENTS AND CHALLENGES OF CHINA’S LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT

2. DEVELOPMENT OF LOW-CARBON TECHNOLOGIES DURING THE 11TH FYP
2.1 PROGRESS MADE IN APPLICATIONS OF LOW-CARBON TECHNOLOGIES
2.2 CHARACTERISTICS OF LOW-CARBON TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT DURING THE 11TH FYP
2.3 SUMMARY
APPENDIX 2-1

3. ADJUSTMENT OF THE ECONOMIC STRUCTURE
3.1 GDP STRUCTURE
3.2 SCALE OF PRODUCTION AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
3.3 INDUSTRY REALLOCATION LED TO THE CHANGES OF REGIONAL STRUCTURE
APPENDIX 3-1 CALCULATION METHOD OF STRUCTURAL ENERGY-SAVING

4. LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT POLICY
4.1 LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT POLICY FRAMEWORK IN THE 11TH FYP
4.2 POLICY REVIEW
4.3 POLICY FEATURES OF 11TH FYP

5. INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATION OF LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT
5.1 PRESSURE TO SAVE ENERGY AND REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS CALLS FOR INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATION
5.2 INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATION IN LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT IN THE 11TH FYP
5.3 CHARACTERISTICS AND INFLUENCE OF LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTION IN THE 11TH FYP

6. LOW-CARBON INVESTMENT AND FINANCING
6.1 LOW-CARBON INVESTMENT
6.2 LOW-CARBON FINANCING

7. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT
7.1 LOCAL GOVERNMENT’S LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT BEHAVIOR DURING 11TH FYP
7.2 PROMOTION AND LIMITATION FACTORS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT’S LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT
7.3 BRIEF REMARKS ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT’S LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT BEHAVIOR DURING THE 11TH FYP

8. ENTERPRISES' RESPONSIVENESS TO LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT
8.1 SCHEMES BY ENTERPRISES TO CONSERVE ENERGY
8.2 MECHANISMS AFFECTING ENERGY-SAVING BEHAVIOR OF ENTERPRISES
8.3 PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES

9. IMPACT ON LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT BY PUBLIC CONSUMPTION BEHAVIOR
9.1 CHANGE OF PUBLIC CONSUMPTION BEHAVIOR POSES A CHALLENGE TO LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT
9.2 URBAN RESIDENTIAL HOUSING SPACE GROWS FAST
9.3 DRAMATIC CHANGE TOWARDS THE CAR
9.4 THE PUBLIC HAS THE WILL, ABILITY AND MEANS TO FULFILL LOW-CARBON POLICIES.

10. OUTLOOK OF CHINA’S ENERGY CONSERVATION AND EMISSIONS REDUCTION IN THE 12TH FYP PERIOD
10.1 COMPARISON OF TARGETS AND POLICIES IN THE 12TH FYP AND THE 11TH FYP
10.2 A MORE DIFFICULT MISSION OF ENERGY CONSERVATION
10.3 NON-FOSSIL ENERGY CHALLENGES
10.4 INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE OF THE 12TH FYP

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