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Annual Review of Low-Carbon Development in China: 2010

 

Publishers

:

World Scientific, Singapore

Editor

: 

Qi Ye

Title

: 

Annual Review of Low-Carbon Development in China: 2010

Year of Publication

: 

2012

Pages

: 

726

ISBN

: 

9789814374187

Reviewer

: 

Krishna B. Misra

Status

:

Review Completed

 

This

Part 1: Introduction

Chapter 1

China’s Move to Low Carbon Economy

09 Pages

Chapter 2

Technology Advancement and Innovations

15 Pages

Chapter 3

Structural Adjustment for Quality of Development

16 Pages

Chapter 4

Energy Saving Target Accountability System

18 Pages

Chapter 5

Enterprises’ Response

14 Pages

Chapter 6

Low Carbon Financing

15 Pages

References

 

05 Pages

Part 2: Sectoral Report

 

Chapter 7

Energy

110 Pages

Chapter 8

Manufacturing

98 Pages

Chapter 9

Building

103 Pages

Chapter 10

Transportation

96 Pages

Chapter 11

Agricultural and Forestry

79 Pages

References

 

15 Pages

Part 3: Cases

 

Chapter 12

Low Carbon Development in Baoding: Plans and Actions

39 Pages

Part 4: Indicators

 

Chapter 13

Energy Consumption and Sum of Carbon Dioxide Emission

08 Pages

Chapter 14

Energy and Efficiency of Carbon Dioxide Emission

12 Pages

Chapter 15

Structure of Energy Consumption

03 Pages

Chapter 16

Comparison among Countries

04 Pages

Appendix 1 : Summary of Low Carbon Technologies

37 Pages

Appendix 2 : Explanation of Terms

06 Pages

Appendix 3 : Unit Comparison Table and Acronyms

02 Pages

 

 

In China, where industrialization, city development and progressive agriculture have developed substantially, 9789814374187the problem of carbon emission is more acute. China began its 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP) in 2006 and set a target to reduce energy intensity of Chinese economy by 20% from the 2005 level.  The present title, Review of Low-Carbon Development in China 2010, discusses China’s energy performance in key sectors, like Energy, Manufacturing, Building, Transportation, and Agriculture and Forestry and describes the policies and instruments implemented to meet this goal and provide insight into what measures could be taken to achieve the target in the next FYP. Also this assessment will guide the future research and policies.

Such a comprehensive and integrated annual review allows China to address its low-carbon development efforts, and offers some insights and questions to consider as China works to meet the future through 2020 based on research efforts conducted by the Climate Policy Initiative at Tsinghua - an independent, experienced and professional research group.   China’s carbon emissions intensity fell largely as a result of reduced energy intensity, demonstrating the important role of energy efficiency in the transition to a low-carbon economy.  With additional carbon-specific policies, China could expect carbon intensity to fall faster than energy intensity in the future.  Initial analysis indicates that many of the policies implemented to meet the 11th FYP target were top-down administrative measures and required significant financial and human resources and may not be the most cost-effective way to achieve future targets.

This highly informative sector-wise report published by World Scientific will be found very indispensable by researchers, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, and students who have interest on the issue of global low-carbon developments around the world and in knowing particularly the China’s efforts and experiences to meet the target. Appendix 1 lists 70 such low carbon technologies.

 

 
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