Chinese Subnational Low Carbon Development Planning and Analysis Toolkit

The Chinese Subnational Low Carbon Development (LCD) Planning and Analysis Toolkit was developed by the Center for Climate Strategies and their China partners, the Beijing-based Global Environmental Institute (GEI) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Planning and Management (CAS-IPM), under directives of China's 12th Five Year Plan. In April 2014, the Version 1.0 of the Chinese Subnational Low Carbon Development Planning and Analysis Toolkit was completed and introduced to the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the Development and Reform Commissions of China’s provinces, and the Chinese Academy of Government (CAG).

Moreover, the toolkit has the potential to provide technical needs for air quality improvement planning and analysis in China, especially those related to particular matter. Assisted with training and capacity building for government officials, the toolkit is expected to be used to enhance air quality, reduce carbon emissions, and stimulate economic development in China.

Chongqing Pilot Plan: Application of Provincial-Level Low Carbon Development Planning and Analysis Toolkit

Started in 2013, this Pilot Plan aims at applying the Low Carbon Development (LCD) Planning and Analysis Toolkit to the Provincial-Level Municipality, Chongqing. The project is a collaborative work by Global Environmental Institute (GEI), Institute of Policy and Management under Chinese Academy of Science (CAS IPM) and Center for Climate Strategies (CCS). With the approval of the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the toolkit will also be implemented and improved to other lead provinces and cities in China, and eventually to the whole nation after the implementation in Chongqing.

Up to December 2014, the analysis for Chongqing Pilot Plan has been completed. CCS-GEI-CAS IPM team is finalizing the project by conducting macroeconomic analysis for the Chongqing policies, drafting the LCD Plan, and developing the implementation mechanisms of the plan.

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Developer(s): 

Center for Climate Strategies, Global Environmental Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Planning and Management