14 DECEMBER 2015:
China Carbon Forum welcomes the signing of the Paris Agreement at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties on Saturday (Paris time). The agreement confirms the commitment from all major parties, including China.
Click the link below for China Carbon Forum’s full statement.
26 NOVEMBER 2015:
Mapping China’s Climate Policy Formation Process (2015 edition)
After today’s successful launch event, we are pleased to share with you the 2015 edition of Mapping China’s Climate Policy Formation Process.
The report was authored by CCF Board Member Professor Craig Hart and graduate researchers Zhu Jiayan and Ying Jiahui of Renmin University of China’s School of Environment & Natural Resources. The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Beijing and The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Beijing, provided financial support for this project.
2015 China Carbon Pricing Survey:
We are pleased to share the report of The 2015 China Carbon Pricing Survey, which was conducted jointly by China Carbon Forum (CCF) and ICF International. It collected over 300 responses from stakeholders in China’s emerging carbon market.
Download the report here:
11 June 2015:
Corporate Strategy and Competitive Advantage in China’s War on Pollution: Pursuing the New Chinese Consumer
We are pleased to share with you the English and Chinese versions of Corporate Strategy and Competitive Advantage in China’s War on Pollution – Pursuing the New Chinese Consumer.
This report tackles the key sustainability questions critical to the success of the Chinese firm – to help firms make the business case for sustainable practices that enhance profits and lower the risk of business in China’s highly dynamic business environment. At the report launch, the authors of the report and a panel of firms operating in China discussed the report’s conclusions and how the consumer and company surveys that were undertaken as part of the report informs business strategy for firms seeking to tap into China’s emerging market in green products and services.
The report was authored by a team of faculty and graduates of Renmin University of China’s School of Environment & Natural Resources, and facilitated and published by the China Carbon Forum. The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Beijing provided financial support for this project. You can download the report here.
The report’s conclusions inform business strategy for firms seeking to tap into China’s emerging market in green products and services.
14 JULY 2015:
Video Interview with the Paulson Institute and Greenpeace
Building on interest surrounding recent news of China’s INDC announcement, as well as increased environmental enforcement and blue sky days in Beijing, China Carbon Forum recently interviewed two experts from organisations that work at the intersection of environment and economy in China: Ms. Elle Carberry, a Managing Director for the Paulson Institute’s Beijing Office, and Mr. Calvin Quek, Head of Sustainable Finance at Greenpeace East Asia.
We discuss the economic transformation going on behind the news, and how economic prosperity and environmental sustainability can go hand in hand.
9 JULY 2015:
Audio Interview with Ms. Wu Changhua, the Greater China Director of The Climate Group
China Carbon Forum recently met with Ms. Wu Changhua, the Greater China Director of The Climate Group. A China specialist for nearly twenty years, and an environment and development policy analyst, she leads the organisation’s strategic development in the region and manages its greater China operations. We get her view on China’s recent INDC announcement, its role on the global stage of climate change negotiations, and the important work that her and her colleagues are doing.
7 July 2015:
Audio Interview with Mr. Tim Yeo, former Chair of the UK Parliaments’ Energy and Climate Change Committee
China Carbon Forum recently met up with Mr. Tim Yeo, former Chair of the UK Parliaments’ Energy and Climate Change Committee, whilst he was visiting China. In a wide-ranging interview centered on China, we discuss many things such as Carbon Markets, the Paris COP, Shale Gas, and IP Protection. We start the interview by asking Tim about his support to a global carbon market.
3 July 2015:
Analysis of China’s INDC
Please find here a discussion with Prof. Zou Ji, Deputy Director General of China’s National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), providing an overview to China’s recent INDC announcement, as well as deeper insights into its level of ambition. For English transcription, of the interview, please download PDF: NCSC Interview Transcript.
1 July 2015:
On 30 June 2015, the Chinese government submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), detailing its commitment to climate change mitigation and adaptation for the post-2020 period.
Please click Comments on China’s INDC to download a background document (updated as of 3rd July, 2015) which further clarifies China’s INDC. It’s a well-presented, authoritative analysis of China’s motivations and considerations, as well as difficulties and challenges facing China in achieving its target, prepared by Fu Sha, Zou Ji, and Liu Linwei of China’s National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), and translated by the China Carbon Forum.