All pages with keywords: china

Cities, climate change and chronic heat exposure

Cities, climate change and chronic heat exposure

a policy publication by Patrick Curran, Christian Siderius, Tanya Singh 6 September, 2019

Climate change will lead to increases in the occurrence of chronic heat exposure over longer durations and there is an urgent need to focus on managing the risks this poses, as well as the immediate risks from shorter-lived heat events. This policy brief looks at the problem with a focus on developing and emerging economies, and provides recommendations for action by government, utilities, property developers and investors, development support and finance organisations. read more »


Danger of chronic heat exposure for people in developing world’s largest cities

Press release 6 September, 2019

In 2018, seven of the largest cities in the world experienced dangerous levels of long-term heat, including Delhi, Lahore and Manila People in seven of the world’s largest cities are … read more »


China’s 14th Plan, sustainable development and the new era

China’s 14th Plan, sustainable development and the new era

a policy publication by Isabella Neuweg, Nicholas Stern 7 May, 2019

Isabella Neuweg and Nick Stern describe the systemic reforms that could foster the investments in physical, human, natural and social capital that will drive forward China’s new era of high-quality, sustainable and inclusive growth and development. At the same time China can provide great support for its partner countries in the Belt and Road as they seek sustainable and inclusive development. read more »


China’s national carbon emissions trading scheme: lessons from the pilot emission trading schemes, academic literature, and known policy details

China’s national carbon emissions trading scheme: lessons from the pilot emission trading schemes, academic literature, and known policy details

a research article by Thomas Stoerk 27 January, 2019

Upon completion, China’s national emissions trading scheme (C-ETS) will be the largest carbon market in the world. Recent research has evaluated China’s seven pilot ETSs launched from 2013 on, and … read more »


China’s green finance strategy: much achieved, further to go

Commentary 24 October, 2018

By Wang Yao, Director General of the International Institute of Green Finance, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing China’s embrace of green finance has been one of the key … read more »


Effectiveness and cost of air pollution control in China

Effectiveness and cost of air pollution control in China

a working paper by Thomas Stoerk 31 August, 2018

This study provides the first empirical evaluation of China’s 11th Five-Year Plan which set a goal to reduce the emission of sulphur dioxide (SO2) by 10% between 2006 and 2010. read more »


Barriers to linking carbon markets in Northeast Asia

Barriers to linking carbon markets in Northeast Asia

a policy publication by Baran Doda 31 July, 2018

Chapter in the Carbon Market Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Assessing Challenges and Overcoming Barriers compendium report. Published by the Asia Society Policy Institute. External link to publisher Abstract Linking carbon … read more »


What types of energy does China finance with its development aid?

a commentary by Isabella Neuweg 21 June, 2018

China has been steadily intensifying its economic and strategic relations with developing countries in recent years. Through deepening trade ties, large-scale infrastructure financing and its ambitious vision to create ‘seamless … read more »


China, the world and the next decade: better growth, better climate

a policy publication by Ehtisham Ahmad, Isabella Neuweg, Nicholas Stern 26 April, 2018

This paper argues that China’s agenda of internal reform towards strong, clean and inclusive growth is heavily linked to its actions in its major trading partner countries, especially those associated with the Belt and Road Initiative. read more »


Governance models and policy framework—some Chinese perspectives

Governance models and policy framework—some Chinese perspectives

a research article by Ehtisham Ahmad 3 April, 2018

While the Chinese governance system retains the characteristic of being in the class of ‘administrative progression models’, it has evolved greatly since the Responsibility System was introduced in the late … read more »