Library & Data

Use our Library & Data section to view and download all of our ChinaFAQs fact sheets, graphics, and links to sources for climate and energy data.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 11:03

Download from the link above “Building up Capacity to Support the Control of Sectoral GHG Emissions: a Case Study for the Cement Industry”, a presentation by WRI’s Song Ranping from “Tools for a Low-Carbon Pathway in China”, WRI’s Side Event at the UNFCCC conference in Tianjin, China.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 10:59

Download from the link above “Building Low Carbon Provinces and Cities: Practical Tools to Support Local Target Planning”, a presentation by WRI China’s Fong Wee Kean from “Tools for a Low-Carbon Pathway in China”, WRI’s Side Event at the UNFCCC conference in Tianjin, China.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 10:56

Download from the link above “Low Carbon Development in China: Vision, Issues, and Latest Progresses”, a presentation by WRI China Country Director Zou Ji from “Tools for a Low-Carbon Pathway in China”, WRI’s Side Event at the UNFCCC conference in Tianjin, China.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 09:48

Download from the link above “From Grey to Green: Making China’s Rapid Urbanization Sustainable”, a presentation by ChinaFAQs Expert Deborah Seligsohn from “Coal Use in China: Future Use and Emissions Control”, A Briefing in Tianjin, China on October 5, 2010.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 09:46

Download from the link above “From Grey to Green: Making China’s Rapid Urbanization Sustainable”, a presentation by ChinaFAQs Expert Ming Sung from “Coal Use in China: Future Use and Emissions Control”, A Briefing in Tianjin, China on October 5, 2010.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 09:44

Download from the link above “Coal in the Low Carbon Scenario”, a presentation by Jiang Kejun from “Coal Use in China: Future Use and Emissions Control”, A Briefing in Tianjin, China on October 5, 2010.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 09:40

Download from the link above “From Grey to Green: Making China’s Rapid Urbanization Sustainable”, a presentation by ChinaFAQs Expert Barbara Finamore from “Coal Use in China: Future Use and Emissions Control”, A Briefing in Tianjin, China on October 5, 2010.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 15:55

Key Points:

  • In 2004, China adopted its first nation-wide fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles. They are considered to be the world’s third toughest, behind Japan’s and Europe’s.
  • The standards – which called for average auto efficiency to improve by 15% by 2010 over 2003 levels – have produced significant gains, even though Chinese cars have become heavier, more powerful, and are more often equipped with automatic transmissions and pollution-control devices that can reduce efficiency.
  • China has since expanded the standards to cover light-duty trucks, and is eyeing further measures to improve the fuel economy of its motor vehicles.
Monday, July 12, 2010 - 08:57

Key Points:

  • Macroeconomic forces – often unpredictable or poorly-understood – are crucial drivers of China’s energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Booming investment in heavy industry, mainly for domestic infrastructure development, as well as rapid growth in China’s export manufacturing sector, are the two most important factors driving China’s energy consumption.
  • As China’s middle class demands more goods like air conditioners and cars, domestic private consumption could be in the future (but is not yet) a major driver of energy use and emissions.
  • These economic trends are rooted in fundamental political and social factors. Reform will require concentrated attention to these considerations; fortunately, Chinese leaders have indicated that creating a more energy efficient economic structure is a high-level priority.
Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 12:41

China Energy Group members Mark Levine and Lynn Price have been invited to serve as Lead Authors for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) Fifth Assessment Report. Dr. Levine will serve on the Buildings chapter and Ms. Price will serve on the Industry chapter of the Working Group III report on Mitigation of Climate Change.

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