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China's Long-Term Low-Carbon Development Strategies and Pathways

Comprehensive Report

  • Offers the scientific research and logic behind China’s 2060 Carbon Neutrality Pledge

  • Explains on how China plan low-carbon development strategies, assume international responsibilities and obligations, promote and lead the process of global climate governance

  • Presents comprehensive studies and analysis building on 18 sub-projects such as socioeconomic development, international trade, energy system and power system transition, energy conservation potentials, breakthrough technologies, industrial sector transformation, and non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Introduction

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    Pages 1-22Open Access
  3. The State and Trend of China’s Low-Carbon Development

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    Pages 23-41Open Access
  4. End-Use Energy Consumption & CO2 Emissions

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    Pages 43-107Open Access
  5. Power Sector

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    Pages 109-130Open Access
  6. Primary Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions

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    Pages 131-147Open Access
  7. Non-CO2 GHG Emissions

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    Pages 149-176Open Access
  8. Technical Support for Long-Term Deep Decarbonization

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    Pages 177-211Open Access
  9. Investment and Cost Analysis for Implementing a Low Emission Strategy

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    Pages 213-226Open Access
  10. Long-Term Low-Carbon Transition Pathways

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    Pages 227-253Open Access
  11. Strategic Linchpins and Policy Safeguards

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    Pages 255-283Open Access
  12. Global Climate Governance and International Cooperation

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    Pages 285-311Open Access
  13. Conclusions and Policy Recommendations

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    Pages 313-326Open Access
  14. Back Matter

    Pages 327-333

About this book

This open access book introduces a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive research on China's long-term low-carbon emission strategies and pathways. After comprehensively considering China’s own socioeconomic conditions, policy design, energy mix, and other macro-development trends and needs, the research team has proposed suggestions on China’s low-carbon development strategies and pathways until 2050, with required technologies and policies in order to realize the goals of building a great modern socialist country and a beautiful China. These achievements are in conjunction with the climate goals set in the Paris Agreement alongside Global Sustainable Development. The authors hope that the research findings can serve as a reference for all sectors of Chinese society in their climate research efforts, offer support for the formulation and implementation of china’s national low-carbon development strategies and policies, and help the world to better understand China’s story in the general trend of global green and low-carbon development.

Keywords

  • Low-Carbon Transformation of end-use Sectors
  • Power System Transition
  • Primary Energy Demand Carbon Emissions
  • Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Investment and Cost
  • Global Climate Governance and International Cooperation
  • Paris Agreement
  • Economic Recovery Through Green and Low-Carbon Development
  • Open Access

Authors and Affiliations

  • Beijing, China

    Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development of Tsinghua University et al.

About the author

Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development (hereinafter ICCSD) of Tsinghua University was founded in December 2017. Mr. XIE Zhenhua, China's Special Envoy on Climate Change, serves as the inaugural president. ICCSD is missioned to provide solutions to global challenges of climate change and sustainable development, and propose coordinated goals, strategies, pathways, and policy recommendations to decision-makers in China and beyond. ICCSD has the vision to become a world-leading “think and do” tank in the field of climate change and sustainable development, as well as an open and synergetic platform for interdisciplinary research, talent training, and policy dialogues.

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