In the midst of global economic development, the world is rapidly running out of resources. It is imperative that the level of carbon emissions be addressed by countries globally. This is especially so in China, where industrialization, city development and progressive agriculture have developed substantially. This comprehensive and integrated annual review volume sets the precedent in addressing this issue by being the pioneering volume on China's low-carbon development efforts, based on research efforts conducted by the Climate Policy Initiative at Tsinghua - an independent, experienced and professional research group.Several key questions on the results of China's 11th Five-Year plan are explored by reviewing China's performance against targets, while key policies and institutions that were designed and implemented are described. With a focus on the effectiveness of low-carbon development policies in China during the period of 2005-2008 and a look at detailed key indicators of low-carbon development such as energy consumption, CO2 emission and low-carbon technologies, the Annual Review of Low-carbon Development in China offers some insights and questions to consider as China works to meet the future through 2020.
China's Move to Low Carbon Economy Technology Advancement and Innovations Technology Advancement And Innovations During the 11th 5-Year Period; Technology Development Issues; Outlook of Technology Advancement; Structural Adjustment for Quality Of Development China's Structural Adjustment During the 11th 5-Year Period; The Factors and Mechanisms Facilitating Structural Adjustment; Factors and Mechanisms Constraining Structural Adjustment; Mid and Long-Term Structural Adjustment Outlook of China; Energy Saving Target Accountability System Implementation Roadmap of the Accountability System; Performance Review on the Target Accountability System; Enterprises' Response Chinese Enterprises' Response to Low-Carbon Development; Factors and Mechanisms Affecting Energy Savings of Enterprises; Low-Carbon Financing Low-Carbon Financing Channels in China; Low Carbon Financing Mechanisms in China; Low Carbon Financing Models in China and Relevant Financial Products; China's Policies and Measures on Promoting Low Carbon Financing; Sectoral Report: Energy Low Carbon Development in The Energy Sector; Policy and Institutional Analysis on Low Carbon Development of Power Sector; Policy and Institution Analysis on Low Carbon Development of Renewable Energy; Policies on Low Carbon Development of Nuclear Energy; Manufacturing Performance Evaluation of Manufacturing; Energy Utilization in Energy-Intensive Industries; Policy Evaluation of Manufacturing Sector; System Analysis; Building Low Carbon Performance in the Building Sector; Evaluation of Policies in the Building Sector; Analysis on Policy Mechanism in Building Sector; Transportation Performance of Energy Consumption and Carbon Emission in Transportation Sector; Analysis on Major Policies; Agriculture and Forestry Performance of Greenhouse Gas Emission; Policy Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emission; Institutional Analysis on Low Carbon Development in Agriculture and Forestry; Cases: Low Carbon Development in Baoding: Plans and Actions Background Introduction; Building China's Electric Valley and the Solar Energy City; Introduction to the Low Carbon Development Concept; Goals and Phases for Baoding's Low Carbon Development Program; Low Carbon Development Plan in the Production Sector; Low Carbon Development in the Consumption Department; Plan of Carbon Sink Project; Guarantee Measures; Indicators: Energy Consumption and Sum of Carbon Dioxide Emission Energy & Efficiency of Carbon Dioxide Emission Structure of Energy Consumption Comparison among Countries