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Greater China (incl. Hong Kong)

Suite 1501 Golden Tower, 1 Xibahe South Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100028, China

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http://www.theclimategroup.org.cn/
Greater China (incl. Hong Kong)

Hong Kong: Unit B, 21st Flr, CNT Tower, 338 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Telephone:    +852 2836 5703
Email:           hongkong@theclimategroup.org

We began operations in Greater China in 2007 and today have offices in Beijing and Hong Kong (SAR). Our team here is working closely with business and government leaders to build a low carbon China.

We count some of China's biggest companies, including Suntech, Broad Air Conditioning, and China Mobile. among our members.

We also work closely with several partners, organizations and institutions to speed up low carbon policies and technologies. For example, we're helping cities like Guiyang and Tianjin pilot LED lighting. And in the Pearl River Delta - China's most developed region - we're working with business and government to guide the policies and investments that are needed to really speed up the low carbon economy.

Go to TheClimateGroup.org.cn for the latest Greater China activities (Chinese language)

Read Changhua Wu, Greater China Director, The Climate Group's Blog (Translated to English)

Programs and Partnerships

In addition to our global work, our Greater China team is focused on the following regional initiatives:

 

Hong Kong Carbon Reduction Campaign. Launched in April 2009, we're helping over 5000 Hong Kong employees to take action on climate change.

Pearl River Delta Program. We're asking national and provincial governments to support low carbon policies and technologies in one of China's most developed industrial regions

1000 Solar Village Project. In partnership with the Jet Li Foundation and Tony Blair, we're working to install solar-powered LED lighting across 400 villages in China, and 600 more in China, Africa and India.

Million Forest Project. Li Bingbing and Tony Blair have teamed up with us to launch this reforestation project in Beijing. Its goal is to help farmers in northwestern China plant over a million sea-buckthorn trees.

Publications

Shaping China’s Climate Finance Policy March 2013

Institutional arrangements for climate finance governance in China November 2012

Consensus and Cooperation for a Clean Revolution: China and global sustainable development


Consensus and Cooperation for a Clean Revolution: China and Global Sustainable Development

June 2012

Researchers from the highly influential Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The Climate Group have come together to produce this report, which suggests China should place clean technology investment at the heart of its economic growth plans. They say China is at the cusp of driving a new global clean industrial revolution that will meet the needs of a growing population sustainably, and improve China's international standing.

Download the report

Delivering Low Carbon Growth: a Guide to China's 12th Five Year Plan

Delivering Low Carbon Growth: A Guide to China's 12th Five Year Plan

March 2011

This report covers China's 'Five Year Plan'. China has plans to continue its 'clean revolution' over the next five years, with significant targets for low-carbon energy, energy efficiency and clean technology.

Download the report

HK Chinas Clean Revolution

China's Clean Revolution IV

November 2011

This briefing note is based on Financing China's Low Carbon Growth, our fourth annual China's Clean Revolution report that was previewed at the Hong Kong Business Summit on Climate Leadership on November 7, 2011 and released in full in Mandarin.

Download English Language Summary

Prospects for Carbon Trading in China

China City Low Carbon Tour

China's Clean Revolution III
China's Clean Revolution II
China's Clean Revolution 
China's Low Carbon Leadership in Cities (Chinese) 

Hong Kong Climate Change Ebulletin

China Briefings (series has since ended)

Update on renewable energy development targets in China's 12th Five Year Plan

China Redesign

China, like other emerging markets, is characterized by rapid growth and industrialization, by and large brought by a high rate of urbanization. While meeting the infrastructure needs of the newly expanded cities in China presents huge opportunities, this energy and resource intensive economic model is depleting China’s own natural resources.

China Redesign is a catalyzing leadership program aiming to shift China’s energy and resource consumption toward low emissions while accelerating green growth. It:

  • Focuses on working with solution providers, policy makers, city managers, end users and investors under a holistic framework to decarbonize urban and industrial development.
  • Advocates the development and advancement of an economic system that is in balance with the planet’s limits.

China Redesign aims to identify and integrate China’s opportunities for green growth, backed by low carbon innovations and creative financing models. It also inspires the necessary leadership to drive positive actions, market mechanisms and bottom-up initiatives in cities that support the low carbon aspirations of the 12th Five-Year Plan. The long-term vision is to leverage the low carbon transformation of China to integrate a ‘clean revolution’ into the world economy, securing a better, more prosperous future. For all.

Strategic goals of China Redesign are to reduce greenhouse gases, enhance resource effectiveness, improve city resilience and trigger market transformation to a low carbon economy. To achieve these goals, the three-year campaign will address challenges in four major sectors:

  • Improving the planning and design of urban development with integrated solutions;
  • Building finance models that drive innovation and incentivize best performance;
  • Developing infrastructure that empowers green growth and sustainable lifestyles;
  • Redefining industry to manage resources as part of a circular economy.

China Redesign is built on a deep understanding of the complexity of de-carbonizing China’s urban and industrial development. It promotes thought leadership exchanges through the formation of Expert Councils, the brain power and driving force for the program. They will be setting the specific goals and multi-year roadmaps for respective target sectors. They will also facilitate the development of and put in place the Solution Models, covering policy frameworks, market incentives, financial tools and technical standards.

Organizations are able to take part in this transformational movement by committing to Expert and/or Network Membership, which give access to respective China Design Program Platforms.

With China Redesign, we are creating a lasting legacy in response to the global climate challenge.

Contact Eric Walker (ewalker@theclimategroup.org) or Kalmond Ma (kma@theclimategroup.org) if your organization is interested in supporting or participating in China Redesign.

More on China Redesign:

Event: China Redesign

Event review: Tony Blair, Jiang Zhaoli and business leaders attend China Redesign

News: Landmark program will help Chinese cities meet low carbon objectives of 12th Five Year Plan

Download update from Changhua Wu on China Design (translated by Sofia Li-Hsin)

Hong Kong Low Carbon Community Campaign

HK Low Carbon Community Campaign (HKLCCC) is a one-year program which aims to catalyze the development of a low carbon community to combat climate change through the enrichment of climate change knowledge and collective efforts among the public. HKLCCC is sustainable and self-reinforcing, triggering community movement towards a low carbon lifestyle during and beyond the campaign period. The ultimate aim is to create a low carbon culture in Hong Kong.

HKLCCC is sponsored by the Hong Kong International Airport Environmental Fund. Key campaign programs include low carbon living blogger contest, experiential learning modules and other e-learning tools.

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