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China Leaders and Opponents

Government Official Dr. Chen Jining Minister of Environmental Protection, People’s Republic of China Dr. Chen was appointed Minister of Environmental Protection in January 2015 and has since heavily focused on reducing air pollution in China’s major cities. He focuses on applying an environmental system analysis and integrated assessment for environmental engineering and policies. Contact information...

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China Leading Research Study

Research Study: “The Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources and Agriculture in China,” Piao et.al., Nature Magazine , 2010 Piao et al.’s 2010 paper, ‘Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources and Agriculture in China’, published in Nature Magazine, qualifies as the most important research conducted in the past five years in China due...

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China Emissions Reduction Policy

China: The 13th Five Year Plan (2016-2020) China’s climate policies are defined by the central government, the most important of which are set in the Five Year Plans, a national economic statement that outlines the country’s growth path through wide-ranging targets. The 13th Five Year Plan (2016 – 2020) presents six targets relevant to emission...

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China Energy Production Trends

How The Energy System Is Structured The energy policy of China is a policy decided on by the Central Government. Ensuring adequate energy supply to sustain economic growth has been a core concern of the Chinese government since 1949. China has been taking action on climate change for some years; on June 4, 2007, China’s...

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China Emission Reduction Challenges

Leading Emission Reduction Challenges: (a) Rising consumer and/or industrial demand for energy intensive products and services; (b) Dependence on fossil fuels as energy sources, especially coal and oilCurrent Level of Greenhouse Gas Emissions China has experienced rapid economic development, urbanization and industrialization for over three decades since its commencement of Reform and Opening Up Policy....

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China Ratification Status

Possibility of Ratification by 2018: High As the largest greenhouse gas emitting country, China has promised to ratify the Paris Agreement before the G20 Hangzhou Summit in September 2016. Zhang Gaoli, Chinese Vice Premier and the special envoy of President Xi Jinping, announced this plan right after China’s signing of the Agreement on April 22nd, which was “great...

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