I’m a little late on this and should have definitely included this in our Copenhagen Kickoff post, but better late than never. Two weeks ago, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released a 100-page progress report of its climate actions. Make no mistake, this is an important document, one that we’ll be referring back to time and time again (and I’m adding this to our key documents on the right panel).
While the main messages are familiar to reader of this blog, there are lots of interesting nuggets on specific actions that we have not covered in this blog, as well as important statements from various government entities and officials over the past half year that provide a good insight to where China was, is and will be on climate action.
Take it for what it is, however–this is, after all, coming from the Chinese government itself. I will try to unpack this document at a later date (maybe after Copenhagen), but I did not want to delay sharing this document. In the meantime, I have made a table of contents below.
Table of Contents
Part I: Policies and Actions to Mitigate Climate Change
Part II: Policies and Actions to Adapt to Climate Change
Part III: Local Actions to Address Climate Change
Part IV: International Cooperation on Climate Change
Part V: Institutional Arrangement and Public Awareness Promotion
I. Statement by Hu Jintao at UN climate change summit in New York, Sept 22, 2009
II. Minutes of meeting between National Leading Group to Address Climate Change and Leading Group on Energy Conservation and Pollution Reduction, June 5, 2009.
III. The Report of the State Council on Responding to Climate Change, delivered by Xie Zhenhua, Vice Minister of NDRC, at the Tenth Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh National People’s Congress on August 24, 2009
IV. Resolution of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China on Actively Responding to Climate Change-adopted at the Tenth Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh National People’s Congress on August 27, 2009.
V. China’s Position on the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, May 20, 2009.
Stay tuned for more analysis in a future post!