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The Climate Group supports green tech drive for China’s cities

The Climate Group has published a new report outlining China's growing efforts to curb urban carbon emissions to support the launch of a new low carbon development initiative with 20 of China's cities.

  • 22 January 2009
  • Simione Talanoa

The Climate Group has published a new report outlining China's growing efforts to curb urban carbon emissions to support the launch of a new low carbon development initiative with 20 of China's cities.

The report identifies four key leadership tools for any urban low carbon development strategy including: technology innovation , policy incentives, financing mechanisms and international co-operation.

It includes eight case studies of Chinese cities which are deploying low carbon technologies such as solar power , LED lighting, electronic vehicles and other technologies to reduce green house gas emissions.

Changhua Wu, The Climate Group's China Director, says: "Over the past 30 years China's growth has created an economic miracle, especially in cities. "But this rapid urbanization has brought problems, such as pollution and energy shortages, which make our cities particularly vulnerable to the challenges of climate change.

A fundamental transformation must take place to ensure China's urban development model has a low carbon future."

The Climate Group's new city program aims to motivate, recruit, and engage 20 Chinese cities in a five-year campaign to transform and accelerate the local market for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

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Source: The Climate Group