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Low Carbon Future Cities

China Environment Research is collaborating in the
project Low Carbon Future Cities funded my the Mercator Foundation.
For more
information, please visit www.lowcarbonfuture.net

Projects

Year 

Research and consulting projects


2012-2015

1.   Mid-term evaluation 'EU-China Institute for Clean and Renewable Energy (ICARE)'

      Client:EU Delegation Beijing

      Focus on:

  • Evaluation of relevance, design and EU-visibility, efficiency of resource use, project progress and effectiveness, impact, sustainability prospects and cross-cutting issues

Personal expert involvement:

  • Senior international expert

2.   China Climate Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) Project

      Client:World Bank / GEF

      Focus on:

  • Methodology development, technical oversight, synthesis and dissemination.
  • Technology assessments at the sector and provincial levels
  • Capacity building to support climate technology networks
  • Pilot program to accelerate technology transfer

      Personal expert involvement:

  • Senior international expert for climate change mitigation technology
  • Methodological research on technology needs assessment in China
  • Liaison with relevant stakeholders
  • Coordination of work and organisation of working groups linking international and Chinese experts

 


2011-2014

1.   Market-based System Reforms for Energy Sector Low Carbon Development in China

Client:China Energy Research Society (CERS), NDRC

      Focus on:

  • Overview on energy system management and regulatory structures between the PRC and EU/UK
  • Report highlighting UK low carbon energy market approaches, pricings, and regulatory reforms in energy sector
  • Analysis of applicable low carbon energy market instruments and policy measures to the PRC based on the UK energy sector reform experiences

Personal expert involvement:

  • Attraction of the project
  • Senior international expert
  • Research

2.   Low Carbon Future Cities - A Sino-German Cooperation on an Integrated Climate and Resource Proof Urban Development

         Client:Mercator Foundation, Germany

         Focus on:

  • Development of a Low Carbon City strategy for Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Development of a Stakeholder Dialogue Forum on Low Carbon Cities between Wuxi and the Düsseldorf region
  • Development of suitable communication and dissemination instruments

Personal expert involvement:

  • Attraction of the project together with Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
  • Work package leadership
  • Research
  • Coordination of work with the Chinese project partners

 

2010

1.     Development of Green City Guidelines

Client:InWEnt, Germany

         Focus on:

  • Development of Green City Guidelines
  • Implementation of a Dialogue Forum on Low Carbon Cities for InWent in Beijing

Personal expert involvement:

  • Attraction of the project
  • Research and consulting
  • Coordination with Chinese team colleagues

2.     Plug-In China - Electricity Infrastructure and Markets • China • 2020|2030

Client:Ludwig Bölkow Systemtechnik, Germany

         Focus on:

  • Research on the framework conditions of e-mobility in China

Personal expert involvement:

  • Attraction of the project
  • Research and consulting
  • Coordination of the work with the Chinese project partner

 


2010-2011

1.   Carbon Market in the new building sector in China – Programmatic-CDM, new sectoral approaches, development of a national trade platform

         Client:    Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and             Nuclear Safety

         Focus on:

  • Reduction of transaction costs of different of new instruments of the carbon market in the building sector (pCDM, e.g. through typified PDDs, sectoral approaches in comparison to (p)CDM)
  • Derivation of first insights to the feasibility of the development of a national trade platform for emission credits in the building sector
  • Utilisation of these instruments by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in a pilot region

Personal expert involvement:

  • Attraction of the project
  • Project leader and coordination of project with BMU and the other project partners incl. the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban Rural Development
  • Research

 


2009-2010

1.     Explore for Low Carbon Economy in the Cities in China

Client: InWEnt

      Focus on:

  • Investigation on the development of a Low Carbon Economy in urban areas in China

Personal expert involvement:

  • Attraction of the project
  • Project leader
  • Research
  • Coordination of work with other institutions (Ministry of Environmental Protection of China, Chinese Society for Sustainable Development, Low Carbon Group) 

 

 

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