With over 1.3 billion residents and the world’s second-largest economy, China is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases on the planet. However, the Chinese government has committed to reverse this trend with aggressive emissions targets that will initially peak and then reduce greenhouse gases as well as pollution that wreaks environmental havoc throughout the region.
Since 2007, ISC has worked with cities, manufacturers, and community groups to reduce GHG emissions, improve environmental health, and advance resource efficiency. Currently, ISC is working with 12 Chinese cities to cut emissions and pollution by providing them with what they need to succeed: technical expertise, relevant examples, exposure to effective implementation methods, and guidance on multi-stakeholder engagement.
With ISC’s help, China’s local leaders are:
- Cutting emissions of greenhouse gases and harmful air pollutants.
- Connecting with U.S. cities and companies through strategic peer learning opportunities.
- Helping drive national policy and programs that will help cities throughout China cut emissions.
City Projects Complete
Million Metric Tons of CO2 Reduced
Additional City Projects Complete by 2020
Low Emissions Cities Alliance
Accelerating the emissions reductions of 12 partner cities, and capacitating trainers to bring program insights to Chinese scale.
Climate Smart Low Carbon Cities in China
Piloted an approach to achieve emissions and pollution reduction by providing skills, tools, and support needed to implement city plans.