Low carbon Growth Links with China

Low carbon Growth Links with China

MPs say that this is the ideal time for the UK to work together with China; both to prepare the ground for a future international agreement and to secure potential opportunities for British businesses in China's burgeoning markets for low ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Energy and Climate Change Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215047680

Category: Nature

Page: 136

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China is the fastest growing economy in the world and by 2030 could account for half of the world's CO2 emissions. It has recently set out ambitious plans to reduce the carbon intensity of its economy, boost green energy, draft a new climate law and introduce carbon trading. MPs say that this is the ideal time for the UK to work together with China; both to prepare the ground for a future international agreement and to secure potential opportunities for British businesses in China's burgeoning markets for low-carbon technologies (currently worth around £430 billion). The report warns, however, that the Government's work in China suffers from a lack of strategic direction. There are too many small projects, focused on too many different areas, rather than a coordinated effort to achieve key objectives tailored to appeal to Chinese priorities and which build on UK strengths. For policy, this means a focus on carbon pricing and accounting, where the UK has experience to offer. In the business area this mean identifying the potential markets and technologies in which the UK could have a comparative advantage. One area in which the UK could establish a comparative advantage with the right Government support is carbon, capture and storage (CCS) technology which could be a substantial export earner if the UK is able to develop CCS expertise early. The UK's ability to influence policy in China and to compete for business in low-carbon development depends on the reputation of the UK as a credible leader
Categories: Nature

Low Carbon Growth Links with China

Low Carbon Growth Links with China

Government response to HC 529, session 2012-13 (ISBN 9780215047687)

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Energy and Climate Change Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: 0215050754

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Government response to HC 529, session 2012-13 (ISBN 9780215047687)
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The Stationery Office Annual Catalogue 2012

The Stationery Office Annual Catalogue 2012

Author: U K Stationery Office

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: 0115020748

Category: Reference

Page: 519

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The Stationery Office annual catalogue 2012 provides a comprehensive source of bibliographic information on over 4200 Parliamentary, statutory and official publications - from the UK Parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly, and many government departments and agencies - which were issued in the year.
Categories: Reference

HC 742 Carbon Capture and Storage

HC 742   Carbon Capture and Storage

... beyond Consumption-Based Emissions Reporting: Government Response to
the Committee's Twelfth Report of Session 2010–12 Low-Carbon Growth Links
with China Pre-appointment hearing with the Government's preferred candidate
for ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Energy and Climate Change Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215072771

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 65

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The Energy and Climate Change Committee urge the Government to fast-track final funding decisions on two pilot Carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects at Peterhead and Drax by early 2015, after years of delay in the 'competition' launched to provide capital support for the industry. This delay has called into question the credibility of Government policy designed to support CCS deployment in the UK. The technology - which can be fitted to coal and gas power stations - is vital to limit climate change because there is more CO2 locked up in fossil fuel reserves than can be safely burnt without pushing global temperatures beyond 2 degrees Celsius - a dangerous threshold according to scientists. The higher costs associated with fitting and running CCS means that it is likely to develop only in response to specific policy intervention and will need subsidy. The Government should be transparent about the costs of CCS and how they will be met. Guaranteed price tariffs for low carbon energy - called 'Contracts for Difference' (CfD) - will be essential to incentivise CCS projects and provide a route to market for non-competition projects. Deploying CCS in the UK early could also deliver significant economic benefits. It could increase UK plc's future share of the global CCS market and open up a potential 'storage market' using the UK's offshore geological storage capacity - thought to amount to 70 billion tonnes of CO2 or over a century of UK emissions - while protecting jobs associated with the UK's coal and energy intensive industries.
Categories: Business & Economics

Low Energy Architecture and Low Carbon Cities

Low Energy Architecture and Low Carbon Cities

The contents of this book aim to address some of these grand challenges from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

Author: Francesco Pomponi

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783039438150

Category: Science

Page: 198

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The built environment is at a turning point. With projected trends in population growth and urbanization, global demand for new floor area is expected to rise sharply. This will put unprecedented pressure on the availability of natural resources and incur greenhouse gas emissions and energy demand. Such environmental stressors risk driving the world away from the UN Sustainable Development Goals, but equally represent an opportunity for just sustainability transitions. The contents of this book aim to address some of these grand challenges from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Low-energy architecture, low-carbon cities and the often-forgotten sustainability of refugee settlements are some of the themes dealt with by the authors.
Categories: Science

Low carbon Development

Low carbon Development

In the case of the LCR , this decomposition reveals that the region's small
increase in emissions per unit of GDP , in comparison with other ... contrasts with
reductions of 24 percent at the global level , 30 percent in industrialized countries
, and 46 percent in China and India . ... Although the “ Kaya decomposition ” is
not based on an estimated model of causal links between the relevant variables ,
it can be ...

Author: Augusto de la Torre

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: UCSD:31822037486602

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Governments and civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean should be well informed about the potential costs and benefits of combating climate change, their policy options over the next decades, and the global context for these policy decisions. At the same time, the global community needs to be better informed about the unique perspective of the Latin American and Caribbean region: problems the region will face, its potential contributions toward combating global warming, and how to maximize this potential while continuing to maintain growth and reduce poverty. This book, a companion vo.
Categories: Business & Economics

China Development Review

China Development Review

Low - carbon industrialization is an inevitable road , which requires that the
process of industrialization should ... fields and on the relevant links , promote the
formation and development of industrial clusters , accelerate the development of
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89106914310

Category: China

Page:

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Categories: China

New Scientist

New Scientist

China to peak early DNA sample reveals family origins A THINK tank with links to
the Chinese government has predicted ... economic growth will mean that
emissions cannot decline before 2050 . If China adopts an " enhanced low
carbon scenario ” with very stringent policies , emissions could peak in 2030 and
fall to 1 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015085195561

Category: Science

Page:

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Sustainable Cities Development and Environment Protection

Sustainable Cities Development and Environment Protection

Stable and fast sustainable development can be achieved only by realizing and
overcoming those weak links one by one. Acknowledgements: work ... The
Necessity and Governance Model of Developing Low Carbon City in China[J].
China ...

Author: Nu Wen Xu

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9783038261582

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2470

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Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 International Conference on Civil, Architecture and Building Materials, (3rd CEABM2013), May 24-26, 2013, Jinan, China. The 475 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Sustainable City and Regional Development; Chapter 2: Renewable Energy and Building Energy Saving Technology; Chapter 3: Indoor Environment; Chapter 4: City Ecological Environment; Chapter 5: Water Purification and Wastewater Treatment; Chapter 6: Air Environment Control and Architectural Environment Improvement Techniques; Chapter 7: Environmental Engineering and Environmental Protection; Chapter 8: Bridge Engineering; Chapter 9: Road and Railway Engineering; Chapter 10: Transportation Planning, Construction and Logistics Engineering; Chapter 11: Traffic Control and Information Technology.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Climate Bonus

The Climate Bonus

This book shows us how, instead of being paralysed by the threat of climate change, we can use it as a stimulus to escape from our dependence on polluting fossil fuels, and make the transition to a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future ...

Author: Alison Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136271168

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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We urgently need to transform to a low carbon society, yet our progress is painfully slow, in part because there is widespread public concern that this will require sacrifice and high costs. But this need not be the case. Many carbon reduction policies provide a range of additional benefits, from reduced air pollution and increased energy security to financial savings and healthier lifestyles, that can offset the costs of climate action. This book maps out the links between low carbon policies and their co-benefits, and shows how low carbon policies can lead to cleaner air and water, conservation of forests, more sustainable agriculture, less waste, safer and more secure energy, cost savings for households and businesses and a stronger and more stable economy. The book discusses the ways in which joined-up policies can help to maximise the synergies and minimise the conflicts between climate policy and other aspects of sustainability. Through rigorous analysis of the facts, the author presents well-reasoned and evidenced recommendations for policy-makers and all those with an interest in making a healthier and happier society. This book shows us how, instead of being paralysed by the threat of climate change, we can use it as a stimulus to escape from our dependence on polluting fossil fuels, and make the transition to a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future.
Categories: Political Science

The European Union and China 1949 2008

The European Union and China  1949 2008

The environmental sustainability of unchecked rapid growth in the region is a
source of growing concern with increasingly global dimensions . This applies not
only to tropical forests , but also to the relatively low levels of energy efficiency in
many countries of the region . Coupled with the relatively abundant supply of
carbon rich fossil fuels ( India , China ) this is a problem that poses a ... Aid , trade
and investment links are very strong and have proved to be mutually beneficial .

Author: Francis Snyder

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015080821146

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1103

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This book is a comprehensive reference book and commentary on basic documents about relations between the EU and the People's Republic of China from 1949 to the present. It contains all significant official and unofficial documents in English and Chinese about EU-China relations since the founding of the PRC in 1949. Since the opening-up of China in 1979, and especially after the establishment of the EU in 1992, relations between the EU and China have developed apace. Today the EU and China are 'strategic partners', with a very broad-based relationship, extending far beyond trade to encompass a growing number of important economic, political, social and cultural domains. The relationship is certain to gain in importance with increasing globalisation, EU expansion, Chinese membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the renewal and development of China, and changes in the international trading system and international politics. This book provides an indispensable foundation for teaching, research, policy-making and advising on EU-China relations. It includes both documents originally published in English and English translations of documents previously available only in Chinese, French or Portuguese. Essential to every library, it will also be required reading for students, teachers, researchers, policy-makers, legal practitioners and government officials in the EU, China, the United States and elsewhere.
Categories: Business & Economics

Energy Security

Energy Security

In this insightful volume, Brookings assesses exactly what we're talking about, what it means in several contexts, and where we go from here.

Author: Carlos Pascual

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815701910

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

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Energy security has become a top priority issue for the United States and countries around the globe, but what does the term "energy security" really mean? For many it is assuring the safe supply and transport of energy as a matter of national security. For others it is developing and moving toward sustainable and low-carbon energy sources to avoid environmental catastrophe, while still others prioritize affordability and abundance of supply. The demand for energy has ramifications in every part of the globe—from growing demand in Asia, to the pursuit of reserves in Latin America and Africa, to the increased clout of energy-producing states such as Russia and Iran. Yet the fact remains that the vast majority of global energy production still comes from fossil fuels, and it will take a thorough understanding of the interrelationships of complex challenges—finite supply, environmental concerns, political and religious conflict, and economic volatility—to develop policies that will lead to true energy security. In E nergy Security, Brookings scholars present a realistic, cross-disciplinary look at the American and global quests for energy security within the context of these geopolitical, economic, and environmental challenges. For example, political analysts Pietro Nivola and Erin Carter wrap their arms around just what is means to be "energy independent" and whether that is an advisable or even feasible goal. Suzanne Maloney addresses "Energy Security in the Persian Gulf: Opportunities and Challenges," while economist Jason Bordoff and energy analyst Bryan Mignone trace the links between climate policies and energy-access policies. Carlos Pascual and his colleagues examine delicate geopolitical issues. Assuring long-term energy security remains one of the industrialized world's most pressing priorities, but steps in that direction have been controversial and often dangerous, and results thus far have been tenuous. In this insightful volume, Brookings assesses exactly what we're talking about, what it means in several contexts, and where we go from here.
Categories: Political Science

Eco Cities and the Transition to Low Carbon Economies

Eco Cities and the Transition to Low Carbon Economies

These are the most notable attempts at building new eco-cities to both face up to the 'crises' of the modern world and to use the city as an engine for transition to a low-carbon economy.

Author: Federico Caprotti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137298768

Category: Social Science

Page: 135

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The author examines the two most advanced eco-city projects: the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City in China, and Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. These are the most notable attempts at building new eco-cities to both face up to the 'crises' of the modern world and to use the city as an engine for transition to a low-carbon economy.
Categories: Social Science

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts

Ecological Society of America     Annual Meeting Abstracts

A saturating relationship between relative height growth and log estimated
photosynthetic photon flux density ( PPFD ) ... plant ecosystems also affect the
climate , particularly through evapotranspiration , albedo , carbon cycle , and
roughness of ...

Author: Ecological Society of America. Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122120590

Category: Ecology

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Categories: Ecology

General Report on the Activities of the European Union

General Report on the Activities of the European Union

... supporting low - carbon development in bilateral relations and through
multilateral channels . With China , for example , relations intensified significantly
, focusing on supporting China's low - carbon activities , as well as on promoting
a level ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C106494989

Category: European Union countries

Page: 136

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Low Carbon High Growth

Low Carbon  High Growth

The government projects that meeting this target would reduce China's GHG
emissions 10 percent below business as usual ; researchers ... a progressive
policy on climate change that puts the country on a low - carbon economic
development path ( Long Term Mitigation ... Although the “ Kaya decomposition ”
is not based on an estimated model of causal links between the relevant
variables , it can be ...

Author: Augusto de la Torre

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: UCSD:31822037262110

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 78

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There is an increasing consensus in the scientific community that climate change is a real and present threat. Despite the large uncertainty on the timing, magnitude and even the direction of some of the physical and economic effects of this phenomenon, it is widely accepted that these effects will be regionally differentiated and that developing countries and lower income populations will tend to suffer the most. In this context, it is critical that Latin American and Caribbean countries develop their own strategies for adapting to the various impacts of climate change and for contributing to global efforts aimed at mitigation. 'Low Carbon, High Growth' contributes to these efforts by addressing a number of questions related to the causes and consequences of climate change in Latin America. What are the likely impacts of climate change in the region? Which countries and regions will be most affected? What can governments do to tackle the challenges associated with adapting to climate change? What role can Latin America and the Caribbean play in the area of climate change mitigation? How can the international community best help the region respond? While the study does not attempt to provide definitive answers to these questions, its goal is to contribute new information and analysis to help inform the public policy debate on this important issue.
Categories: Business & Economics

Parliamentary Assembly Adopted Texts

Parliamentary Assembly Adopted Texts

The Assembly deems it essential that the outcome in Copenhagen should
acknowledge the links between the effects of ... will hinge on the strong
participation of major GHG emitters in the developing world such as China , India
, Brazil and Mexico . ... However , developing countries ought to have sufficient
flexibility to make the transition to low - carbon growth at a rate consistent with
their capabilities .

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher:

ISBN: 9287170088

Category: Law

Page: 59

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Categories: Law

Climate Change in Africa

Climate Change in Africa

Climate change is a major challenge for us all, but for African countries it represents a particular threat. This book outlines current thinking and evidence and the impact such change will have on Africa's development prospects.

Author: Camilla Toulmin

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848136281

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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Climate change is a major challenge for us all, but for African countries it represents a particular threat. This book outlines current thinking and evidence and the impact such change will have on Africa's development prospects. Global warming above the level of two degrees Celsius would be enormously damaging for poorer parts of the world, leading to crises with crops, livestock, water supplies and coastal areas. Within Africa, it's likely to be the continent's poorest people who are hit hardest. In this accessible and authoritative introduction to an often-overlooked aspect of the environment, Camilla Toulmin uses case studies to look at issues ranging from natural disasters to biofuels, and from conflict to the oil industry. Finally, the book addresses what future there might be for Africa in a carbon-constrained world.
Categories: Political Science

Parliamentary Lithuanian Mirror

Parliamentary Lithuanian Mirror

It is crucial that Europe sets sharp - edged objectives to cut carbon emissions -
and that Europe also creates incentives for others in ... rest of well about the
concerns regarding energy security here in the world into a new , low - carbon
future . ... of the European Union , The relative weight of individual European
countries is including Poland - Lithuania power link . ... by the rise of emerging
economies the Commission continues to press for engagement with such as
China and India .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0098291479

Category: Lithuania

Page:

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Categories: Lithuania

Links Between University Research and Industrial Innovation

Links Between University Research and Industrial Innovation

Brian Motley , " Growth and Inflation : A Cross Country Study , " CEPR Technical
Paper , March 1994. This paper was presented at the CEPR conference , "
Monetary Policy in a Low Inflation Regime , " March 4-5 , 1994 . Gunnar S.
Eskeland , " A Presumptive Pigovian Tax : Complementing Regulation To Mimic
an Emission Fee . " March 1994. ... Yingyi Qian , " Beyond Decentralization :
Market- Preserving Federalism with Chinese Characteristics , " March 1994 .
Linda R. Cohen and ...

Author: Edwin Mansfield

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822023719990

Category:

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