Low-Carbon City Policy Databook

Low-Carbon City Policy Databook

TitleLow-Carbon City Policy Databook
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLynn K Price, Nan Zhou, David Fridley, Stephanie Ohshita, Nina Khanna, Hongyou Lu, Lixuan Hong, Gang He, John Romankiewicz, Hu Min
Date Published07/2016
KeywordsChina Energy, China Energy Group, Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division, International Energy Department, Low Carbon Eco-City Development, Policies for Low-Carbon Markets

This report is designed to help city authorities evaluate and prioritize more than 70 different policy strategies that can reduce their city's energy use and carbon-based greenhouse gas emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). Local government officials, researchers, and planners can utilize the report to identify policies most relevant to local circumstances and to develop a low carbon city action plan that can be implemented in phases, over a multi-year timeframe.

The policies cover nine city sectors: industry, public and commercial buildings, residential buildings, transportation, power and heat, street lighting, water & wastewater, solid waste, and urban green space. See Table 1 for a listing of the policies. Recognizing the prominence of urban industry in the energy and carbon inventories of Chinese cities, this report includes low carbon city policies for the industrial sector. The policies gathered here have proven effective in multiple locations around the world and have the potential to achieve future energy and carbon savings in Chinese cities.

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