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China's new five-year plan aims to meet ambitious climate and energy targets
With the adoption of China’s 12th Five-Year Plan, China’s leaders have declared that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is an integral part of their economic strategy. “The Race Is On: China Kick-Starts Its Clean Economy,” the latest ClimateWorks Network Knowledge Series, outlines the steps China is taking to meet its climate and energy targets, and suggests ways to address the challenges.
Shift to energy efficiency in India could end blackouts, save money, and boost GDP
ClimateWorks’ Network partners have come up with a solution that could eliminate India’s crippling blackouts, boost its GDP by roughly half a trillion dollars, slash its greenhouse gas emissions, and save money for consumers. “The Hundred Billion Dollar Bonus: Global Energy Efficiency Lessons From India” explains how shifting to currently available energy efficient appliances and other technologies could help India achieve these gains in just a few years.
ICCT and ClimateWorks release new report on vehicle innovation
This edition of the ClimateWorks Network Knowledge Series, authored by the International Council on Clean Transportation, shows how vehicle efficiency standards do much more than reduce carbon dioxide emissions: they also trigger a flood of investments in new technologies; foster new businesses such as battery, electronics, and lightweight materials manufacturers; create jobs; and reduce consumption of expensive, polluting oil.
Low-carbon growth plans
The low-carbon growth plans that many countries—including Mexico, South Korea,
China, and South Africa—are now pursuing are the foundation for potential success in
international climate policy negotiations.
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