Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in China: Scenarios and Opportunities through 2030

This report begins with an overview of China, including population and economic statistics and a profile of its historical energy consumption and GHG emission trends. The chapter concludes with a summary of the macro assumptions, analytical methodologies and computer modeling tools used in the analysis. Chapters III through VII present the results of the GHG... continue reading »

Tradable Intensity Standard for Sector Crediting

This paper addresses some issues that will need to be addressed to implement NAMAs and sector crediting. It discusses cap-and-trade programs for developing countries, international linkages, emission caps for certain sectors through “trading” programs, and No-Lose approaches. It highlights some of the key advantages at the present time of employing a tradable intensity standard to... continue reading »

Technology-Based Sectoral NAMAs China’s Cement, Iron and Steel Sectors

This paper explores the possible use of a technology-based sectoral NAMA for energy-intensive industries. Whereas other sectoral approaches have focused on energy- or GHG-intensity as the overarching metric for measuring progress, a technology-based sectoral NAMA is expressed in terms of technology selections (either specific technologies, production processes, or their performance equivalents) and future market penetration... continue reading »