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China’s performance on the 2014 Environmental Performance Index – What are the key takeaways?

This piece was co-written with William Miao. It originally appeared on ChinaFAQs. Amidst headlines detailing off-the-charts air pollution in Beijing, it may come as a surprise that China’s latest environmental scorecard does boast bright spots. The 2014 Yale Environmental Performance Index (EPI) – a biennial global ranking of how well countries perform on a range […]

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The Strategic and Economic Dialogue and Energy and Climate

The Obama administration’s fourth major meeting with China, involving multiple Cabinet Secretaries and Chinese Ministers, theStrategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), will be held May 3 and 4 in Beijing. As usual, the U.S. delegation will be lead by Secretaries Clinton and Geithner, and their Chinese hosts will be Vice Premier Wang Qishan (who focuses on economic policy) and State Councilor Dai Bingguo (responsible for foreign policy).

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Beijing to go coal-less in 2015

This post originally appeared on The City Fix. Beijing’s recent string of blue-sky days may be a more common sight to behold in 2015. This past week, the Chinese capital released the five-year “Beijing Municipal Clean Air Action Plan,” which aims to increase the number of blue-sky days (i.e. “good” or “excellent” air quality days on […]

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How does China’s 12th Five-Year Plan address energy and the environment?

The draft of China’s much-anticipated 12th Five-Year Plan was released this Saturday, March 5 at the opening session of the National People’s Congress (NPC). The Plan will actually be brought to a vote at the close of the session later this week. While there may be some changes to the Plan, in past years these have not been large.

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What to look for in China’s 12th Five-Year Plan

China’s annual political meetings begin on Thursday March 3 and the major outcome will be the announcement of the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015). Votes at both the advisory China People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC, opening March 3) and the National People’s Congress (NPC, opening March 5) are not in question. But the content of the Five-Year Plan, as well as various government work reports and major pieces of legislation, are only revealed during the meetings.

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What can we expect on Climate and Energy in China in 2011?

2011 will be a big year for climate and energy policy development in China, so we thought we’d highlight some of the key China energy and climate-related stories to watch out for during the course of the year. We’ve known to expect major developments now for over a year, since China’s commitments made at the Copenhagen climate talks in late 2009 were scheduled to be implemented in the 2011 12th Five Year Plan. Below we outline some key issues and dates to watch over the course of the coming year:

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Sectoral Approaches in the Chinese cement sector featured in China Environment Forum, vol. 11

Our piece, “Commentary: Sector-based Approaches to Measuring and Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: China’s Cement Industry,” by Angel Hsu, Neelam Singh, and Ranping Song was finally published in Vol. 11 of the China Environment Forum, which features a plethora of articles related to clean energy and climate change in China.

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