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Dr. DAI Yixin (CISTP, Tsinghua University) ...

Dr. DAI Yixin (CISTP, Tsinghua University)

Presentation to the UK-China Innovation Workshop for Sustainable and Equitable Development, Tsinghua University, 19 March 2010, co-organised by China Institute for Science and Technology Policy (CISTP) at Tsinghua University and the STEPS Centre.

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  • Low-carbon city is a city construction and social development model aiming at reducing carbon dioxide emission with keep increasing life quality through consumption and lifestyle changes.
  • New phenomenon, observation with case study for further theory exploration
  • 市委市政府座谈相关机构访谈(环保局、科技局、市政府研究室、林业局、规划局、国土局等)保定市高新区管委会座谈重点企业座谈、社区调研
  • As a developing country, China was not required by the Kyoto Protocol to set binding targets to control greenhouse gas emissions. Nevertheless, regulations and institutional changes in international community were passed to Chinese local governments via different channels. 2003年,新的中央领导集体提出了“科学发展观”的理念,将以GDP增长为核心的国家发展战略转向“坚持以人为本,树立全面、协调、可持续的发展观,促进经济社会和人的全面发展,坚持统筹城乡发展、统筹区域发展、统筹经济社会发展、统筹人与自然和谐发展、统筹国内发展和对外开放的要求”
  • As a developing country, China was not required by the Kyoto Protocol to set binding targets to control greenhouse gas emissions. Nevertheless, regulations and institutional changes in international community were passed to Chinese local governments via different channels.

DAI Yixin: Low carbon city development in China: A case of Baoding DAI Yixin: Low carbon city development in China: A case of Baoding Presentation Transcript

  • Low-carbon City Development in China: A Case of Baoding
    Meng,Y., Dai, Y., Liu, Z., Zhang, H., Qi, Y.
    School of Public Policy and Management
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084
  • Overview
    Background and Brief Introduction
    Research Question
    Methodology
    Data and Findings
    Conclusions
  • Background and Introduction
    Raise up of “Low-carbon City” concept
    Baoding’s low-carbon city development experience
  • Low-carbon City Development
    • Low carbon related concepts are widely spread all over the world
    • National efforts towards low carbon development
    • Efforts that local government makes towards LCC
  • Low Carbon City initiatives in China
  • Baoding:
    Location: Hebei Province
    Population:11,234,000 (urban population 1,060,100)
    Area:22,109 square kilometers
    GDP:119,996 billion yuan (2006)
    Baoding
  • Low-carbon city development in Baoding
  • Baoding, He-Bei Province
  • Research Question
    WHY/HOW:
    Did Baoding select this low-carbon development model?
    What are the driven factors for Baoding to develop its low-carbon city?
  • Methodology
    Case based study
    Aim at theory exploration
  • 2010/3/18
    Data Collection (I)
    • Interview:
    • Mayor
    • Director of the High-Tech Development Zone
    • Government branches, such as development reform committee, department of environmental protection, etc.
    • Major firms in Baoding
    • Experts in different areas
  • 2010/3/18
    Data Collection (II)
    • Statistics Data:
    • Social and Economic development statistics
    • City urban planning data
    • Questionnaire:
    • Major enterprises in Baoding High-Tech Development Zone
  • Findings (I) : Local governance structure change
    International Governance
    National/Central Governance
    Local Governance
    Local Government
    Enterprise
    General Public
  • Findings (II) : Influence of National Policy Change
    Central Government Policy/ Strategy Change
    • 2003, Scientific Outlook on Development
    • 2005-2007, National regulatory and policy framework for sustainable development
    • Local-central policy dynamics.
    Local Government Reaction
    • “Green Path” between economic development and environment : “Electric Valley Project”
    • “Solar City Project”
    • Baoding lobbied the Ministry of Science and Technology for four national titles
  • Findings (III) : Influence of International Governance Change
    National policies
    International organizations
    Local leaders’ oversea visit
    International market change
    Solar PV, Existing World Capacity, 1995-2008
    Wind Power, Existing World Capacity, 1996-2008
  • Conclusions
    Local government stays central in building low-carbon city
    Theoretical model to explain low-carbon city development in China
    New governance model emerged in low-carbon city development
  • Thank you for your comments and suggestions!