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


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

  1. 1. Low-carbon City Development in China: A Case of Baoding<br />Meng,Y., Dai, Y., Liu, Z., Zhang, H., Qi, Y.<br />School of Public Policy and Management<br />Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Background and Brief Introduction<br />Research Question<br />Methodology<br />Data and Findings<br />Conclusions<br />
  3. 3. Background and Introduction<br />Raise up of “Low-carbon City” concept<br />Baoding’s low-carbon city development experience<br />
  4. 4. Low-carbon City Development<br /><ul><li>Low carbon related concepts are widely spread all over the world
  5. 5. National efforts towards low carbon development
  6. 6. Efforts that local government makes towards LCC</li></li></ul><li>Low Carbon City initiatives in China<br />
  7. 7. Baoding:<br />Location: Hebei Province<br />Population:11,234,000 (urban population 1,060,100)<br />Area:22,109 square kilometers <br />GDP:119,996 billion yuan (2006)<br />Baoding<br />
  8. 8. Low-carbon city development in Baoding<br />
  9. 9.
  10. 10. Baoding, He-Bei Province<br />
  11. 11. Research Question<br />WHY/HOW:<br />Did Baoding select this low-carbon development model?<br />What are the driven factors for Baoding to develop its low-carbon city? <br />
  12. 12. Methodology<br />Case based study<br />Aim at theory exploration<br />
  13. 13. 2010/3/18<br />Data Collection (I)<br /><ul><li>Interview:
  14. 14. Mayor
  15. 15. Director of the High-Tech Development Zone
  16. 16. Government branches, such as development reform committee, department of environmental protection, etc.
  17. 17. Major firms in Baoding
  18. 18. Experts in different areas</li></li></ul><li>2010/3/18<br />Data Collection (II) <br /><ul><li>Statistics Data:
  19. 19. Social and Economic development statistics
  20. 20. City urban planning data
  21. 21. Questionnaire:
  22. 22. Major enterprises in Baoding High-Tech Development Zone</li></li></ul><li>Findings (I) : Local governance structure change <br />International Governance<br />National/Central Governance<br />Local Governance<br />Local Government<br />Enterprise<br />General Public<br />
  23. 23. Findings (II) : Influence of National Policy Change<br />Central Government Policy/ Strategy Change<br /><ul><li>2003, Scientific Outlook on Development
  24. 24. 2005-2007, National regulatory and policy framework for sustainable development
  25. 25. Local-central policy dynamics. </li></ul>Local Government Reaction<br /><ul><li> “Green Path” between economic development and environment : “Electric Valley Project”
  26. 26. “Solar City Project”
  27. 27. Baoding lobbied the Ministry of Science and Technology for four national titles</li></li></ul><li>Findings (III) : Influence of International Governance Change<br />National policies<br />International organizations<br />Local leaders’ oversea visit<br />International market change<br />Solar PV, Existing World Capacity, 1995-2008<br />Wind Power, Existing World Capacity, 1996-2008<br />
  28. 28. Conclusions<br />Local government stays central in building low-carbon city<br />Theoretical model to explain low-carbon city development in China<br />New governance model emerged in low-carbon city development<br />
  29. 29. Thank you for your comments and suggestions!<br />