STATES AND REGIONS
LEADING THE WAY TO A
LOW CARBON ECONOMYLOW CARBON ECONOMY
STATES AND REGIONS
On behalf of subnational governments around the world Premier Charest of QuebecOn behalf of subnational...
SCOTLANDSCOTLAND
The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 sets an interim target to reduce
GHGs by 42% by 2020, and 80% by 2...
“We have passed an historic, groundbreaking bill that
sets an international example that we hope othersp p
will follow.”
A...
NORTH RHINE WESTPHALIANORTH RHINE WESTPHALIA
By 2020, 100 new and existing residential estates are to be
extended to meet ...
“North Rhine Westphalia is among the most modernp g
and important energy regions worldwide. The result
is a special respon...
CALIFORNIACALIFORNIA
The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, also known as AB32, establishes a
comprehensive programme t...
“I am very proud that California is a founding member
of this great organization. Together we have doneof this great organ...
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Is the first North AmericanIs the first North American
jurisdiction to introduce a revenue
neutral carbon...
“The challenge we face is enormous, but with decisive
action, it can be met. It must be met if we want to
sustain the qual...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
South Australia’s solar feed-in scheme was the first of its type in the
country. Households and small ener...
“South Australia has achieved a great deal in the field ofSouth Australia has achieved a great deal in the field of
climat...
QUEBECQUEBEC
A North American first, Quebec’s duty on gasoline and fossil fuels will assure
C $200 i i f i i i i iCAD$200 ...
BASQUE REGIONBASQUE REGION
The CIC energiGune centre has been created to work with renewable energy
including ocean energy...
ONTARIO
The Far North Planning Initiative will protect at least 225,000km2 of the Far North
Boreal region, and give priori...
“Climate change is the defining issue of our
generation — we've come a long way, but we have
more to do together ”more to ...
ILE-DE-FRANCE
Aims to produce more thermalAims to produce more thermal
energy, notably by installing 35,000
m² of new sola...
WALLONIAWALLONIA
To increase production of
renewable energy from 1.8% inrenewable energy from 1.8% in
2000 to 8% in 2010, ...
SÃO PAULO
Is promoting the
recovery of the riparian
forest by extending
forest cover from 13.9%
to 20% of the state
territ...
“Th t f th Sã P l St t d th“The government of the São Paulo State proposed the
minimum reduction of 20% in the emissions o...
FLANDERSFLANDERS
Road and registration tax reforms
will promote the purchase ofp p
environmentally friendly cars and
use o...
“The climate is changing Are you changing too?”The climate is changing. Are you changing too?
MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS,
EN...
WESTERN AUSTRALIAWESTERN AUSTRALIA
Requires landfill sites to
d d hcapture and use or destroy methane
gas emissions.
CATALONIA
Is developing solar thermal power for industrial processes.p g p p
WALES
Aims for all newAims for all new
buildings to be zero
carbon from 2011.
MANITOBA
As a result of innovative loans programmes, Manitoba is the North American
leader in ground source heat pump inst...
“Manitobans can be proud of their leadership ona toba s ca be p oud o t e eade s p o
climate change. Although our emission...
“Wales is exceptionally well placed to lead the
transition to low carbon economies: in which energytransition to low carbo...
ARAGON
Grants subsidies to promote the development and introduction of renewable
energy such as biomass gasification and h...
VICTORIA
Is rolling out smart electricity meters to all residential and small
business electricity consumers.
BRITTANYBRITTANY
Aims to generate 1000 MW of energy from land-based wind farms in
2010 d dditi l 500 MW f ff h t bi b 2015...
QUEENSLAND
Has committed to allowing no new coal-fired power station to be approved in
Queensland unless it uses world’s b...
UPPER AUSTRIAUPPER AUSTRIA
Will complete its exit from use of oil and coal for heating and electricity
generation by 2030 ...
SOUTH HOLLANDSOUTH HOLLAND
Is investigating public private partnerships and revolving funds to
stimulate geothermal drilli...
“We strongly support the States and Regions network’s
mission to obtain recognition of the role of states
and regions in t...
BAVARIA
Has a target to increase the contribution of geothermal energy to 1 to 2%Has a target to increase the contribution...
NEW SOUTH WALES
i i i i i i iImplemented the first energy efficiency certificates trading scheme in the
world in 2003, req...
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  1. 1. STATES AND REGIONS LEADING THE WAY TO A LOW CARBON ECONOMYLOW CARBON ECONOMY
  2. 2. STATES AND REGIONS On behalf of subnational governments around the world Premier Charest of QuebecOn behalf of subnational governments around the world, Premier Charest of Quebec highlighted the importance of subnational action in implementing a Global Deal before distinguished guests, including the UN Secretary General, at Climate Week NYC’sdistinguished guests, including the UN Secretary General, at Climate Week NYC s Opening Ceremonies.
  3. 3. SCOTLANDSCOTLAND The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 sets an interim target to reduce GHGs by 42% by 2020, and 80% by 2050, compared to 1990 levels. Emissions from international aviation and shipping are included in the targets.
  4. 4. “We have passed an historic, groundbreaking bill that sets an international example that we hope othersp p will follow.” ALEX SALMOND, FIRST MINISTER SCOTLANDSCOTLAND
  5. 5. NORTH RHINE WESTPHALIANORTH RHINE WESTPHALIA By 2020, 100 new and existing residential estates are to be extended to meet solar estate standards of the future with passiveextended to meet solar estate standards of the future, with passive buildings and geothermal heat pumps.
  6. 6. “North Rhine Westphalia is among the most modernp g and important energy regions worldwide. The result is a special responsibility.” CHRISTA THOBEN MINISTER OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS AND ENERGY NORTH RHINE WESTPHALIA
  7. 7. CALIFORNIACALIFORNIA The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, also known as AB32, establishes a comprehensive programme to achieve real quantifiable and cost effectivecomprehensive programme to achieve real, quantifiable and cost effective reductions in GHGs.
  8. 8. “I am very proud that California is a founding member of this great organization. Together we have doneof this great organization. Together we have done fantastic work. You were instrumental in helping pass AB 32 California’s landmark greenhouse gaspass AB-32, California’s landmark greenhouse gas reduction law....Our leadership is now pushing the Federal government to act also. You all are ‘Emissions Terminators’…so let’s all continue working together!” GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER CALIFORNIA
  9. 9. BRITISH COLUMBIA Is the first North AmericanIs the first North American jurisdiction to introduce a revenue neutral carbon tax.neutral carbon tax.
  10. 10. “The challenge we face is enormous, but with decisive action, it can be met. It must be met if we want to sustain the quality of life we enjoy today for oursustain the quality of life we enjoy today for our children and our grandchildren. So let’s work together and let’s make them proud ”together, and let’s make them proud.” PREMIER, GORDON CAMPBELL BRITISH COLUMBIA
  11. 11. SOUTH AUSTRALIA South Australia’s solar feed-in scheme was the first of its type in the country. Households and small energy consumers using solar panels are rewarded with a guaranteed tariff of AU44 cents for every kilowatt hour they feed back into the electricity grid.
  12. 12. “South Australia has achieved a great deal in the field ofSouth Australia has achieved a great deal in the field of climate change and we are seen by many environmental i i i iexperts as being an international exemplar. For instance, we lead Australia in the development of renewable energy, and we have introduced climate change legislation that is the first of its kind in Australia. As the nation’s first Minister forfirst of its kind in Australia. As the nation s first Minister for Sustainability and Climate Change, I am determined to i t i thi t d t b i b t f d lmaintain this momentum and to bring about profound, long- term change.” PREMIER MIKE RANN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
  13. 13. QUEBECQUEBEC A North American first, Quebec’s duty on gasoline and fossil fuels will assure C $200 i i f i i i i iCAD$200 million per year to fund actions to help achieve its emission reduction target of 6% below 1990 levels by 2012.
  14. 14. BASQUE REGIONBASQUE REGION The CIC energiGune centre has been created to work with renewable energy including ocean energy, energy storage and fuel batteries, biomass andincluding ocean energy, energy storage and fuel batteries, biomass and high temperature solar thermal energy.
  15. 15. ONTARIO The Far North Planning Initiative will protect at least 225,000km2 of the Far North Boreal region, and give priority protection to key ecological features such as endangered species habitat.
  16. 16. “Climate change is the defining issue of our generation — we've come a long way, but we have more to do together ”more to do, together. PREMIER DALTON MCGUINTY ONTARIO
  17. 17. ILE-DE-FRANCE Aims to produce more thermalAims to produce more thermal energy, notably by installing 35,000 m² of new solar panels every year, i iextending heating networks and connecting 30,000 new homes to these networks by 2010.
  18. 18. WALLONIAWALLONIA To increase production of renewable energy from 1.8% inrenewable energy from 1.8% in 2000 to 8% in 2010, the Walloon Government has introduced a system of green certificates, quotas of renewable energy to be supplied by energy services companies.
  19. 19. SÃO PAULO Is promoting the recovery of the riparian forest by extending forest cover from 13.9% to 20% of the state territoryterritory
  20. 20. “Th t f th Sã P l St t d th“The government of the São Paulo State proposed the minimum reduction of 20% in the emissions of GHG up to 2020 (baseline 2005). This was the goal presented last August (2008) by the Environmentpresented last August (2008) by the Environment Secretary of São Paulo, Mr. Xico Graziano, to the Governor Jose Serra related to a law project aboutGovernor Jose Serra, related to a law project about the climate change that will be directed to the State Legislature.” STATE ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY SÃO PAULO
  21. 21. FLANDERSFLANDERS Road and registration tax reforms will promote the purchase ofp p environmentally friendly cars and use of transport alternatives.
  22. 22. “The climate is changing Are you changing too?”The climate is changing. Are you changing too? MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS, ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE, FLANDERS
  23. 23. WESTERN AUSTRALIAWESTERN AUSTRALIA Requires landfill sites to d d hcapture and use or destroy methane gas emissions.
  24. 24. CATALONIA Is developing solar thermal power for industrial processes.p g p p
  25. 25. WALES Aims for all newAims for all new buildings to be zero carbon from 2011.
  26. 26. MANITOBA As a result of innovative loans programmes, Manitoba is the North American leader in ground source heat pump installations, quadrupling sales in recent years.
  27. 27. “Manitobans can be proud of their leadership ona toba s ca be p oud o t e eade s p o climate change. Although our emissions are comparatively low thanks to an abundance ofcomparatively low thanks to an abundance of renewable hydro resources, our citizens recognized early on that we must be part of the solution of the global climate challenge.”g g MANITOBA’S CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLANMANITOBA S CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN 2008
  28. 28. “Wales is exceptionally well placed to lead the transition to low carbon economies: in which energytransition to low carbon economies: in which energy is used efficiently, is produced as near to the ibl d it th i i fconsumer as possible and emits the minimum of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.” JANE DAVIDSON MINISTER FOR ENVIRONMENT,MINISTER FOR ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY AND HOUSING WALESWALES
  29. 29. ARAGON Grants subsidies to promote the development and introduction of renewable energy such as biomass gasification and hydrogen or thermoelectric solar energy.
  30. 30. VICTORIA Is rolling out smart electricity meters to all residential and small business electricity consumers.
  31. 31. BRITTANYBRITTANY Aims to generate 1000 MW of energy from land-based wind farms in 2010 d dditi l 500 MW f ff h t bi b 20152010 and an additional 500 MW from offshore turbines by 2015.
  32. 32. QUEENSLAND Has committed to allowing no new coal-fired power station to be approved in Queensland unless it uses world’s best practice low emission technology and is C b C d S dCarbon Capture and Storage-ready.
  33. 33. UPPER AUSTRIAUPPER AUSTRIA Will complete its exit from use of oil and coal for heating and electricity generation by 2030 and reduce its emissions up to 65%generation by 2030 and reduce its emissions up to 65%.
  34. 34. SOUTH HOLLANDSOUTH HOLLAND Is investigating public private partnerships and revolving funds to stimulate geothermal drillingstimulate geothermal drilling.
  35. 35. “We strongly support the States and Regions network’s mission to obtain recognition of the role of states and regions in the UNFCCC Long-Term Cooperativeand regions in the UNFCCC Long-Term Cooperative Agreement on Climate Change.” MR. JAN FRANSSEN QUEEN’S COMMISSIONERQUEEN’S COMMISSIONER SOUTH HOLLAND
  36. 36. BAVARIA Has a target to increase the contribution of geothermal energy to 1 to 2%Has a target to increase the contribution of geothermal energy to 1 to 2% of electricity generated and heat supplied.
  37. 37. NEW SOUTH WALES i i i i i i iImplemented the first energy efficiency certificates trading scheme in the world in 2003, requiring electricity retailers and other parties by legislation to meet mandatory targets for reducing GHG emissions resulting from theto meet mandatory targets for reducing GHG emissions resulting from the electricity they supply or consume.

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