The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) was established with the approval of the Chinese government in 1992. Consisting of senior Chinese and international officials and experts, it serves as a high-level advisory body with a mandate to conduct research and to provide policy recommendations to the Government of China on China’s environment and development. The Council reports to the State Council and each year meets with a senior leader to discuss its recommendations. In November, 2009, CCICED’s Task Force on Pathway Towards a Low Carbon Economy in China, which was Co-Chaired by Liu Shijin (Vice President of the Development Research Center of the State Council of China),
Sir Gordon Conway (Professor, Imperial College, London), and Bjorn Stigson (President of World Business Council for Sustainable Development), presented its final report to the Council’s 2009 Annual General Meeting.* The Task Force’s recommendations contributed to the Council’s 2009 policy recommendations on Energy, Environment and Development, which have been submitted to the Chinese Government.
This present publication outlines in brief the roadmap the Task Force proposes for China to successfully make a transition towards a Low Carbon Economy.