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1 Greening China’s Cities and the Country’s Next Coal Cap An environmental policy presentation. Vivian Yao PEI Summer of Learning Symposium October 3, 2014

2 Summer Background Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)’s Asia headquarters in Beijing, China Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)’s Asia headquarters in Beijing, China Prosper Center—Beijing’s first low carbon emission and sustainable building design. Prosper Center—Beijing’s first low carbon emission and sustainable building design. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Gold Award. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Gold Award. The China Coal Consumption Plan and Policy Research Project, a project of the Climate Change and Energy Policy Team. The China Coal Consumption Plan and Policy Research Project, a project of the Climate Change and Energy Policy Team. Mission: Implement a coal consumption cap strategy and roadmap for achieving negative growth in Chinese total coal consumption and CO 2 by Mission: Implement a coal consumption cap strategy and roadmap for achieving negative growth in Chinese total coal consumption and CO 2 by 2020.

3 China’s Coal Usage Landscape

4 Where is the coal going?

5 Beijing skyline on a severely polluted evening (left) and on a clear evening (right) Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

6 The China Coal Consumption Plan and Policy Research Project Reach coal consumption peak by Reach coal consumption peak by China can develop the policies and technologies needed to cut its coal consumption in the next decade. China can develop the policies and technologies needed to cut its coal consumption in the next decade. Pilot carbon emissions trading program, capping total energy consumption, taxing coal, incentivize energy efficiency and renewable energy Pilot carbon emissions trading program, capping total energy consumption, taxing coal, incentivize energy efficiency and renewable energy Implement in China’s 13 th Five Year Plan ( ) Implement in China’s 13 th Five Year Plan ( )

7 Effective Strategies for China Coal Cap

8 July 30, 2014—China Coal Consumption Cap Plan and Policy Research Project held its second High-level Policy Steering Committee Meting at Beijing Tangla Hotel.

9 September 22, 2014—NRDC Coal Cap Team releases research findings of its two research papers on “International Experience in Coal Consumption Reduction and Clean Coal Development” and “New Outlook on Energy Security and Asian Energy Governance Institutions.”

10 NRDC and the US don’t think so. NRDC at the US-China S&ED. US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (中美战略与经济对话) US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (中美战略与经济对话) Established by President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao in 2009 Established by President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao in 2009 NRDC representatives present…along with Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew NRDC representatives present…along with Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew

11 Summer 2014: Studying Pollution in the World’s Most Polluted City Tsinghua University Beijing 798 Art District Peking University

12 SPECIAL THANKS & 谢谢 PRINCETON ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE PRINCETON IN ASIA NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL


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