Programme Paper

Chatham House, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences,Energy Research Institute, Jilin University, E3G

This report is the result of two years of analysis of energy pathways, policy indicators, technology trends and investment requirements. It provides the building blocks for Jilin City to take a decisive step towards achieving low carbon development and become a national leader in China. The report argues that low carbon development is highly consistent with the city's existing objectives, including reducing energy intensity by shifting its manufacturing base to higher-added-value, advanced technology products; achieving excellent resource efficiency (the circular economy); realizing balanced urban-rural growth; and, critically, fulfilling China's scientific development concept.