China-Partnership for Climate Action

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Overview

“The Institute for Sustainable Communities and the World Resources Institute-with funding from USAID and the private sector-have been working in Guangdong and Jiangsu to help build capacity of local leaders, build non-traditional networks, and encourage integrated solutions, civic engagement, and resource efficiency... To overcome [regulatory implementation and building capacity] barriers, ISC based its Guangdong and Jiangsu program on its U.S. climate leadership academies which connect local practitioners to help accelerate energy efficiency actions and climate solutions by allowing sharing of best practices... ISC established environmental health and safety academies with strong energy efficiency and GHG accounting components. These were established to address the biggest issue in lack of implementation and building capacity which is that there simply are not enough qualified people. These EHS academies strive to train local managers and practitioners who understand the technical and managerial systems behind energy efficiency and GHG accounting issues through which they can advocate for change within their home institutions... To promote GHG reductions in the power sector, ISC brings together specialists from both the US and China to make energy efficiency models for the Chinese power sectors which focus on bringing financial resources to encourage access to new low emission technology.”

References

  1.  "Partnership for Climate Action"