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  • Seizing the Opportunities of Green Development in China

    This report is part of the China 2030, a joint report by the Development Research Center of the State Council and the World Bank. The report shows that China's traditional development model is no longer feasible, and that green development is a new opportunity for China. Green transformation can not only become a source of economic growth, but also improve the quality of growth, transforming China into a “modern, harmonious, and creative high-income society” by 2030. ...

  • Equitable Access to Sustainable Development: Contribution to the Body of Scientific Knowledge

    This report was mandated by the BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change and prepared by BASIC experts group, including expert from the Development Research Center of State Council, P.R. China. Based on carbon equity, the report provides solutions to global climate change. The report consists of two parts: one is a synthesis report jointly accomplished by BASIC experts group, and the other are country reports prepared by the experts from respective countries. The ...

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  • The impacts of climate change on the People's Republic of China's grain output: Regional and crop perspective

    This paper aims to investigate the impacts of climate change on the People's Republic of China's (PRC) grain output using rural household survey data. The paper highlights the regional differences of impacts by estimating output elasticities (with respect to climate change) for different grain crops and different regions.

  • Can China achieve Green Growth?

    Green growth, as the most profound and comprehensive transformation of the development model since the Industrial Revolution, represents great opportunities, as well as formidable challenges for China. To seize the opportunities, we first need to understand what green growth really means. The opportunities of green growth cannot be seen in traditional industrialised thinking. We should understand the concept of green growth in new thinking and discuss it in the dynamic ...

  • From Burden-sharing to Opportunity-sharing: unlocking the climate negotiations

    Since traditional fossil fuel-based economic growth is coupled with carbon emissions, mitigation is regarded as a burden on economic growth in conventional thinking about climate change. The scarcity of global emission budget as well as the “global public goods” interpretation of climate changes has led climate change negotiations into a burden-sharing deadlock. However, some recent economics studies have shed some lights that mitigation could actually promote local economic ...

  • [Working Paper]How could carbon emissions reduction promote economic development: A theoretical framework

    The key to solve global climate change problem is to decouple growth from the heavy use of fossil fuel and to transfer to low carbon economy. Nonetheless, the economic analysis on climate change has been obstructed by the incompetence of marginal analysis which focuses on the topological nature of resource allocations in a given structure. It suggests that mitigation is a burden on economic growth and, consequently, international negotiation has become a burden-sharing ...

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