December 19, 2010

China’s Low Carbon Transformation: Drivers, Challenges, and Paths

by Jiahua Pan

- The author demonstrates that China’s low carbon transformation is largely driven from domestic considerations. For china the question is not to make the transformation into a low carbon economy, but how to accelerate the process. In the meantime, low carbon transformation in China has to face many serious challenges. A dilemma exists that a higher carbon may actually help raise necessary resources for promoting low carbon solutions. Understanding and international cooperation are essential for China’s low carbon transformation.

Pan, J. (2010). "China’s Low Carbon Transformation: Drivers, Challenges, and Paths." CCEP working paper 6.10, Oct 2010.