Energy Foundation

For The China Sustainable Cities Initiative

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    12 Months
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The China Sustainable Cities Initiative (CSCI) is a project of the Energy Foundation. The overarching goal of the China Sustainable Cities Initiative is to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution in new and existing Chinese cities by promoting sustainable urbanization, sound transportation systems, and energy efficient buildings. To ensure the unprecedented wave of urban development follows the greenest possible path, the Initiative focuses on sustainable urban layout and sustainable transport systems. The work in Year IV of this initiative will center on: - Consolidate comprehensive pilot projects that integrate sustainable urban planning and green transportation; - Develop national and provincial policy based on pilot success ; and - Enhance local technical capacity. The Initiative’s main anticipated results in sustainable transportation and urban design is to limit car trips to less than 25% of mode share thereby dramatically reducing the emissions of carbon and other pollutants from the urban transport sector.
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Grants to this Grantee
for industry decarbonization roadmap and communications  
This grant will help Energy Foundation strengthen its industry-related work in China, including improving its strategic communication components, as it continues to support decarbonization in China’s petrochemical and nonferrous metal sectors. (Substrategy: China National Policy)
for general operating support  
This grant supports the Energy Foundation’s work to achieve greenhouse gas emissions neutrality, world-class air quality standards, energy access, and green growth in China. (Substrategy: Philanthropic Capacity)
for zero-emission road freight program  
Energy Foundation’s Transportation Program will use this grant to advance zero-emission trucks. EF will support grantees in China to evaluate the performance of zero-emission trucks in inter-city operations in order to inform regulations that aim to electrify China’s trucks. This work is aligned with the Hewlett Foundation’s zero-emission road freight strategy. (Substrategy: Electrification)

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