Energy Foundation

For The China Sustainable Cities Initiative

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  • Date Awarded
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    18 Months
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The China Sustainable Cities Initiative (CSCI), a program of the Energy Foundation in China, aims to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution in new and existing Chinese cities by improving urban planning and urban transportation. CSCI’s strategy is to conduct pilot projects that spark the design and adoption of effective national policy while building technical capacity to implement its policies locally. Renewed funding for the seventh year of this initiative would produce the following results: Urban planning: Pilot areas of Chenggong in Kunming and Yuelai in Chongqing will finish construction of their projects’ first phases with at least 2 million square meters of low-carbon development by 2014. Other pilot cities, Changsha and Zhuhai, will develop zoning plans that follow new principles for urban planning. At least five additional cities will be selected as "National Green Eco-Neighbourhood Demonstration Projects" and receive implementation subsidies from the national government.Urban transportation: CSCI grantees will work on implementing newly adopted policies for achieving urban planning and transit goals in China’s 12th Five Year Plan. These public transit policies address pricing mechanisms, indicators and evaluations systems, standards, and incentive policies for sustainable development of urban public transit.
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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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