For The China Sustainable Cities Initiative
Type of SupportGeneral Support/Program
The China Sustainable Cities Initiative (CSCI), a program of the Energy Foundation China, aims to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution from transportation in new and existing Chinese cities. There is a unique opportunity to assist China with developing sustainable urban policies and regulations to impact the largest urban landscape as a result of the most massive rural-to-urban human migration in history. CSCI’s strategy is to conduct targeted pilot projects that spark the design and adoption of effective national policy while building technical capacity to scale up. With renewed funding in 2015, CSCI will focus primarily on national policy and training and communication as the country prepares for the 13th Five Year Plan.
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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 the China Sustainable Cities Initiative
A project of the Energy Foundation, the China Sustainable Cities Initiative has as its goal to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution in new and existing Chinese cities by improving urban planning and urban transportation. It conducts pilot projects to spark the design and adoption of effective national policy while building technical capacity to implement its policies locally. Renewed funding for the sixth year of this Initiative should produce these results: In urban planning: The pilot project areas of Chenggong in Kunming and Yuelai in Chongqing begin construction of development projects that follow low-carbon eco-city planning principles. Also, the Ministry of Housing and Urban and Rural Development adopts a national guideline for nonmotorized transportation systems planning and design.In urban transportation: The Ministry of Transportation adopts its 12th Five-Year Plan for public transit and identifies national pilot cities under its Transit Metropolis program. All pilot cities will be required to finish development of local regulations and action plans to promote public transit.