Environmental Defense Fund

For Support Of Pathways To Carbon Neutrality In China

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    12 Months
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This grant aims to work with existing policy frameworks in China to help align China’s new climate announcements with its existing social and economic reform agenda. EDF will promote a faster, lower, and more robust emission reduction pathway that can potentially avoid 28 billion tons of CO2 by 2035 in China. It will help build a foundation of technical knowledge, shared understanding, and leadership so that China can be on track for faster and lower level of emissions peaking by 2025. (Substrategy: China National Policy)
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