World Resources Institute

For The Beijing Congestion Charging Project

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The goal of the World Resources Institute’s Sustainable Cities Program in China is to ensure that cities drive economic opportunity, while mitigating pollution, sustaining natural resources, and improving quality of life. China is the largest carbon emitter in the world, and transport emissions are a significant part given the rapid urban and vehicle growth in cities. By 2030, transport will be 33 percent of China’s total carbon emissions. With this grant, the Institute will support the implementation of Low Emissions Zone and Congestion Charging mechanisms in Beijing, and set up a model for replication in more Chinese cities. The instruments will contribute to solve three problems: air pollution, carbon emission, and traffic congestion.
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