World Resources Institute

For Water Use And Climate Change In Western China

  • Amount
    $400,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/14/2015
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Strategies
Overview
The government of China is proposing to move carbon intensive industries and coal-fired power generation out of the Eastern provinces and into the less-developed, environmentally sensitive Western provinces. This project seeks to create and expand tools for state planners, academics, and NGOs to quantify the water risks and trade-offs that come with developing Western China’s massive coal reserves. Often the Chinese government will approve coal projects without adequate information on the supply of water needed for the project. Through this grant, the World Resources Institute will also promote the concept of tying new coal projects in water-stressed areas to comprehensive environmental impact reviews.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.wri.org/ 
Address
10 G Street, N.E.
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002-4252
Grants to this Grantee
for U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on Energy, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development  
This grant to the World Resources Institute will fund the continuation of the Track II climate dialogue between senior nongovernmental advisors and former statesmen from the U.S. and China. These talks provide the opportunity to raise and address issues in less-formal forums and build trust for the time when climate policy is back on the agenda of the U.S. and China. The project will work with actors from across the political spectrum with the aim of building ambition on both sides. This grant will support convening and analysis.
for the Beijing Congestion Charging project  
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 work on scaling up the Low Emissions Zone and Congestion Charging mechanisms in Beijing to 10-20 other cities in China. The instruments will contribute to solving three problems: air pollution, carbon emission, and traffic congestion.
for the governor's climate unit  
The World Resources Institute will provide funding to Washington State to allow the governor to increase staff capacity to explore and advance state climate policies, strengthen collaboration on regional climate action with other Western states, and support a national partnership of governors working together toward state climate and clean energy goals.

Search Our Grantmaking


By Keyword