- Country: China
- Province: Yunnan
- Geographic Coverage: National, Provincial
- Lead Local Agencies:
- China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED)
- Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy (PRCEE)
- Yunnan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China
- Green Growth Transition
China is currently the world’s second largest economy. This achievement has come at the cost of over 3 decades of environment degradation. China’s growth has been driven by the traditional fossil-based growth model, which has made the country the world’s largest Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emitter.
Acknowledging that this growth model is unsustainable, the Government of China (GoC) has made a commitment to a green transition that will foster move inclusive, sustainable economic growth. However, given the size, complexities and regional disparities that China faces, the shift to green growth presents both considerable challenges and opportunities.
GGGI supported China’s green growth efforts primarily in the Province of Yunnan in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, while continuing its support in Yunnan province, GGGI facilitated the knowledge sharing on eco-industrial cluster zones by introducing relevant experience from Korea. At the national-level, GGGI worked with International Organizations and in-country partners to conduct research and raise the level of awareness on green growth principles.
In 2014, GGGI also produced chapters for UNEP’s “Green Economy: theory, methods, and cases from the United Nation’s perspective” textbook for Chinese authorities.
In 2015, GGGI published the “Scoping the Green Growth Opportunities in China” in partnership with China’s Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy (PRCEE). The report serves as an important resource outlining China’s green growth progress to date and the next steps to be taken in the transition to inclusive, sustainable development.