Wednesday, 29th August 2012
UK: Low-Carbon Growth Links with China
Source: House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee(UK)
From the Introduction:
The People’s Republic of China is the fastest growing economy in the world. By 2030, China could account for half of the world’s emissions. But China’s ambitions to grow its green economy as it attempts to reduce emissions mean that it is also likely to be a world leader in low-carbon development. One of the four key priorities set out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change is to “drive ambitious action on climate change at home and abroad”. One of UK Trade and Investment’s headline objectives is “winning high value opportunities in overseas markets for UK businesses of all sizes”. Engagement with China on low-carbon development ought to be at the heart of the UK’s efforts to achieve both of these goals.
China has set out some of the most ambitious decarbonisation plans in the world. The scale of ambition and activity mean that this is the ideal time for the UK to work together with China to help ensure that plans to reduce emissions are delivered successfully. The UK can learn from China’s experiences, for example in using smart grid technology and high voltage direct current transmission. As China develops its policies and programmes, there are opportunities to share the UK’s own experiences in this area and to avoid the problems that have afflicted schemes such as the EU Emissions Trading System. Furthermore, a strong policy on emissions reduction at home provides a clear signal to the rest of the world that may catalyse action. The UK can be regarded as a key reference point on climate change mitigation activity technology, and its leadership will help to promote the low-carbon growth model internationally.
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