ICCSD brings together more than 20 top domestic institutions and think tanks to conduct fundamental, proactive policy analysis and research on China's medium- and long-term low-carbon transition of the energy and economy for 2030 and 2050, in order to provide support to China's long-term mitigation strategy for greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Agreement. This project comprises 18 sub-topics and was launched in October 2018.
China's medium- and long-term economic and social development scenario analysis and low-carbon transition strategies and approaches.
Low-carbon development strategies and pathways for major sectors including but not limited to industry, transport and buildings.
Goals, strategies and technology choices of low-carbon development in the energy and power systems.
Synergistic goals, strategies and co-benefits for air quality improvement and carbon dioxide reduction.
Strategies, measures and pathways for emission reductions of non-energy-related CO2 and other greenhouse gases, and policy support for low-carbon emissions.
Faced with the dual challenges of combating air pollution and addressing climate change, environmental and climate co-governance is not only a cutting-edge issue in global academic research, but also a major global strategic demand. ICCSD organizes research efforts from many disciplines in Tsinghua University, collaborating with UNEP and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to perform global case studies, using the concept of synergistic goals, measures and effects to explore the different challenges faced by China and the world in achieving environmental and climate goals and their common causes, and to analyze how to construct an integrated policy system of collaborative governance under the requirements of sustainable development,
The report shows that a growing number of countries at different stages of development, including China, are trying or have already engaged in climate and environmental co-governance. Assessing the net benefits of collaborative governance will help governments make more comprehensive decisions about national development, environmental protection and combating climate risks.
The Institute has carried out joint research with the United Nations Environment Program and the climate and clean air alliance, and released the joint report "collaborative governance of environment and climate - good practices of China and other countries" during the UN climate action summit in September 2019. The report presents cases of collaborative governance between China and Chile, Finland, Norway, the United Kingdom, Ghana and Mexico. In particular, China's air pollution control and response to climate change have achieved significant synergy benefits in Beijing Tianjin Hebei, Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta.
Methane is the second largest greenhouse gas (GHG) after carbon dioxide (CO2). The global warming potential of methane is around 84-87 times greater than that of CO2 in a 20-year period, and 28-36 times higher than that of CO2 over a 100-year time frame. Methane is also the second largest greenhouse