Energy Foundation’s China Sustainable Cities Program and the World Resources Institute EMBARQ programme are using international best practice and technical assistance in city demonstration projects to provide a policy and implementation blueprint to cities on the use of climate-smart urban design principles.
These programs are building an improved evidence database by supporting research on the technical challenges and solutions to the implementation of transit-oriented development principles, and building increased capacity by training key implementers (e.g. mayors, planners) and advocates (e.g. urban sustainability non-governmental organisations) in China, as well as sharing knowledge with other cities in China.
The goal of the China Sustainable Cities Program is to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution in new and existing Chinese cities by promoting sustainable urbanization and transportation systems.Through, the CIFF’s grant, the program aims to contribute the abatement potential of around 318 million tonnes CO2-equivalent per year in 2030. In addition, it will contribute to increased take up of a model of development that reduces car dependency and increases modal shift, reduces the lock-in of high-carbon road infrastructure, limits urban sprawl, and improves transport efficiency and air quality.
|Location||China, East Asia and Pacific|
|Value||USD 8 Million|