Pursuing low-carbon growth policy at unprecedented scale

China has pursued aggressive climate and energy policies with particular focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Still, between 2000 and 2010, China represented 68% of the increase in global energy-related CO₂ emissions.


These graphs show the changes in policy in the Power, Industry, and Buildings sectors in China


Power Total installed capacity targets

Policy encouraged increased renewable energy deployment through a mix of generation targets.


    Industry Phase out targets

    The government set specific targets for many large industries regarding how much capacity was to be phased out or retired.


      Buildings Estimated impact of policies targeting energy use reduction

      Increased enforcement of energy building codes saved an estimated 60 million tonnes of coal equivalent per year, more than all other targeted policies combined.