|Policy status:||In Force|
|Date Effective:||2013 (November)|
|Policy Type:||Policy Support>Strategic planning|
|Policy Target:||Resilience / Adaptation|
|Agency:||The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)|
Following the enactment of China's Twelfth Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development of the People's Republic of China for the decomposition of CO2 emissions per capita GDP reduction to all provinces, the NDRC in 2013 formulated assessment measures for the greenhouse gas emission control target. This entailed deeper implementation of the 5-year plan and capacity-building development.
This Strategy specifies the guiding thoughts and principles in adapting to climate change on a national level by 2020.
The Strategy covers seven areas as infrastructure, health, tourism, water, coastal region, forest, agriculture and has several main objectives:
The commitment to climate change is found in the context of the Doha Climate Change Conference and the priority of including ecological development and incorporate it into the "five-in-one" arrangement for socialism with Chinese characteristics with a focus on promoting green, cyclical and low-carbon development.
Summary of climate change directives:
To mitigate climate change China is:
(I) Adjusting industrial structure
(II) Energy conservation and improving energy efficiency
(III) Optimizing the energy structure
(IV) Controlling emission from non-energy activity
(V) Increasing carbon sink
Also, China has taken positive action to boot the capabilities of monitoring the impact of climate change and to improve the capabilities to deal with extreme weather and climate events. All these efforts have lessened the negative impact of climate change on economic and social development, production and people’s lives.
For climate change adaptation key intrest areas are:
(III) Water Resources
(IV) Coastal Areas
(VI) Public Health
|Related policies:||China's Policies and Actions on Climate Change（2014）|
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