As of January 2012, JUCCCE has trained over 200 Chinese mayors and 50 state owned enterprise executives across different sectors on how to build energy smart cities. Together these mayors represent over 400 million people. At last November’s mayoral training, we gave out copies of our Chinese translation of the PlaNYC to 55 mayors, JUCCCEr Steve Hammer spoke about Climate Change Adaptation and discussed increasing need for ecotourism solutions. We at JUCCCE are currently look
JUCCCE is proud to present our Chinese translation of PlaNYC, the sustainability plan for New York City. At the C40 Climate Leadership Conference in Hong Kong this November, NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg held up the translation as an example for future collaboration between cities to effect environmental change. From an initial print run of 700 copies of the translation, hundreds were given away at the C40 conference, and 55 Chinese mayors each received copies at the JUCCCE mayora
This past Tuesday, JUCCCE organized a Mayoral Training session on waste water training. The session, which brings together many of China’s mayors in a discussion about efforts to make China’s cities greener, is especially pertinent considering that China’s energy demands and carbon footprint increase day after day. Over the past quarter century, China’s demand for energy has tripled, with industrial energy demand accounting for about 70% of energy demand in China. Mayors have
Note: The following article was taken from Treehugger.com. "There are lots of questions"
To meet its ambitious goals -- a 20 percent increase in energy productivity and a ten percent decrease in emissions compared to 2005 levels by the end of 2010 -- China will need to rely on strong national policies, like the so-called "green" stimulus package. But it will also require the determination of the officials overseeing the country's ferocious, unprecedented urbanization -- Chin
Note: The following article was taken from China Daily. If you compare modern photographs of colleges in the English university city of Oxford, with those taken little more than 50 years ago, you will instantly notice a remarkable difference. Today the picturesque sandstone buildings are a near pristine golden yellow in color, but, before the passing of the Clean Air Act in the UK in 1956, they were more or less uniformly black. Years of choking fumes from open fireplaces in
Note: the following post was taken from BusinessGreen.com. Organized by the Joint US-China Cooperation on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), the event kicked off on 18 May in Beijing, with former deputy mayor of London Nicky Gavron in attendance. JUCCCE said the course would provide officials with guidance on how to reduce power demand, roll out renewable energy technologies and create a green local economy. International best practice strategies are also being presented, with an emphasi
Note: The following post was taken from China Daily. Peggy Liu said she believes the world may have only five years to avert an environmental disaster. The internationally renowned environmental champion, who now heads a joint Sino-American clean energy body, said that time is running out fast. "The scary thing is that five years is just the blink of an eye in energy terms. Two years ago, we perhaps thought we had 10 years," she said in an interview in Beijing last week. Liu'
Due to a dramatic increase in China’s energy use over the past few years, large scale innovative partnerships to develop more energy efficient strategies for cities are in high demand. JUCCCE facilitated and initiated the first steps towards developing these partnerships through a Mayoral Training Discussion on July 24. At the discussion, we brought together industry leaders from various multinational corporations who can deploy energy products and services in China, as well