Climate Smart Low Carbon Cities in China
Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Climate-Smart Low-Carbon Cities (CSLCC) project is designed to provide four Chinese cities access to the skills, tools and support they need to implement effective plans for large-scale GHG reductions. The 18-month project is implemented by the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) under the oversight of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), with support from the China National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC).
CSLCC will promote U.S.-China exchange on best practices in urban sustainability. ISC and NCSC have selected four Chinese cities that are poised to accelerate local low-carbon development. The cities have set low carbon development targets including early peaking, energy efficiency, and low carbon transportation. The CSLCC team will assess the low-carbon development plans, commitments and capacity needs of the participating cities and provide practical, highly customized support to the cities in the form of international city exchanges, customized technical trainings, capacitating activities and technical assistance on developing and executing climate action plans. The CSLCC project will disseminate knowledge products, best practices and lessons learned to scale-up low-carbon initiatives across China.