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Study: China’s new policies will lower CO2 emissions faster, without preventing economic growth

On February 9th, CECP researchers were featured on the MIT homepage for a new study in Energy Economics analyzing the impact of new policies in China on the country's energy system and carbon emissions. Learn more here...

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Paving the Way for Policy

MIT-Tsinghua University Project, Publications Advance U.S.-China Climate Cooperation

CECP study shows China could achieve peak CO2 emissions by 2030 without undermining long-term economic growth. More...


Engaging Civil Society Will Help Ensure Transparent and Credible Review of Climate Pledges

How research universities and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) can contribute to the process

Joint Program's Michael Davidson and Valerie Karplus blog in The Conversation. More...

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Sharing Climate Research and Strategies in Paris

MIT events throughout climate talks underscore Institute’s global perspectives and partnerships

Joint Program and other MIT attendees explore China's role, call for international collaboration, and witness history in the making. More...


Where Wai (Outer) Meets Nei (Inner)

How China’s international and domestic policy positions reinforce each other

Joint Program's Michael Davidson and Valerie Karplus blog on China's Paris commitment. More...

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MIT-China Team Offers Approach for Addressing Distributional Equity alongside Economic Efficiency in a National Emissions Trading System

‘This should send a signal to the United States’

New study in Climatic Change shows how the burden of reducing carbon emissions could be shared or divided across China's provinces under a market-based carbon pricing system. More...

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Will the Paris Climate Summit Lead to a Cooler Planet?

Leading climate economists discuss prospects for a global agreement

Panellists explore what's needed to ensure meaningful climate action. More...


On the path to Paris, Obama and Xi invite stronger global climate ambition

In ChinaFAQs column, Valerie Karplus assesses joint statement on emissions reductions

Commitments could have far-reaching effects in building momentum for Paris climate talks and enabling global low-carbon transition. More...


Introducing the China Energy and Climate Project

Multi-disciplinary research effort to develop new tools for tough questions

Multiple forecasts suggest that rapidly developing nations such as China will be responsible for most of the growth in carbon dioxide emissions over the next 50 years. This expectation is the driving force behind the formation of a new project involving researchers from MIT and China, known as the China Energy and Climate Project (CECP), which officially launched in October of 2011.

The CECP is an alliance between the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and the Institute for Energy, Environment and Economy at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. At MIT, the CECP is associated with and supported by the MIT Energy InitiativeThe goal of the CECP is to analyze the impact of existing and proposed energy and climate policies in China on technology, energy use, the environment and economic welfare by applying — and, where necessary, developing — both quantitative and qualitative analysis tools. Read more.

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