China: The China Climate Change Partnership Framework

On June 4 2007 China published its 1st National Climate Change Strategy with key direction to achieve targets on mitigation and adaptation. This followed the January launch of China's first-ever National Climate Change Assessment showing scenarios of reduced food, land and water security and recommendations for adaptation measures. This programme implements the new National Strategy through national policy/legal measures and improved local capacities and partnerships for financing and technology. It aims to ensure that vulnerable communities– including the world's biggest rural population – can adapt to climate impacts.
Implementation period: 2008 - 2010 

The Outcomes and Outputs of this Joint Programme are:

Outcome 1: Mainstreaming climate change mitigation and adaptation into national and sub-national policies, planning and investment frameworks 

  • Output 1.1.: Improved partnerships at national level to mainstream climate change mitigation and adaptation into policy frameworks
  • Output 1.2.: Improved partnerships to mainstream climate change and sustainable energy in investment policy and business practice 

Outcome 2: Innovative partnerships and technology to increase local access to sustainable energy

  • Output 2.1.: Innovative models at local level for energy efficiency  
  • Output 2.2.: Innovative models at local level for renewable energy and clean coal 

Outcome 3: Enhancing capacities for adaptation to climate change

  • Output 3.1.: Climate proofing of poverty reduction programmes in less developed areas of Western China and investments in coastal areas
  • Output 3.2.: Policies and local capacities further developed for managing environmental health issues resulting from climate change
  • Output 3.3.: Capacities enhanced and policies developed for understanding and adapting to impacts of water supply changes on China’s environment and human development
  • Output 3.4.: Enhanced strategies for climate-proofed and environmentally-sound agricultural production 

In this programme FAO is mainly involved in the implementation of Outputs 2.2., 3.1., and 3.4.

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last updated:  Thursday, December 16, 2010