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.
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
Outcome 2: Innovative partnerships and technology to increase local access to sustainable energy
Outcome 3: Enhancing capacities for adaptation to climate change
In this programme FAO is mainly involved in the implementation of Outputs 2.2., 3.1., and 3.4.