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New Report outlines ambition of Chinese peaking pioneer cities

A newly released report by the Alliance of Peaking Pioneer Cities (APPC) outlines the ambition and strategies of 23 Chinese cities in achieving carbon emission peak by 2030.

Established by Chinese cities who participated in the 1st US-China Climate Leaders Summit held in San Francisco in September 2015, the APPC is an alliance of Chinese cities committed to taking concrete actions to achieve emission peaks by 2030.

Varying size, geography and economy, the 23 APPC cities include: Beijing, Wuhan, Jilin, Shenzhen, Guiyang, Zhenjiang, Guangzhou, Yan'an, Jinchang,Suzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhao, Nanping, Qingdao, Jincheng, Guilin, Guangyuan, Zunyi, Cuizhou, Ganzhou and Urumqi. Together, they represent 16.8% of China’s total population, contribute to 27.5% of the country’s GDP and 15.6% of the country’s carbon emission. Eight of these cities, according to the report, have publicly pledged to peak their emission by 2020.

The report also highlights five major strategies taken by the APPC cities to achieve their goals, which include industrial shift, industrial energy saving and efficiency, green building, green transport, and reform of energy system.

In June this year, the APPC has also signed a MoU with the Compact of Mayors – a global coalition of mayors and city officials from around 500 cities that has pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, track their progress transparently and enhance their resilience to climate change.

For more information about APPC and its latest report, visit http://appc.ccchina.gov.cn/

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