Implementing Agency:Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Commerce; Beijing and Shanghai municipal governments, Municipal Science and Technology Commissions and the Public Transit Company; multinational corporations and local companies, and universities.
Air pollution is a serious environmental and health problem in most urban cities in China. Coal combustion and oil consumption, the two primary sources of air pollution, constitute 90% of China’s total energy use. The transport sector, which relies almost entirely on oil, is projected to account for most of the incremental demand for oil over the next 20 years. The projected dramatic growth in number of vehicles over the coming decades will significantly exacerbate the urban air pollution problem while also contributing to global warming.
Key components of this project include:
- Pilot fuel-cell buses;
- Construction of teo hydrogen refueling systems in Beijing and Shanghai;
- Capacity building programmes for the scientific, technical and industrial commercialisation of hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles (FCV);
- Development of a strategy for large-scale FCB commercialisation;
- Expansion of government policies, technical standards, research and development capabilities to support FCB commercialisation in China.
The project aims to catalyse the cost-reduction of fuel cell buses (FBCs) and hydrogen refilling stations for public transport in China's cities. The project will improve performances and reduce costs of FCB transit services by conducting small-scale pilot demonstrations, which will eventually be expanded to additional cities to achieve commercialisation of FCB vehicles and infrastructure.
The long-term objective of the project is to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions through widespread commercial introduction of fuel cell buses in urban areas of China. It is estimated that the potential impact of FCBs in terms of GHG reductions in China could be an annual savings of 9.1 million tonnes.
Project Status:To be completed in 2011
(Ressources de Formation) Infrastructures Résistantes au Changement Climatique : Considérations Conceptuelles et Actions Recommandées (Français)Submitted by naomi.sleeper on Tue, 2011-02-08 20:36
Le PNUD, en collaboration avec Coastal Zone Management, a produit et mis en forme les ressources de formation sur infrastructures résistantes au changement climatique.
(Training Materials) Climate-Proofing Infrastructure: Conceptual Considerations and Recommended Actions (English)Submitted by naomi.sleeper on Tue, 2011-02-08 20:36
Mitigation is necessary, but will not be sufficient for us to avoid climate change – given existing emission levels, we will also need to adapt to the consequences of climate change. “Developing Adaptation Policy and Practice in Europe: Multi-level Governance of Climate Change” targets the development of adaptation policy in European countries with different relations between central, regional and local government, asking how adaptation policy at different levels has emerged.
Proceeding from a multi-level governance perspective, the book includes a theoretical framework on adaptation.
Cette présentation vidéo donne un aperçu des dimensions de la question du changement climatique et des possibilités d’adaptation de l’infrastructure, ainsi que des outils et des directives pour l’évaluation des risques, la planification des investissements, et l’analyse et la hiérarchisation des options d’adaptation pour le développement des infrastructures.
Esta presentación de video proporciona información sobre las dimensiones del problema del cambio climático y el potencial de adaptación de la infraestructura, así como herramientas y guías para evaluaciones de riesgo, planeación de inversiones, análisis y priorización de las opciones de adaptación para el desarrollo de la infraestructura.
This video presentation delivers insight on dimensions of the climate change issue and adaptive potential of infrastructure, as well as tools and guidance for risk assessment, investment planning, and analysis and prioritization of adaptation options for infrastructure development.
Abstract: _This paper discusses micro-level practices for adapting to climate change that are available to small-scale farmers in Africa. The analysis is based on a review of 17 studies about practices that boost small-scale farmers’ resilience or reduce their vulnerability to observed or expected changes in climate; it includes data from more than 16 countries in Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Strategies for Adapting Public and Private Infrastructure to Climate Change/ Estrategias para Adapter la Infrastaestrcutura Pública y Privada al Cambio Climático (Workshop Materials)Submitted by naomi.sleeper on Thu, 2010-06-17 15:26
International Conference: Strategies for Adapting Public and Private Infrastructure to Climate Change
Conferencia Internacional: Estrategias para Adaptar la Infraestructura Pública y Privada al Cambio Climático
El Salvador, 30 June - 1 July, 2010
It hasn't always been easy to get the White House to lead on climate change, so for years the question of how to incorporate global warming into long-range planning and public infrastructure in the United States has fallen to cities, states and individual federal agencies.