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November 2018
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
This paper provides an overview of land use planning challenges and opportunities in the Greater Mekong Subregion and introduces tools to improve land use planning and management in the subregion.
September 2018
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), GREEN-WIN
This case study Mobike China: Synchronizing social and technological innovations towards sustainable urban transportation shows how technology can be a solution to social, environmental and economic issues.
June 2017
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
The case study China’s Green Special Economic Zone Policies — Development and Implementation looks at a series of programs that the Chinese government implemented to stimulate green transition of industries and the entire economic value chain.
March 2016
Macquarie University, University of Newcastle

China's consumption of the world's resources is reaching crisis levels. Unchecked, such levels of consumption and waste would strain the nation and the planet. To prevent the worst scenario, the country is taking action.

July 2014
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP)

A technical toolkit for low carbon development planning and analysis is being developed and piloted through cooperation between Chinese and United States institutions.

September 2012
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) was created under the Kyoto Protocol to enable developing countries to sell carbon credits to developed countries.

November 2011
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

China’s energy demand has been growing at breathtaking pace putting pressure on the security of the country’s electricity supply, 70 per cent of which is based on coal.

January 2011
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
This study looks at governance of ecosystem services. It describes the existing legal and institutional frameworks, including the specific legal and policy instruments used to directly or indirectly govern the provision of ecosystem services, as they are found in four countries: Cameroon, China, Costa Rica and Ecuador.
June 2010
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

This report from the UN Environment lists 8 different success stories from across the globe on the implementation of the green economy.

December 2009
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

This report inventories policies in place in China to support eco-innovation. The report is not comprehensive.