Low Carbon Development in China
China’s relationship with energy security, climate change and low carbon development in complex. With China’s emissions growth accounting for more than half the global total, its efforts to transition to a low carbon economy will be critical in tackling global climate change. We will outline the reasons for the surge in emissions from China in recent decades, review the various drivers and economic mechanisms for reducing energy demand and carbon emissions and explore the barriers which may challenge China’s mitigation efforts. The country’s efforts on renewable energy development will be case studied in this regard.