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Public and Private Finance for Renewable Energy: International Lessons Learnt and Possible Pathways for China

Transition to renewable energy requires access to finance from public, private and public private partnership (PPP) sources. In order to make this transition countries need to share experiences on how to move from predominantly publically owned generation, transmission, and distribution systems to systems with a greater role for the private sector.

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China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases and a major manufacturer of renewable energy technologies. 

Energy, environmental and industrial policy in China impacts the rest of the world perhaps more than any other country.

The Chinese government has set a series of ambitious targets for renewable energy and are aiming for 20 per cent of generation from renewables by 2020.

To meet China’s ambitious renewable energy targets require access to finance from public, private and Public Private Partnership (PPP) sources.

The IISD and the CNREC aim to create a network of links between researchers and policymakers in China and the rest of the world to support the transition to renewable energy in China.

The IISD and the CNREC seek to secure the transition to sustainable energy in China and around the world through research, policy analysis, knowledge sharing and international collaboration.   

 

Breakfast session at 3GF2013

The session presented the existing international experience of Environmental Fiscal Reform (EFR) in relation to renewable energy development and discussed the implications for China.

The session also investigated and discussed the need for private finance for renewable energy and the international experience of the role of the private sector and the potential for the development of similar mechanisms in China.

 

Contact person for the breakfast session: Han Cheng, IISD Program Officer, han.cheng@iisd.org

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Public and Private Finance for Renewable Energy: International Lessons Learnt and Possible Pathways for China