The Climate Group

Climate Group Carbon Crush
Runs on Apple’s iPhone and iPads, Carbon Crush is designed to promote ‘micro-carbon living’ by providing players with advice on how to reduce their personal emissions, minimize pollution and reduce waste as they play. There are three different challenge levels and twenty stages in total, all focussed on increasing an individual’s awareness about his or her own carbon footprint and its consequences.
China faces huge climate fund gap
March 25, 2013
China will need to raise up to USD243 billion of additional funds per year by 2020 in order to adequately finance action to curb the impacts of climate change and invest in low carbon development, according to a new report commissioned by the Chinese government’s powerful National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). The report, authored by The Climate Group and the Research Centre for Climate and Energy Finance at the Central University of Finance and Economics, China, is to be presented to the NRDC, the Ministry of Finance and other top Chinese government entities later this month. It calls for a two stage plan to reform China’s climate finance mechanisms by 2020.
The Climate Group's Changwha Wu speaks at CleanBiz.Asia's China Carbon Market Seminar
January 30, 2013
China is forging ahead with development of a national carbon market, beginning with seven pilot programs in major industrial centers, even as the viability of carbon markets is being questioned amid collapsing prices in Europe. “This is a commitment, to a certain level, even a political commitment, at the very top level,” Changhua Wu, Greater China Director at the Climate Group, said at the CleanBiz.Asia seminar on China’s Emerging Carbon Market – Opportunities and Challenges Ahead held yesterday.
The Climate Group is joining forces with the China Advanced Construction Materials Group (China ACM), one of China’s biggest concrete producers, to tackle one of the biggest side-effects of China’s rapid growth and urbanization: urban construction waste.
China climage finance
November 22, 2012
China has been called on to strengthen its institutions and governance in climate finance if it wants to tackle climate change. An independent report for China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) by The Climate Group and the Research Centre for Climate and Energy Finance at the Chinese University of Finance, says central and local government should be setting aside at least five percent of income to tackle climate change. The report, Shaping China’s Climate Finance Policy, says not only are large sums required but the country needs create a new, high-level Climate Change & Energy Agency and an International Climate Development Agency.
The Climate Group said in a report issued on Monday that China should set up an effective institutional governance mechanism for its climate financing sector. China should upgrade climate financing and improve related policies, said the report, titled "China's Climate Financing Management Mechanism."
Starbucks refinery
A team of researchers at the City University of Hong Kong, backed by funding from Starbucks, are working on a new "biorefinery" that would turn food waste into something useful.
China carbon trading
The Chinese Government has released a regulation on domestic voluntary carbon trading and market development, which puts the nation on track towards achieving a compulsory carbon market. According to NGO The Climate Group, China's influential National Development and Reform Commission (NRDC) has this month released a new document entitled The Interim Regulation of Voluntary Greenhouse Gases Emission Trading in China.
An international research project was launched in Beijing on Thursday to explore how China can better attract and manage investment in low-carbon initiatives. Sponsored by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the research will be jointly conducted by The Climate Group and the Research Center for Climate and Energy Finance at China's Central University of Finance and Economics.
Sustainable Development
June 14, 2012
In the run-up to the UN’s Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development next week two groups of researchers have come out with the perspective that, in their different ways, point to the lack of sufficient belief rather than a lack of means as the principle barrier to a more sustainable future. In its soon to be published book, Energy Technology Perspectives 2012 (ETP 2012), the International Energy Agency (IEA) points to a host of new technologies that are ready to transform the energy system, offering the potential to drastically reduce carbon emissions, enhance energy security and generate a huge investment return – if only the right policies are put in place.