The partnership will explore efficiency gains and more renewable sources in district energy – a system that heats or cools multiple buildings through underground pipes – and integrated planning.
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $150 million dollar loan for a comprehensive project to restore degraded ecosystems and improve water resource management in the flood-prone and polluted Qihe River Basin, which includes Hebi City.
Chinese President Xi Jinping called for greater environmental protection, poverty relief and development in the country's ethnic regions Thursday.
The State Council, China’s cabinet, on Wednesday released for public opinion a draft law on environmental taxes, which proposes business taxes for pollutants, solid waste and noise.
In June 2013 China launched the Shenzhen pilot carbon trading scheme. Six more – including two in Beijing and Shanghai – have followed. In 2016 the country plans to go national, setting a market emissions cap of four billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent.