Climate Change Research ›› 2023, Vol. 19 ›› Issue (2): 151-159.doi: 10.12006/j.issn.1673-1719.2022.245

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Interpretation of IPCC AR6 report: new perspectives in climate governance policies and the implementation for China

TANG Wei-Qi1,4(), WU Li-Bo2,3,4()   

  1. 1 Fudan Development Institute, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
    2 School of Economics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
    3 Institute of Big Data, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
    4 Shanghai Institute for Energy and Carbon Neutrality Strategy, Shanghai 200433, China
  • Received:2022-10-24 Revised:2022-12-05 Online:2023-03-30 Published:2023-01-05


IPCC published the Working Group III Report of its 6th Assessment on 4th April, 2022. The report pointed out the gap between current climate governance activities and targets, and called for immediate and comprehensive transitions in economic, social and technological systems. There are extensive interactions between climate governance, economic and social developments and public governance. Enhancing the coordination of multi-dimensional, multi-level and multi-objective policy tools, including laws and plans, national and sub-national actions, regulatory and economic policies, direct and indirect climate policies, is crucial for achieving an in-depth low-carbon transition. Under the guidance of the long-term transition path, strengthening the co-benefits of climate policies on health, economic growth, income distribution, social concepts and extensive participation will help to maximize the comprehensive effect, to minimize the resistance, so as to build a good policy environment for climate governance. As for China, it’s important to harmonize cross-system, cross-department, and multi-level policies aiming at carbon peaking and neutrality, and to coordinated economic, social, ecological developments and climate governance. Key activities include connecting carbon market with other relevant policies; encouraging and guiding regional actions and strengthening national support as well as inter-regional coordination; exploring ways to promote high-quality development with low-carbon transition; and planning the long-term path for carbon mitigation, sinking and decarbonization from a perspective of coordinated regional developments.

Key words: IPCC, Emission trends, Climate policies, Climate mitigation, Policy interaction

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