Climate Risk and Resilience

Climate Risk and Resilience
Jul 16, 2020

Study on Energy Law

The study first introduces the principles and purposes of an energy law framework in the construction and planning sector. Then the study explains the different existing guidelines and policies on Building, Environmental Carrying Capacity and Energy Conservation at the legislative level. In German

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Climate Risk and Resilience
Jul 16, 2020

SGUP China Team Meet CAUPD for Further Cooperation

Jan 1, 1970

In May and June, SGUP held meetings with the International Cooperation Office of the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD) and the Beijing Research and Development Center of Building Energy Efficiency (BCEE) in Beijing. In-depth exchanges were held with both partners on recent progress and potential cooperation under the framework of the SGUP […]

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Climate Risk and Resilience
Jul 16, 2020

MoHURD releases Guideline on Promoting Construction Waste Reduction and A Guidance Manual on Construction Waste Reduction at Construction Site (Trial Version)

The Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban Rural Development (MoHURD) released a new Regulation on Promoting Construction Waste Reduction to address the issue of environmental pollution and CO2 emissions from construction waste. Construction waste accounts for over 40% of urban solid waste in China. The revised version of China’s law on the Prevention and Control […]

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Climate Risk and Resilience
Jul 15, 2020

Launch of the Climate Risk and Resilience Project

Commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and co-financed by the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), the CRR Project is a developpp project in cooperation with the private partner Swiss Re. The project aims to enhance the climate resilience of China’s urban centers and their rural surroundings in order to reduce […]

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Climate Risk and Resilience
Jul 7, 2020

Xiamen: Adapting to Climate Change with Sponge City Construction

As one of the pilot “sponge cities,” Xiamen has made significant progress in developing climate-resilient and sustainable solutions to water-related issues that have arisen from rapid economic development and climate change. CRR’s case study details Xiamen’s unique experience in building and financing an ecology-friendly and sustainable water system. The city has incorporated nature-based solutions to help water fulfill a natural cycle of storage, conservation, usage, and release, without waterlogging the area or disrupting the city. There are plans to export and replicate the Xiamen model elsewhere in China, incorporating specific local conditions best-suited to each city.

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Climate Risk and Resilience
Jul 7, 2020

Beijing: Response to Urban Flood Disasters under Climate Change

Since 2012, Beijing has taken enormous steps to strengthen and expand its urban flood control systems in an environmentally sustainable manner. CRR’s case study demonstrates that the Beijing experience can serve as an example of wise flood management in a rapidly growing and developing area. The city has developed a holistic early warning system; besides, the comprehensive overhaul of rainwater pumping stations, collection systems, drainage systems, and water storage tanks has created a drastic expansion in pumping capacity to ease flood events. With targeted and prudent investment, flood-prone regions can adapt to the age of climate change.

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