Following the data analysis in the report, the Xiaolan Government is planning a series of initiatives
in the Xiaolan Low Carbon Plan to accelerate the low carbon future. The government is now vigorously
promoting low carbon development and urban construction in Xiaolan over the next 3 to 5 years, in order
to transform Xiaolan into a low carbon model city in China.
The activitydemonstrates the value of promoting broad public participation in government
decision-making, awareness-raising and civil society strengthening. Among the many pioneering efforts
of this program was a door-to-door information and data gathering process. This built awareness, buy-in
and shared ownership and critical public participation in government development plans.
The positive response to the scope 2 municipal GHG inventory encouraged the Guandong Province
authorities to create a provincial carbon cap and trade program. A transformational idea in China,
this will serve to catalyze low carbon development, with significant impacts on institutional and
The program will also expand in select cities to explore ways to integrate climate action strategies
into cities' master plans, establish effective municipal energy efficiency financing mechanisms,
and measure GHG emissions at the city