Hello everyone! Welcome back to our podcast. We sent through our five questions to the authors whose report we interpretated in our last episode. We are glad that we have received a reply from the authors with The World Resources Institute China’s kind help. A reminder-the report was: Optimization of Suzhou’s Carbon Emissions Peak Roadmap and A Long-term Vision for 2050. FIY, we translated the authors’ answers from Chinese into English and will upload both on our website for your reference. Hope you will enjoy today’s episode. See you again soon!
Q1: What is the impact of COVID-19 on when Suzhou’s carbon emissions peak and its carbon emissions after 2020? (0:15-02:57)
Q2: What would the role of carbon pricing be when Suzhou is decarbonizing? (02:57-04:22)
Q3: Why do energy-intensive industries with low output value still exist in Suzhou? What’s action is the government taking to address this issue? How does the government in Suzhou view their role in its carbon emission peak roadmap? (04:24-07:00)
Q4: How do the authors view the relationship between economic growth and carbon emission decoupling? (07:03-07:53)
Q5: Which policies of the central or local governments contribute most to the realization of peak carbon emissions in Suzhou? (07:56-10:04)