Mayoral Training in China

by | July 9, 2009
Category: News

In 2008, the Joint US-China Cooperation on Clean Energy (JUCCCE) was asked by the Chinese government to develop an energy policy training program for the mayors of cities across China. JUCCCE, a Chinese NGO, reached out to Dr. Stephen Hammer, the Director of the Urban Energy Program at Columbia’s Center for Energy, Marine Transportation, and Public Policy for assistance with this initiative. [For a video describing this training, click here.]

Hammer, a part of the UCCRN global management team and a specialist in urban energy policy topics, and has previously conducted training on these topics for utility executives in the US and Europe and local government officials from Central America and a number of Chinese cities. Hammer developed 1- and 7-day training modules (involving a wide range of international academic, government, and private sector experts) designed to help promote the development of “Energy Smart Cities” across China.  JUCCCE has a three-year agreement with the government to provide this training, eventually expecting to provide training to more than 300 mayors and vice mayors representing a total urban population exceeding 700 million people.


Front row center = Vice Minister of Planning Qiu Baoxing (keynote speaker) +
(front row right) Nicky Gavron, former Dep Mayor of London (keynote speaker)

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