Advancing sustainable growth in the United States and China
Climate & Sustainable Urbanization
China’s efforts to move more than 100 million people to the cities by 2020 presents numerous challenges to sustainable urbanization. The Paulson Institute is working on several initiatives that foster best practices in this economic transition.
Through research and publications, workshops and conferences, and consultation with the private and public sector, we are working to support the development of a robust market for green building in China.
China’s mayors are on the front lines of the country’s move toward more sustainable urbanization and economic growth. Our leadership training program empowers local policymakers to implement sustainable practices in urban centers across China.
The Paulson Prize for Sustainable Cities is awarded annually to a project in China that represents a best practice in sustainable urbanization that will help advance China’s transition to a more sustainable economy.
We launched an initiative with the National Development and Reform Commission to engage in collaborative research and propose solutions to address the complex challenges of economic development and environmental protection within the Yangtze River basin.