China Greentech Initiative Releases 2013 Report

14 August 2013

Defining Greentech

Greentech refers to technologies, products and services that deliver benefits to users of equal or greater value than those of conventional alternatives, while limiting the impact on the natural environment as well as maximizing the efficient and sustainable use of energy, water and other resources.

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The report is available in Chinese and English at

14 August 2013

The China Greentech Report 2013 is the culmination of an open source, 0commercial collaboration of more than one hundred leading technology companies, service providers, investors, policymakers, NGOs and advisors who participated in the China Greentech Initiative’s 2012 Partner Program. These organizations collaborate by ecosystem and commit their expertise, time and funding to address the developing opportunities and challenges in China’s evolving greentech markets.

The China Greentech Report series—beginning with the 2009 edition released at the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China and followed by the 2011 and 2012 editions—has established CGTI as an authority on China’s greentech markets. This latest edition builds on insights in our earlier Reports and should be viewed as a complement to the 2009, 2011 and 2012 editions. The China Greentech Report 2013
is focused on the following themes:

  • China’s severe and worsening pollution situation
  • Progress and impact of China’s 12th Five-Year Plan
  • New approach to accelerate China’s sustainable development

Following these chapters, the Report summarizes proprietary analysis for five greentech ecosystems that were developed in collaboration with CGTI Partner companies and organizations that participated in the 2012 Partner Program. Each of the five greentech ecosystems includes a vision and roadmap highlighting how China can achieve and exceed its 12th Five-Year Plan targets in each of these areas while
pursuing a path toward more sustainable development. The five ecosystems are: Next-Generation Energy Value Chains; Low Carbon Eco-Cities; Built Environment; Electric Vehicles; and Sustainability. Together they chart a course to accelerate progress in China’s greentech markets, including analysis of the current situation and trends, key challenges, and identification of potential partnership opportunities between stakeholders.

Source: China Greentech Report 2013, Executive Summary (