Name of initiative Eco Partnerships
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 2008
End year 2021
Secretariat The Joint Secretariat of the EcoPartnerships is co-chaired by the United States of America’s Department of State and the People’s Republic of China’s National Development and Reform Commission
Organisational structure The core of the EcoPartnerships program is the peer-to-peer collaboration that occurs at the partner level. These partners pursue innovative pilot projects that are recognized and facilitated by a Secretariat in each country. The Secretariats are overseen and funded by the U.S. and Chinese governments. Subject matter experts with a wealth of technical and market expertise manage the day-to-day operations of the Secretariats, their engagement with the current EcoPartnerships, and others that may want to get involved.

The Secretariats rely on Advisory Committees from each country to select new EcoPartnerships among the many applications that are received each year. The U.S. Advisory committee is comprised of officials from the Department of State, Department of Energy, Department of Commerce, Department of Transportation, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and Environmental Protection Agency. The Chinese Advisory Committee is comprised of officials from the National Development and Reform Commission and other key ministries.

Geographical coverage Asia and the Pacific, North America
Name of lead organisation ecopartnerships
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description EcoPartnerships are cooperative relationships between Chinese and U.S. entities who jointly demonstrate and share best practices that promote economic growth, energy security and environmental sustainability. Sub-national entities are often the best laboratories for testing new and innovative approaches, so EcoPartnerships are comprised of at least one U.S. and one Chinese participant from any of the following:

Private enterprise (companies, industry organizations); Academia; Non-governmental organizations; and/or States, counties, cities

Objectives The mission of the EcoPartnerships initiative is to elevate successful sub-national cooperation models to international prominence, and by doing so, to spur broad replication by their peers in the U.S. and China. Concrete targets specific to the topic and companies are set within each EcoPartnership. Therefore no overview can be given here. Below the general objectives of each topic area are given.

For clean transportation the objective is: U.S.-China collaboration on developing non-petroleum alternative fuels, promoting conservation and emission reductions in civil aviation, improving traffic management, policies, and infrastructure, as well as furthering sustainable transportation development. For Clean, Efficient, and Secure Electricity the objective is U.S.-China collaboration on electricity generation and transmission with an emphasis upon diversification. Additional collaboration may include renewable and alternative sources of clean energy, cleaner fossil fuel, power grid and the electricity market, and nuclear power. For Energy Efficiency the objective is U.S.-China collaboration in the fields of energy auditing, public financing mechanisms, and energy efficiency in building technologies.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge dissemination and exchange
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Participants Number Names
Members 72  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 72 Denver - Ford - Chongqing - Chang'an Motors (China),  Energy Future Holdings – Huadian (China),  Floating Windfarms - Caofeidian (China),  Greensburg - Mianzhu (China),  Seattle - Dalian (China),  Tulane - East China Normal University (China),  Wichita-Wuxi (China),  Case Western - CNOOC New Energy(China),  Center for Climate Strategies and Global Environment Institute,  Duke Energy-Charlotte-ENN-Langfang (China),  Purdue – CAS (China),  US and China Business Councils for Sustainable Development (China),  Utah-Qinghai (China),  Columbus/Franklin County-Hefei (China),  ICMA China Center - CUPL (China),  Mississippi River - Yangtze River (China),  Portland - Kunming (China),  UCLA - Peking University (China),  CocaCola-YRD–CEIT (China),  Sustainable Bio-Plastics,  ISC-NCSC (China),  Low-Carbon Urban Development NRDC-BEEC (China): Beijing Demand Side Management,  NYIT-PKU (China): Clean Water Management,  RRR-GZICCEP (China): Coal Mine Methane EcoPartnership,  SBU-Tongji Innovative Biogas Management (China),  EDF-SCDF Incorporating Mobile Sources into Shenzhen’s Carbon Trading System (China),  GE-Harbin Advanced High Efficiency (China),  Low-emissions Gas Turbine Combined Cycle,  LBL-SAS Low Carbon Eco-city Development in Shandong Province (China),  Philadelphia-Tianjin/TEDA Urban Clean Energy Infrastructures (China),  PoLA-SMTC EcoPartnership on Shore Power,  Sapphire-SINOPEC (China),  Producing Green Algae Crude Oil,  Boeing – The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (China),  Columbia University – Baotou Steel Group (China),  IMACC / Ramboll Environ – Suzhou State Environmental Protection Hitech Industrial Park (China),  Sea Turtles 911 – Hainan Normal University (China),  University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research – Jiangsu Wisdom Engineering Technology (China),  Wilson Solarpower – Shenzhen Enesoon Science & Technology (China).
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 25 August 2021 08:30:48

Not only have national states as participators