2013 Green Building Action Plan

Name of policy 2013 Green Building Action Plan
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country China
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Target
    • Policy support
      • Strategic planning
      Sector name
      • Buildings
        Policy description Under China’s 2013 Green Building Action Plan, "20% of all new buildings have to be green and that all newly built public buildings and affordable housing financed by the state have to be green certified" by 2015. "The 2-star and 3-star buildings will be eligible for state subsidies and local planning priorities. The local governments are required to develop their own action plans to at least be compatible with that of the central government." (Zhou, 2015)
        Policy type
        Policy stringency
        Implementation state Implemented
        Date of decision 2013
        Start date of implementation 2013
        End date of implementation
        High impact No
        Impact indicator


        Source or references Zhou, Y. (2015). State power and environmental initiatives in China: Analyzing China’s green building program through an ecological modernization perspective. Geoforum, 61, pp.1-12. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001671851500038X#b0075

        http://www.gov.cn/zwgk/2013-01/06/content_2305793.htm http://news.dichan.sina.com.cn/2013/02/27/658127.html

        Supports policies
        Is supported by policies
        Comments (background and assessment)
        Status Final

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