JUCCCE is a non-profit creating a liveable China because environmental disaster is the biggest issue facing China, and the world. China's massive migration into new cities, industry's thirst for energy, and boom of its consumer class threaten to deplete the world's natural resources and leave our children with an uninhabitable planet.
We seek out the best people and bring them together to create innovative solutions. We search the world for solutions that can scale up in China at gigascale, gigapace, and low cost. We have a talent for focusing on China's "acupuncture points" to accelerate the greening of China.
How did JUCCCE start?
Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE) was founded after the MIT Forum on the Future of Energy in China, the first public dialogue on clean energy between US and Chinese government officials. The range of participants extended from key government advocates such as Mark Ginsberg of US Department of Energy, Steve Papermaster of US President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Xu Dingming of NDRC, and Jiang Zhaozu of NDRC investment Association Committee, to top professors from MIT, Tsinghua, and Fudan universities. Technology companies, venture capitalists, lawyers, management consultants, and NGOs were all well-represented by leaders in their sectors. After in-depth cross-border and cross-sector discussion, forum speakers, sponsors, and attendees all called for more programmatic collaboration, rather than clean energy "shuttle diplomacy" between China and the US.
Have you ever thought about the single biggest thing you could contribute to, that could help make the world a healthier place for us to live?
JUCCCE thinks about this all the time. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the way China creates and uses energy, because a green China is the key to a healthy world. JUCCCE catalyzes systemic change in sustainable urbanization, sustainable industry and sustainable consumption by convening cross-sector, cross-border collaboration. China has the largest population in the world, and it's growing. Its people are becoming wealthier and emulating bigger western appetites for natural resources.
China is now the biggest user of energy in the world. The majority of its energy is imported from other countries. China is undergoing one of the largest migrations into cities in human history. In the next 20 years, over 350 million people in China will migrate into cities, requiring a massive buildout of 50,000 new skyscrapers (the equivalent of 10 Manhattans), 170 new mass transit systems. It will build in this short time the equivalent of the current total electricity generation capacity in the U.S. and use enough cement to pave over the entire U.S. China is now the biggest producer of emissions in the world. According to a 2007 Cornell report, 40% of deaths worldwide are caused by air, soil and water pollution. Unfortunately, China's growing pollution doesn't stop at its borders. Already, a third of particulate matter in Los Angeles smog comes from China.
If China fails to go green, the impact of its appetite on world resources will be global and catastrophic. Don't just sit on the sidelines hoping China will go green by itself. By contributing to JUCCCE, you can take back some control over China's impact on your environment. The good news is that China is determined to create a healthier future; however, it needs help from around the world to build the executional capability this level of change requires.