Government Training


Over the last five years, JUCCCE has trained over 800 mayors, central government officials, and state owned enterprise executives on how to build sustainable cities.

Our students lead a combined population of over 500 million people and run some of the largest companies in the world. JUCCCE creates training programs in partnership with the National Academy for Mayors in China (NAMC) under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Rural Development, the Central Organization Department, the China Executive Leadership Academy in Pudong (CELAP), and the Chinese Academy of Governance. JUCCCE develops curriculum for these academies, with topics covering ecolivable cities, climate resilient city design, energy master planning, green finance, transportation, green building, municipal waste and water treatment, eco-heritage tourism, low carbon lifestyle, and other sustainabilty topics.

Read more about the classes given at government training here


China has a narrow window of time to rethink how it builds and lives in cities. Over the next 20 years, over 350 million people will move into Chinaʼs cities, requiring a massive buildout of 50,000 new skyscrapers (the equivalent of 10 Manhattans), 170 new mass transit systems, 100 new airports, and hundreds of new power generation plants. China is building the equivalent of a city of Rome every 2 weeks. 

While the cities only span 2 percent of global land area and include half of the world’s population, they account for 70 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions and two-thirds of the world's energy use. To radically reduce the impact of cities on the planet, we must rethink how we build and live in cities today. If China continues to build out this status quo infrastructure, it will set a baseline for energy use and pollution that will be exorbitantly expensive to modify.
Can China bring in cutting-edge technologies and best practices in ahead of the fast rate of infrastructure build? 
Because of the central government energy efficiency and emissions reductions targets and financial support for model cities to pilot technologies, China is changing from the factory of the world to the cleantech laboratory of the world. 
China is inventing the urban future - not just at a single building or technology level, but at city level. 
Through our government official training on how to build sustainable cities, JUCCCE is strategically placed to bring best practices and technologies directly to local city decision makers.

The single biggest question we get on this program is whether or not the government officials are interested in the topics and how we keep their attention.

  • Students participate in this training in order to fufill mandatory annual government training requirements.
  • The 11th and 12th Five Year Plans (business plans for the country) clearly set energy and emissions reduction and environmental protection as key metrics of a government leader’s success.
  • JUCCCE actively ties green solutions to local growth, differentiation, and community health- three top concerns of local leaders.
  • JUCCCE uses this government training channel to distribute best practices across China. 

In 2010, JUCCCE translated New York City's sustainability plan, PlaNYC, into Chinese. This version was debuted by NYC Mayor Bloomberg and Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang at C40.



Corporate partners who realize the value of building relationships with China’s top local leaders have worked with JUCCCE to tailor interactions during these trainings, such as dinners, lunches, site visits, workshops and exhibitions. For more information on how to help JUCCCE bring your best practices and technologies to Chinese cities, please contact us at



2009-08《能源商业杂志》Energy Biz Magazine 刊登了哥伦比亚史蒂夫·海默教授关于聚思市长培训项目的见解 Prof. Steve Hammer of Columbia University talks about the JUCCCE Mayoral Training Program

2009-06  科技新闻资讯网就聚思市长培训项目采访了史蒂夫· 海默教授 Dr. Steve Hammer on JUCCCE's Mayoral Training Program

2009-06《中外对话》China Dialogue 报道了参与聚思全国市长培训项目的市长的心得体会 Mayor's reaction to JUCCCE's National Chinese Mayoral Training Program 

2009-06《中外对话》 China Dialogue Turning Grey to Green

2009-06《公用事业新闻》 Utility Industry News 报道了聚思市长培训项目 JUCCCE's China Mayoral Training Program featured

2009-05《绿色商业网》 报道了聚思的市长培训项目JUCCCE Mayoral Training Program on Energy Smart Cities Feature

2009-05《第一财经周刊》 China Business News 报道了聚思市长培训项目JUCCCE Mayoral Training Program on Energy Smart Cities Feature

2009-05《中国日报》 China Daily 报道了聚思携手全国市长研修学院启动市长培训项目,重点介绍了聚思主席刘佩琪女士 JUCCCE and the National Training Center for Mayors of China Launch the Mayoral Training Program's First Course on Energy Smart Cities

2009-05 《美国侨报网》 US Qiao Bao 报道了聚思市长培训项目负责人史蒂夫•海默教授 Steve Hammer of JUCCCE on Mayoral Training

2009-05《连接海峡两岸》 Bridging the Strait 报道了中美启动市长培训项目,同时介绍了聚思市长培训项目负责人史蒂夫•海默教授,Steve Hammer of JUCCCE Featured, China and US to Launch Mayoral Training Program

2009-04《国际在线》China Radio international 报道了聚思市长培训项目负责人史蒂夫•海默教授 Steve Hammer of JUCCCE on Mayoral Training



Special thanks to US Department of Energy, US Environmental Protection Agency, National Academy for Mayors of China, China Executive Leadership Academy of Pudong, Chinese Academy of Governance, McKinsey, Urban China Initiative, naked retreats, GE, Philips Lighting, Moet Hennessey, Coke, Incom, World Bank, Haworth, Clinton Global Initiative, Covanta, Alliance to Save Energy, WWF, BSR, Shui On Land, Owens Corning, and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Swiss RE, Lend Lease, Marks and Spencer, Unilever, Augmentum, Arup, ZED, Shanghai Tongji University Sino-Finnish Center, City of Seoul, City of London, City of New York.

Rit Agrawala, Michael Bloomberg, Christine Chen, Ruby Chen,  Grant Horsfield, Steve Hammer, Holly Cheng, River Lu, Shayla Yin, Peter Yan, Lucy Huang, Song Yan Ping, Wang Zhong Pin, Yiwei Chen, Yang Fuqiang, Laura Lesker, Tommi Tiidus, Tyler Moragne, Roy Graff, Su Yunsheng, Jonathan Woetzel, Haimeng Zhang, Li Bingbing, Tom McCawley, Rocky Anderson, Nicky Gavron, Yan Nai Ling, Calvin Xu, Phoebus Xu, Delphine Yip, Yan Nai Ling, Chris Megrue, Su Yunsheng, all our lecturers, all our volunteers.

We need to find ways to get consumers, organizations and governments to work together to solve our energy problems, and JUCCCE will provide the vehicle to make this happen.           

- Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, & JUCCCE Honorary Committee Member -

JUCCCE is impressive. Its talented team focuses on projects that matter, helping tackle China's clean energy challenges at the ground level.

- David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary, US Dept. of Energy -