Government Training

Since 2009, JUCCCE has trained over 900 mayors, central government officials, and state owned enterprise executives on how to build sustainable cities. 

Classes have 30-55 students, including students such as vice mayors, mayors, central government bureau officers, state-owned enterprise executives and more. Our JUCCCE training modules range from two to six days. The total course length is usually two weeks to one month, with one day off a week. These classes fulfill government leaders' mandatory 12 days of training each year. Every 5 years of service, they are required to take 3 months of training.  There are 8 official Communist Party training academies offering classes that fulfill these training requirements. JUCCCE custom creates curriculum and manages the administration of the courses for 3 of the 8 academies in China. JUCCCE modules are customized for the academies needs and have included a variety of topics.  Topics include:

  • Energy master planning
  • Smart transportation
  • Municipal waste and water treatment
  • Eco-heritage tourism
  • Climate resilient city design
  • Pollution reduction
  • Green financing
  • Clean energy
  • Sustainable lifestyles
  • Circular economy
  • Green buildings
  • Eco-cities

Class formats include classroom lectures, site visits, dinners, and workshops.  Some of the esteemed lecturers who have generously donated their time include: Chinese government officials, heads of sustainability in New York City and Seoul, a former deputy mayor of London, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Energy, World Bank, McKinsey, Philips Lighting, Covanta, professors from top universities, Arup, Alliance to Save Energy, WWF, BSR, Shui On Land, Owens Corning, and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.  JUCCCE's unique experience in delivering these classes allows us to help our lecturers to:

  • strategize how best to present technologies and best practices in a way that is applicable to China
  • translate presentations into Chinese
  • approve content through the academies
  • make sure that content and presentation style is acceptable 
  • make sure that content delivery meets the students' and academies' high expectations
  • follow up with interested government officials after the class



Over the last five years, JUCCCE has trained over 900 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 sustainability 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 the size 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 development? 
Because of the central government's 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 clean technology 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 are asked about 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 fulfill 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.


  • 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

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

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.