Although the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party will undergo a transition, national policies will continue to prioritize climate-change and environmental issues, with an unwavering focus on clean, efficient approaches to producing and consuming energy. Professionals operating in China should continue to focus on improving efficiencies in the industrial, buildings and construction sectors, said officials at last fall’s 18th National People’s Congress.
The current trajectory is laid out in the 12th Five-Year Plan (FYP), regarded as a blueprint for China's overall goals and objectives. "[These goals] undergo constant review and revision over the course of the five-year cycle," according to APCO, a public affairs and strategic communications firm. The FYP was last ratified in March 2011.