At the World Cultural Forum in May of 2013 several experts joined together and laid out the foundation for the CIWG, with the goal of developing a coherent set of measures, with a focus on energy, to help assist China in moving toward an ecological civilization. The program that was articulated in Hangzhou included the following seven measures organized into four Working Groups (a fifth group, philosophy, will be added shortly):
Working Group 1 Energy- Measures 1&2
1. 20 Year Mandated Increase in Renewables & Energy Efficiency
2. 20 Year Mandated elimination of coal emissions, or coal to remain in the ground
Working Group 2 Performance Contracting- Measure 3
3. Use of Advanced Energy Performance Contracting for city wide and utility wide efficiency retrofits by combining revenue from renewables with efficiency savings
Working Group 3 Finance- Measures 4, 5,6
4. Severance fees on all energy production
5. Global per capita energy entitlement of 70 giga joules/capita and 3 tons Co-2. Those above the entitlement will pay an assessment - Sustainable Assessment to Value Ecosphere (SAVE) to be used to capitalize Sovereign Permanent Funds to invest globally in efficient renewable energy and other sustainability measures for the poor.
6. A Global Cooling Initiative to facilitate development and adoption of innovative financial measure to pursue climate stability.
Working Group 4 Ecological Consumption Taxation- Measure 7
7. The development of ecological consumption taxation, including an ecological value added tax to send price signals for sustainability throughout the economy. China is particularly reliant on VAT type taxes.
See the most up to date outline here.