Experts at the China International Forum on Climate Change announced last week that almost a year into the country’s 12th Five Year Plan, the government has announced few specific measures to move the country toward a 2020 goal to reduce carbon intensity. China has laid out a number of strategies to reduce intensity by 40 to 45 percent by 2020 based on 2005 levels, including developing low-carbon pilot cities and provinces, increasing energy efficiency, and developing emissions trading platforms, but many of the initiatives are still in exploratory phases.