Germany and China signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Combatting Climate Change and initiated this bilateral dialogue as “Sino-German Climate Partnership”. The German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) as the leading ministries from both sides established the mechanism of Sino-German Working Group on Climate Change. The Working Group meet annually to exchange on the progress of climate actions globally and domestically, and to approve bilateral cooperation projects funded by the German International Climate Initiative (IKI).
As the implementation institution of Sino-German climate cooperation, GIZ have implemented several IKI projects that are topics on climate change, renewable energies, local level low carbon development, environment protection, climate friendly urbanization, transport, waste treatment, etc.
Currently, there are six projects implemented under the Program for Climate Change Cooperation, Environment, and Climate Friendly Urban Development, which includes five IKI projects: Sino-German Climate Partnership III, Sino-German Environmental Partnership II, Sino-German Project on Capacity Building for the Establishment of ETS in China, Supporting the Low Carbon Development of Jiangsu Province Phase III, Sino-German Urbanization Partnership, and one project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL): Forest Policy Facility.
Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change, Environment, and Climate Friendly Urban Development covers the following list of projects :