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A call for more action on integrated climate risk management at the National Low Carbon Day 2019

June 19, 2019 – Nanchang – The Ministry of Ecology and Environment and Jiangxi Provincial Government jointly organized the 7th National Low Carbon Day Major Event in Nanchang. The theme of this year’s Low Carbon Day is “Low-Carbon Action, Defending Blue Sky”. The National Low-carbon Day falls on the third day of the National Energy […]

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CCICED-AGM 2019 – Raising climate ambition through international cooperation

June 2, 2019 – GIZ supported the opening day of the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), one of the most high-level events in China where key issues on climate governance, biodiversity and green urbanization are intensively discussed. Xie Zhenhua, former Vice-Chair of NDRC, […]

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GIZ workshop on financing climate actions in China

June 05, 2019 – Singapore – As part of the Innovate4Climate conference in Singapore, the GIZ China organized a workshop on “Triggering transformative change through financing climate action in China” to promote knowledge exchange which was well attended by many international experts at the conference. Workshop participants discussed topics on climate finance from opportunities and […]

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Study for Xintai’s energy transition and further studies

Based on the integrated energy concept for Xintai city, which was created in the previous phase of the Sino-German Climate Partnership (see IKI China Newsletter of April/May), the project is now conducting a study and action plan on the implementation of recommendations on heating made in the integrated energy concept in the rural areas of […]

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Study for Xintai’s energy transition and further studies

Based on the integrated energy concept for Xintai city, which was created in the previous phase of the Sino-German Climate Partnership (see IKI China Newsletter of April/May), the project is now conducting a study and action plan on the implementation of recommendations on heating made in the integrated energy concept in the rural areas of […]

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First training on low-carbon heating held in Shanxi province

From 20th to 22nd June 2019, the Sino-German Climate Partnership’s energy component conducted the first capacity building training on “Low carbon Renewable Energy Heating” in Changzhi city in Shanxi province. The training was carried out in cooperation with German experts from the Renewables Academy (RENAC), the Energy Research Institute (ERI) of the National Development and […]

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China tightens control over the disposal of lead-acid batteries

The Chinese government has published new guidelines and launched a pilot to strengthen control over the disposal of lead-acid batteries, that are labelled as hazardous waste, but often become a subject of illegal disposal. Experts in the field welcome the move, stating that the initiative will help to promote development of the battery recycling, while […]

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Xi’an, the demo-city of China IWM NAMA, is adopting policies to encourage waste sorting

The mayor of the city of Xi’an has issued a government order on MSW classification measures that will come into force on September 1, 2019. The order is supplemented by the municipal plan for MSW classification developed by the urban management commission. Read more in CN

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China continues to enhance its regulatory framework in waste management

In June, an amendment to the Law on Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste was submitted to the legislators. When adopted, the measure will oblige local governments to develop and implement waste sorting to ensure more environmentally-friendly waste management. Read more in EN Shanghai’s new mandatory domestic waste-sorting regulations took into effect […]

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State Council of PRC promotes the transformation of old urban communities

On June 19, Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council, presided over the State Council executive meeting to promote the transformation of old urban communities and discuss measures to meet the general publics’ expectations of their current standard of living. The meeting determined the following objectives: 1.The object range and standards of the transformation should […]

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