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New Energy Buses in China – Overview on Policies and Impacts

Authors: China Automotive Technology and Reseach Center Co.,Ltd CATARC (Li Lumiao, Yao Zhanhui) The report was commissioned by the BMU-IKI project Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport CLCT. The report summaries key policies for electric bus promotion in China, their respective impacts and the measures needed to further promote the uptake and sustainable adoption of electric busses as key elements in promoting climate-friendly urban transport in China.

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Climate Risk and Resilience
Jul 16, 2020

Study on Energy Law

The study first introduces the principles and purposes of an energy law framework in the construction and planning sector. Then the study explains the different existing guidelines and policies on Building, Environmental Carrying Capacity and Energy Conservation at the legislative level. In German

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Chinese translation of “Quality assurance of compost and digestate – Experiences from Germany” by UBA

The Federal Environment Agency’s (Umweltbundesamt, UBA) publication “Quality assurance of compost and digestate - Experiences from Germany” was translated into Chinese with support from the “Sino-German Environmental Partnership” project and the “China Integrated Waste Management NAMA Support Project,” which is implemented by GIZ jointly with the China Association of Urban Environmental Sanitation (CAUES) on behalf of the NAMA Facility (established by the BMU, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate (EFKM) and the European Commission (EC)). The link to the Chinese translation: http://climatecooperation.cn/environment/chinese-translation-of-quality-assurance-of-compost-and-digestate-experiences-from-germany-by-uba/?lang=zh-hans

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Training material on waste segregation

Based on a request by the demonstration cities, a training material entitled “About waste segregation: what we can say” was developed and published on the website of China IWM NSP and its WeChat account. The training material focuses on the key concepts and principles in municipal solid waste management (MSWM). As the post on WeChat was shared by two popular accounts devoted to the topics of MSWM and circular economy, the training material has been accessed more than 3000 times as of mid-June! Authors: Dr. LIU Xiao, Ms. HOU Jingyue, Ms. LIANG Chenyang

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Feasibility Research and Implementation Plan of Establishing a Climate Protection Manager System in Jiangsu Province

Climate protection management (CPM) can serve as a building block for effective climate protection. Drawing on experiences in Germany, municipalities engaged in climate action stress that the national government must set the right frame with strong legislation, especially regarding farming, mobility and power and heat production, and also serve as a role model through its own actions. This report strongly recommends designing the Jiangsu CPM roadmap according to the time-efficient Luxembourgian Pacte Climat.

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Hydrogen Development Strategy Plan for Changzhou Binjiang Economic Development Zone

On the basis of his findings in China, Mr. Volker Lindner, the Chairman of German h2-netzwerk-ruhr e.V. developed a hydrogen industry development strategy plan for Binjiang Economy Development Zone in Changzhou city. The plan focuses on the potential for hydrogen utilization in transportation, buildings, integrated energy systems and emergency power generations, as well as its industrial application.

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Study on Green Development of High Energy-consuming Industries in Jiangsu Province

Jiangsu Province is one of the major provincial contributors both to China’s GDP and its major energy consumption. Traditional high energy-consuming industries including steel and iron are responsible for the majority of Jiangsu's total energy consumption, whilst the energy consumption of emerging industry sectors such as data centers is also growing quickly. In order to examine the energy efficiency status of major industries in Jiangsu Province, and to formulate a reference basis for energy-saving reviews in line with industry development, the Nanjing Engineering Consulting Center completed a thematic study on the energy efficiency of Jiangsu's high energy-consuming industries with the support of GIZ Jiangsu Project. The study covers the following aspects: Research on Green Development of High Energy-consuming Industries in Jiangsu Province, Research on Energy Efficiency of Enterprises in High Energy-consuming Industries in Jiangsu Province, Research on Green Development of Data Centers in Jiangsu Province, and a Summary of the Research on Green Development of High Energy-consuming Industries.

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COVID-19 and Sustainable Mobility – Early Observations and Documentation

When the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic became an international challenge at the beginning of March 2020, we realized very quickly that the impact on the transport sector would be enormous. Not only is the transport sector one of the transmission vectors, but the demand for transport will decrease amid the social and economic constraints imposed during the pandemic, and transport services have to be adapted to the conditions of the public health emergency. The result of our early observations and analysis is an initial summary – it traces and documents recent developments and provides initial orientation. It documents the period early of March to early May 2020, i.e. the phase in which the COVID-19 crisis took on a global character. The paper concentrates on urban mobility, looks at the COVID-19 crisis itself, measures taken by cities and the respective potential effects. It does not claim to be exhaustive or balanced, but focuses closely on sustainable mobility solutions, such as public transport, cycling and walking, shared mobility and public space development. In doing so, we document observations, facts and initial assessments.

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Climate Risk and Resilience
Jul 7, 2020

Xiamen: Adapting to Climate Change with Sponge City Construction

As one of the pilot “sponge cities,” Xiamen has made significant progress in developing climate-resilient and sustainable solutions to water-related issues that have arisen from rapid economic development and climate change. CRR’s case study details Xiamen’s unique experience in building and financing an ecology-friendly and sustainable water system. The city has incorporated nature-based solutions to help water fulfill a natural cycle of storage, conservation, usage, and release, without waterlogging the area or disrupting the city. There are plans to export and replicate the Xiamen model elsewhere in China, incorporating specific local conditions best-suited to each city.

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Climate Risk and Resilience
Jul 7, 2020

Beijing: Response to Urban Flood Disasters under Climate Change

Since 2012, Beijing has taken enormous steps to strengthen and expand its urban flood control systems in an environmentally sustainable manner. CRR’s case study demonstrates that the Beijing experience can serve as an example of wise flood management in a rapidly growing and developing area. The city has developed a holistic early warning system; besides, the comprehensive overhaul of rainwater pumping stations, collection systems, drainage systems, and water storage tanks has created a drastic expansion in pumping capacity to ease flood events. With targeted and prudent investment, flood-prone regions can adapt to the age of climate change.

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