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8th International Pre-fabricated Building Forum and Exhibition

April 19-20, 2019, guided by Jiangsu Province Construction Industry Modernization and Innovation Alliance (JCMA), sponsored by prefabricated construction network and Nantong Sanjian, jointly supported by Jiangsu Provincial Housing and Housing Industry Housing Industry Promotion Center, China Architecture Association, German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ), German Federal Association of Building Systems and various well-known assembly companies in […]

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Press Conference for Jiangsu Low Carbon Development Report 2017-2018

On June 19, 2019, the 7th National Low Carbon Day with the theme of “Low Carbon and Clean Air”, Jiangsu Provincial Government held the press conference for Jiangsu Low Carbon Development Report 2017-2018. This annual report has been published since 2012, and GIZ Jiangsu Project supported the first publication. The year of 2019 is the […]

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Auction of 2 million CO2 allowances for companies with a carbon permit deficit in Tianjin

June 19, 2019 – The city of Tianjin will auction 2 million CO2 allowances on June 27. The auction will only be open to companies that finished 2018 with a deficit of carbon permits and companies cannot purchase more allowances than required to fulfill their 2018 compliance obligation. Despite the auction, there seems to be […]

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Publication on energy concepts and trainings on low-carbon heating

The Sino-German Climate Partnership’s energy component has finalized publications on integrated energy concepts, which were developed by Chinese and German experts for the cities of Dunhuang (Gansu Province), Xintai (Shandong Province) and Jiaxing-Xiuzhou (Zhejiang Province) in the previous project phase. The concepts identified and analyzed each city’s specific geographic characteristics and renewable energy potential and […]

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MEE rolls out process to create a list of power plants that will be included in the national ETS

May 27, 2019 – The Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) issued a notice on the process of producing a list of power plants (incl. captive power plants) that will be included in the national ETS. The list is a major step towards the creation of a national emissions trading market. On the provincial level, […]

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Urbanisation
Apr 15, 2019

Economic Indicators of Green Buildings released by MoHURD

On 12 April 2019, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development issued the Economic Indicators for Green Buildings which can be used as a reference for investment decision-making, and project evaluation. This indicates a trend from the central government that energy savings in buildings will continuously be the focus in coming years. The newly released […]

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Three renewable energy policies under preparation in 2019

Price competition for wind and solar PV will include tenders/auctions and spot power markets. In 2019, China will focus on three major renewable policies, implementing nationwide tenders for subsidized projects, scaling up subsidies for wind and solar PV projects, and facilitating renewable energy in various power markets that are currently under development. Policymakers are now […]

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China’s coal consumption dropped under 60% of the energy mix for the first time

In 2018, coal accounted for 59% of China’s total energy consumption. For the first time, coal has accounted for less than 60% of primary energy mix in China. With this development, China is confident to reach its 13th Five-Year Plan goal of reducing coal to under 58% of total energy consumption in 2020. As the […]

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MEE published Draft Interim Regulation for ETS

On the 29th of March 2019, the MEE initiated a public consultation on the draft Interim Regulations on the Management of Carbon Emissions Trading It is the first official document on China’s national ETS since its official launch in Dec. 2017. The following is an outline of the main takeaways from the draft: • The […]

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Urbanisation
Apr 1, 2019

International Expert Workshop on China’s National Guidelines for Urban Climate Resilience in China

On March 25 and 26, 2019, CSTID attached to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction (MoHURD) together with GIZ co-organized the International Expert Seminar on Guidelines for Climate-Adaptive Urban Construction. International and national experts have conducted in-depth discussions on the text of the Guidelines, fully communicated ideas and experiences for addressing adaptation in urban construction and improving urban resilience.

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