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

Urbanisation
Apr 1, 2019

© GIZ/SGUP

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. In the workshop, it was emphasized that SGUP has been continuously supporting national strategies and policy road maps for developing adaptive urban construction.

Zhao Wenhua, Director of the International Cooperation Department of Standard Quota Division of the Ministry of Housing and Construction, pointed out that “the guidelines” have provided a significant support for the construction of climate-adaptive cities in China. The MoHURD engaged in in-depth exploration and research in this area and has also received the active support of German partners. Peter SAILER, project director of the Sino-German Urbanization Partnership Project (SGUP), concluded that ensuring urban livability while addressing climate change is an important goal of SGUP. In order to mitigate and adapt to climate risks and to promote the construction of livability of cities simultaneously, cities should consider the nexus between social and economic development together with political requirements and geographical factors. Read more

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Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership

Project country
China
Political Partners
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU); Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People's Republic of China (MoHURD)
Implementation Partners
Center for Science and Technology and Industrialization Development (CSTID); China Association of Mayors
Duration
05/2016 - 07/2020

In 2013, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang initiated the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership as a response to rising rates of urbanisation, a higher frequency of climate change-induced natural disasters and increasing levels of environmental degradation. The partnership is overseen by the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD) of the People’s Republic of China, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has been responsible for implementing the Partnership Project since June 2016. Funded through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of BMU, the project focuses on promoting sustainable, integrated urban development in China and Germany. The governing structure of the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership consists of a Steering Committee and an Annual Meeting of the Working Group on Urbanisation that involves all active members in the Partnership. Every three years a High-level Forum on Urbanisation is held, alternating between China and Germany.