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