Introduction On October 22 and 23, the Sino-German Climate Partnership hosted the 2020 International Climate Initiative (IKI) Interface Workshop China on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Conducted entirely virtually due to travel restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, some 60 experts and officials from various implementing agencies […]
On October 28, 2020 the Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA) held an Expert Dialogue on “Climate Scenarios and Extreme Events” in Beijing. This Expert Dialogue was the first in a series of workshops along the themes of “Climate Risks, Impacts and Adaptation” taking place until the first quarter of next […]
On October 15, 2020, GIZ Jiangsu Project and “Technology Transfer in the Area of Energy Efficiency with Special Regard to the Safeguarding of Professionals” Project, which is a developpp project, were invited to visit the Jiangsu Construction Vocational School. Firstly, two GIZ projects briefed their project background and implementation status respectively. Meanwhile, Mr. Liu Haibo, […]
On September 29, the closing workshop for the first phase of the Sino-German cooperation on climate change and environmental protection with third countries was held online. Two expert teams led by Prof. Imme Scholz (German Development Institute) and Prof. Chen Minpeng (Renmin University) presented the joint study conclusions and recommendations focusing on trilateral cooperation potentials, […]
On September 24, Dr. Alexander Fisher, Program Director for Climate Change, Environment, and Natural Resources of GIZ China was invited as a keynote speaker at the Second Plenary Meeting of the Green Investment Principles (GIP) for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The event was organized by the GIP secretariat of the Beijing Institute for […]
On 24th and 25th of September, the Delegation of the EU to the People’s Republic of China (EUD) and the Institutes of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASISD) co-hosted the “EU-China Seminar on Green Recovery and Green Stimulus” as a hybrid event both in Beijing and online. On site, Chinese ministries including Ministry […]
On September 24, the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership (SGUP) team met with DDG Li Zhe of the Foreign Affairs Department of MoHURD and other senior officials from the Chinese partner ministry of the SGUP, and representatives from the Chinese Academy of Urban Planning, to discuss the ongoing activities of both sides for the remainder of the […]
While the Sino-German Mayor’s Program had to be postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19, a continuation of the exchange is planned for early summer 2021. On September 15, the SGUP team had a fruitful meeting with the International Cooperation Department of CAM to discuss preparations for the Sino-German Mayor´s Program in 2021. Both sides were […]
From September 14 to 18, the 2020 China Electric Bus Performance Assessment Competition (EB-PAC 2020) took place for the third time in the Chinese city of Chongqing. During the four days-long EB-PAC, which was guided by the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China (MoT), 24 electric buses from 14 Chinese manufacturers competed […]
The planned project “Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change: NDC Implementation” (SGCCC-NDC) has concluded German experts’ research results through two workshops in September to prepare research-based suggestions for pilot region & industry selection on climate mitigation and adaptation. The process was to coordinate with the Chinese implementation partner of the SGCCC-NDC project, the National Center for […]
China is the world’s largest emitter of carbon emissions. With a total of 1.040 billion tons of CO2 in 2018, the transport sector in China accounts for about 10 percent of the country’s carbon emissions. Even though freight and logistics vehicles account for only about 8 percent of China’s total vehicle fleet, they account for […]
On August 19, Sino-German Climate Partnership (SGCP) successfully organized an expert exchange event on green finance at the German Embassy. Around 20 experts from different sectors participated in the roundtable talk, including participants from Tsinghua University, Greenovation Hub, Deutsche Bank China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Greenpeace, Green Finance Institute, UN Environment, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) […]
Following the internal exchange between GIZ Jiangsu Project and the German Embassy beginning of August, GIZ Jiangsu Project arranged an official bilateral online meeting for representatives of the German Embassy with Jiangsu Department for Ecology and Environment (JDEE) on August 18, 2020. Firstly, Ms. Wang Hua, Division Chief of JDEE, discussed best practices in Jiangsu […]
Together with Jiangsu Department for Ecology and (JDEE), GIZ Jiangsu Project held an Experts Workshop on Feasibility of Low Carbon Development Network on August 07, 2020. The workshop invited experts from various institutes, such as the Jiangsu Strategy and Development Research Center, the Engineering Consulting Center, the Jiangsu /Nanjing Energy Saving Service Center, the Karlsruher […]
On July 28, 2020, the expert workshop on “Sino-German/EU’s Experience on Climate Legislation” was successfully organized online with 45 participants from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), the GIZ […]
The Sino-German Climate Partnership held three webinars on various topics related to a low-carbon energy transition in July 2020. The trainings were co-organized and conceptualized with the Energy Research Institute (ERI) and the Renewables Academy (RENAC). Various international and Chinese experts contributed to the webinars. The events were part of the project’s capacity-building efforts. While […]
On July 1-2, the training workshop for the study on developing a roadmap for the energy transition and coal phase out was held online to provide a deeper understanding of the context and background of the energy transition in Jiangsu province. The research team from Climate Analytics in Germany, and the team from Jiangsu Zhiqiaotong […]
As one of the activities during the 2020 Nanjing Tech Week, the 2020 International Forum on High-quality Innovation and Development of Low Carbon New Economy was successfully held at the Nanjing Gongcheng Energy Saving New Materials Research Institute in the afternoon of June 24, 2020. Mr. Chen Jun, Deputy Division Head from the Department of […]
The multiple-day online event will focus on the cradle-to-cradle concept and is expected to bring together representatives of the public and private sector, academia, local and international NGOs, foundations and think-tanks.
With China approaching the operational start of its national ETS, the system’s infrastructure design is now in its final stages. One key building block is the national registry, which is currently being developed by a project team led by China Hubei Carbon Emission Exchange (CHEEX). On June 19th, the GIZ project “Capacity Building for the […]
At the beginning of June, the team of China IWM NSP was invited to the city of Xi’an to conduct a training on waste segregation at source and to have discussions with local authorities regarding the strategic development of Xi’an’s municipal solid waste management (MSWM). The training on waste segregation conducted by Ms. HOU Jingyue, […]
In order to discuss the progress on and ensure the quality of implementation of the “Plus-energy building and blocks research” supported by GIZ “Supporting Jiangsu Low Carbon Development Project”, GIZ Jiangsu project organized a mid-term expert review meeting. The meeting took placed in Nanjing on June 11, 2020. At the meeting, the mid-term unit reports […]
On 11 June 2020, the Sino-German Climate Partnership conducted a webinar where it released guidelines on developing and implementing “Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans” (SECAPs). These guidelines are targeting Chinese cities as part of the project’s efforts to promote integrated planning of climate action and a low-carbon energy transition at the municipal level. The […]
This online training will be conducted for employees of one of the biggest providers of waste management/environmental sanitation services in China – TusPark. The exact topic of the training will be decided at a later point.
Digitalisation, remote work and the proliferation of online learning are the inevitable outcomes of the global COVID-19 outbreak. In line with these current trends, China IWM NSP has adjusted its modes of delivery and has started to organise online training for its major stakeholders. The first event took place on 24 March and provided actors […]
Workshop on energy statistics systems in China and Germany. Copyright: GIZ Together with leading German experts, the Sino-German Climate Partnership’s energy component held a workshop on energy statistics systems, which are a crucial condition for successful policy-making in the energy sector. When people think about the energy transition, few consider the importance of energy statistics […]
In line with the National ETS Training Notice for the Power Sector on Allowance Allocation Trial Calculation and Administrative Management, issued by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) (环办培训函〔2019〕132号), eight sessions consisting of 17 training courses were successfully conducted in 15 Chinese cities between 23 October and 8 December. More than 4,400 trainees from […]
On 15 November 2019, the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport project (CLCT), together with the Chinese partners CCTA, JSTI and SRITS, held the kick-off conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) in Beijing. The conference marked the launch of efforts to promote the European Union SUMP concept in China. As a step-by-step planning guideline, […]
On 9 and 10 December 2019, the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport project (CLCT) held the 2nd Sino-German Intermodal Transportation Forum in Beijing together with the China Academy of Transportation Sciences (CATS), the China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing (CFLP) and CHN Energy. The forum brought together about 500 policy- makers and experts in […]
On 8 November 2019, GIZ’s Supporting Jiangsu Low Carbon Development project, together with the Changzhou Municipal Development and Reform Commission and the State GRID Changzhou Power Supply Company, held a forum on the smart energy internet. The forum focused on topics of energy internet status and prospects from both a Chinese and German perspective, as […]
GIZ’s Supporting Jiangsu Low Carbon Development project, together with the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership and the Building Industry New Technology Professional Talent Strategic Development Alliance project, held the Sino-German Building Energy Conservation Day sub-forum at the BAU 2019 exhibition site. The event had two sessions. The morning session focused on energy-saving measures for high-rise buildings and […]
On 20 November 2019, the project organised a Planning Workshop together with the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation to support NDC implementation in China. The workshop was attended by over 30 climate experts from leading research institutes, universities, consulting companies in China and German experts from the New Climate Institute and […]
On 2 December 2019, the project co-organised a roundtable discussion on the topic of sustainable finance together with the OMFIF and the DZ Bank. Around 25 high-level representatives from major financial institutions, banks and universities from China and Germany gathered in Beijing to discuss the importance of stepping up bilateral cooperation between China and Germany […]
The group visiting a biogas plant and the small-scale village heating grid it supplies. Copyright GIZ 2019. From 8-14 December, a study tour to Germany and Austria planned by the project team and its contractor, Renewables Academy, took place. It is the third in a series of capacity-building training courses on the topic […]
Dissemination workshop in Xintai. Copyright GIZ 2019. On 27 November, the project organised a workshop for local government officials in the city of Xintai in Shandong Province. During the workshop, the results and main recommendations from a low-carbon heating plan for rural areas of Xintai were presented. The plan was formulated in close coordination with […]
On 3-10 November, the team of China IWM NSP supported a delegation from the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD) during its study tour to the Netherlands and Germany. Major topics included integrated waste management policy mechanisms as well as technical solutions in the field. The delegation was led by DDG Zhao Yiming from […]
LIU Xiao, Senior Technical Consultant of GIZ, introduced the current situation as regards municipal solid waste management in Germany. Photo by GIZ. The annual meeting of the China Association of Urban Environmental Sanitation (CAUES), co-organised jointly with GIZ, took place in Chongqing on 13-14 November. The event brought together more than 1,000 waste sector stakeholders […]
SPIPA mapping workshop © GIZ The SPIPA project successfully held its Workshop on Mapping EU Member States’ Climate Cooperation Activities in China in Beijing on 15 October. The objective of the overall mapping exercise is to sketch a holistic overview of activities undertaken by the EU and Member States in China within the area of […]
Copyright by GIZ On 11 October, GIZ, together with Jiangsu Ecology and Environment Department, announced the launch of Jiangsu Low Carbon Development Project Phase III at the International Summit of New Technology for Ecology and Environment 2019. Project Director Ms Hu Qiying presented the achievements of project phases I and II, and the priorities of […]
On 22 October, the MEE training series on the national ETS began in Chengdu and will run until 8 December. It is divided into eight sessions with a total of 17 training courses to be held in 15 cities. There will be an estimated 6,000 participants from carbon market authorities, technical staff of supporting agencies […]
Exchange between ERI experts and Mr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing on the German energy statistics system. Copyright by GIZ. On 18 October 2019, Mr Hans-Joachim Ziesing met with experts of the Energy Research Institute (ERI) to discuss the interim results of a paper on the German energy statistics system. The project commissioned the paper because the topic […]
Copyright by GIZ 10 September 2019, Beijing – At the international seminar ‘Financing a climate-resilient future – Promoting a sustainable banking sector in line with the Paris Agreement’ organised by Greenovation Hub, representatives from international multilateral development finance institutions, financial regulators and governmental bodies exchanged the latest research findings and best practices for promoting renewable […]
On May 7th, 2020, the 10th Sino-German Working Group Meeting on Environment and Climate took place in a virtual format. The Chinese side was represented by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), the Ministry of Commerce (MofCOM) and the National Energy Administration (NEA). From German side, representatives of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, […]
To support the energy transition process and improve resource conservation, the GIZ Jiangsu Project invited German expert Mr Volker Lindner to Changzhou, Suzhou and Rugao (Nantong) for a series of field visits and meetings with local governments and enterprises. Mr Lindner presented best practices of hydrogen utilisation and the hydrogen energy network in Germany’s Ruhr […]
Copyright by GIZ Copyright by GIZ 3 January 2020 saw the launch in Beijing of the Plus-energy Building and Community Research project initiated by GIZ’s Supporting Jiangsu Low-Carbon Development project . The kick-off meeting was held at the Chinese Academy of Building Sciences. The project was commissioned by the GIZ Jiangsu project and is being […]
GIZ’s Supporting Jiangsu Low Carbon Development Project participated in the 2019 China International Expo of the Housing Industry to present the project’s implementation and outputs. Highlights included the research findings and demonstration projects for the energy-saving renovation of existing buildings, urban regional energy integration and capacity building in cooperation with partners in Jiangsu. Relevant research […]
In 2019, the demo-cities of China IWM NSP reduced GHG emissions from their operations in municipal solid waste management by almost 0.5 million tCO2e. This is equivalent to 100,000 cars not being used for a year or planting 22,000 trees. Featured Photo © China IWM NSP According to the findings of the second monitoring tour […]
On June 12th, 2019, GIZ Proklima collaborated with the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment’s International Environmental Cooperation Center and UNIDO to organize a one-day XPS workshop in Beijing, China. Workshop attendees included German enterprises Berstoff, Promix and Bürkle as well as beneficiary companies of China HPMP Stage II funds. Also present were domestic extruder manufacturers and their suppliers, research institutes, and universities.
On June 19, Ministry of Ecological 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”. On behalf of GIZ, Dr. Alexander Fisher，Program Director for Climate Change Cooperation, Environment, and Climate Friendly Urban Development, […]
11 April 2019 – Beijing – On the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Sino-German Climate Partnership, experts from Chinese and German government ministries, institutions, and organizations met in Beijing to enable knowledge transfer and exchange on shared challenges, synergies and scaling-up potential of IKI projects.
On the 12th to 14th of March 2019, the GIZ and the Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange (SEEE) together with the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) and the European Energy Exchange (EEX) organized a technical workshop to discuss practical aspects of establishing, operating and supervising an emissions trading platform in Shanghai.
On January 14th and 15th 2019, a workshop and a public event under the framework of the Project Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA) was organized together with the EU delegation and Tsinghua University in Beijing. During the two day event, the first SPIPA event taking place in China, a delegation […]
2018 in Wuhan GIZ and the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) carried out the fifth and sixth sessions of the ETS trainings to support the implementation of China’s “National Carbon Market Development Plan (Power Generation Sector)”. The trainings took place in Zhengzhou (Henan) and Wuhan (Hubei) between 15th and 21st […]
On 20th November, a side event on “Energy Systems in City Quarters” was held during the “11th Green Building Development Summit”. The event was jointly organized by the Science and Technology Development Center (STDC) of the Jiangsu Department of Housing and Rural Development (HURD) and GIZ.
From 28th October to 2nd November 2018, a six-member high-level BMU delegation led by Directorate-General IK Dr. Karsten Sach visited China. Stephan Contius, head of Division IK I 2, and Dr. Vera Rodenhoff, head of Division IK I 4 also joined the delegation.
From 22nd to 26th October 2018, GIZ China and the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), together with SinoCarbon, Hainan DRC and the Hainan Normal University convened an international advanced ETS training course in the city of Haikou. Participants came from the government of the national, regional and local level as well as from academia, think tanks, business and industry.