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China-EU Expert Dialogue on Joint Monitoring and Modelling between Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Action: Dialogue 2 – Significance of NbS to Climate Change Solutions and its MRV and Modelling

Jul 8, 2021

On 8 July 2021, the China-EU Expert Dialogue on Improving Joint Monitoring and Modelling between Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Action entered its second round. The follow-up format to May’s pundit discussions on ‘Synergies between Climate and Biodiversity and Major Challenges in the Agriculture Sector’ was organized by the GIZ project Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation […]

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China-EU International Conference on Climate Change Legislation

Jun 29, 2021

On 29 June 2021, the China-EU International Conference on Climate Change Legislation was successfully held in Beijing. The conference was jointly hosted by Mr. XU Huaqing, director of the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation Center (NCSC), and Mr. Dimitri DE BOER of ClientEarth, a climate NGO. Among the keynote speakers were […]

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International Conference on Waste Management and Technology

Jun 25, 2021Jun 28, 2021

Picture Credit: GIZ The 16th International Conference on Waste Management and Technology (ICWMT), which was supported by GIZ, was successfully held at the Xijiao Hotel in Bejing from 25 to 28 June 2021. ICWMT was initiated by the Basel Convention Regional Center for Asia and the Pacific (BCRC). Since 2005, ICWMT has been successfully held […]

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DGNB Organised Seminars on the Latest Chinese Version of the German Sustainable Building Certification System

Jun 21, 2021Jun 28, 2021

Following the release of the latest Chinese version of the German Sustainable Building Certification System at the Sino-German Cooperation Forum – Sino-German Low Carbon Building Technology Exchange during the 17th Green Building Conference on 19 May 2021, the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) and the Green Building Council of the Urban Science Research Association of […]

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Sub Forum on Dual Carbon Goals and Path to Innovation

Jun 24, 2021

At the ‘2nd International Forum on Yangtze River Ecological Civilization and the Summit on Enhanced Industry Chain Development for Water Pollution Control Equipment’ in Jiangsu, the forum on Dual Carbon Goals and Path to Innovation was successfully held by the Yangtze River Innovation Center for Ecological Civilization, the GIZ Jiangsu Project and the Nanjing Energy-Saving […]

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GIZ Supports the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s (BMBF) 9th Forum on Climate Economics

Jun 22, 2021

On 22 June 2021, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) held its 9th installment of the Forum on Climate Economics with a focus on lower- and middle-income countries’ (LMICs’) role in climate action and the position of fossil fuel exporters. The Forum on Climate Economics is a recurring exchange platform within the […]

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Sino-German exchange Forum on Decarbonising the Energy Sector under the Carbon Peaking and Neutrality Goal

Jun 16, 2021

On 16 June 2021, the energy team of GIZ in China organized a Sino-German exchange forum on decarbonization of the energy sector in the context of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality. The event provided an opportunity for sharing experiences, challenges, opportunities, and potentials for cooperation between Germany and China while accelerating the energy transition in […]

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Frankfurt School and CIFA Exchange on Future Sino-German Cooperation on Sustainable & Climate Finance

Jun 18, 2021

Representatives of the UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, which is hosted by the Frankfurt School, and the Chinese Climate Investment and Finance Association (CIFA) virtually convened on 18 June 2021 to advance an exploratory study on potential areas of cooperation in the ambit of sustainable finance into its second round. The […]

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On the Way to CBD COP 15: Business and Biodiversity

Jun 18, 2021

‘On the Way to CBD COP15: Business and Biodiversity’ was an event held on 18 June 2021 by the Sino-German Environmental Partnership (SGEP) and the German Embassy in Beijing, serving as a warm-up to the Business and Biodiversity Forum, one of the parallel sessions of the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the Convention […]

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Forum on 2021 City Energy Internet Industry Development

Jun 17, 2021

The Changzhou Development and Reform Commission together with the GRID Changzhou Branch and with the support of GIZ Jiangsu Project held the Forum on City Energy Internet Industry Development in Changzhou City on 17 June 2021. The purpose of the event was to further improve the integration of energy industry and the internet, big data, […]

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Pilot Project on Climate Change Education in Jiangsu Province Launched

Jun 11, 2021

The launch ceremony for a pilot project on climate change education in Jiangsu Province was held on 11 June 2021 in the Wujin District Green Building Industrial Cluster Area of Changzhou. Representatives from the Jiangsu Ecology and Environment Department, the GIZ Jiangsu Project, the Changzhou Education International Exchange Association, SinoCarbon Education Consulting Co. as well […]

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China-EU Expert Dialogue on Joint Monitoring and Modelling between Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Action: Dialogue 1 – Synergies and Major Challenges in the Agriculture Sector

May 28, 2021

On May 26, 2021, the GIZ project Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA) launched a new round of China-EU Expert Dialogues. Under the headline “Joint Monitoring and Modelling between Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Action” the first event of this series focused on “Synergies between Climate and Biodiversity and Major Challenges in […]

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Workshop on Carbon Neutrality Roadmap for Photovoltaic Industry Chain in Jiangsu Province

Jun 9, 2021

To support the national goal of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality, and to promote the green and low carbon high quality development of the photovoltaic industry in Jiangsu Province, the Credit Builder Certification Wuxi (CBC) together with the China Photovoltaic Verification and Testing Center (CPVT) held a Workshop on the Carbon Neutrality Roadmap for Photovoltaic […]

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Experts Meet at the Virtual Roundtable on EU-China Cooperation on Sustainable Finance

May 18, 2021

At the meeting at the Sino-German Center of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management on 18 May 2021, Dr. Alexander FISHER, Program Director for the Sino-German Cooperation on Biodiversity, Climate and Environment, presented current Sino-German projects in the field of climate and environment. The Sino-German Center supports the exchange of science, politics, and economy […]

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May 25, 2021

Onboarding training for new national staff successfully completed

May 12, 2021May 14, 2021
Beijing

From May 12 until May 14 2021 an onboarding training for new national GIZ staff took place in Beijing, China. The three day training was designed to introduce working procedures and strengthen team spirit. The training included information on the structure of GIZ and GIZ China, cooperation with Chinese partners, working procedures and possible career […]

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Signing Ceremony between GIZ and Yangtze Delta Carbon Neutrality Strategy Research Institute

May 7, 2021

The GIZ Jiangsu Project and the Yangtze Delta Carbon Neutrality Strategy Research Institute signed the Memorandum of Cooperation in Southeast University on 07 May. Mr. CAI Liang, Party Secretary of the School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, and Ms. HU Qiying, Director of the GIZ Jiangsu Project, represented both sides to sign the agreement. […]

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First Sino-German Symposium on Sustainable Development

Apr 29, 2021

On 29 April 2021, the first Sino-German Symposium on Sustainable Rrbanisation took place in a virtual format between delegations from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conversation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban Rural Development (MoHURD). The topic of the two-hour event was jointly agreed to be […]

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2nd Roadshow for Plus Energy Building and City Quarter Guideline

Apr 23, 2021

The second roadshow for Plus Energy Building and City Quarter Guideline was held in Nanjing on 23 April in a hybrid format. About 40 professionals and students from the Science and Technology Development Center (STDC) of Jiangsu HURD, the School of Energy of Southeast University, and companies connected to the topic attended the conference offline. […]

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Second Meeting of the Sino-German Track II Dialogue (T2D) on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Held

Apr 21, 2021
Beijing

On 21 April 2021, Chinese and German experts met to discuss, among other topics, Green Recovery, market-based mechanisms to incentivise greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reductions as well as emission inventories and data transparency. The second meeting of the Sino-German Track II Dialogue (T2D) on Climate Change and Sustainable Development took place in a hybrid format […]

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Launch Event of the Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC)

Jan 29, 2021

China sees a key role in reaching carbon neutrality before 2060 in its national emissions trading system which has been tested on regional level since 2013. The establishment of an ETS is also part of the Chinese Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement. While current climate protection ambition in China has concentrated on […]

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1st roadshow for International Solar Decathlon Competition

Apr 17, 2021

On 17 April, the first road show for International Solar Decathlon Competition was launched in Xuzhou. The GIZ Jiangsu project was invited to present the Plus Energy Concept which was developed by German consulting company Energy Design to support competition team of China University for Mining Technology in upgrading their current building concept into a […]

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IKI Workshop: Cooperating on China’s 2030/2060 Vision within the 14th Five-Year-Plan (2021-2025)

Apr 1, 2021

In September 2020, Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to peak emissions by 2030 and to reach carbon neutrality by 2060. Additionally, in March 2021, during the “Two Sessions” the 14th Five-Year-Plan (FYP) for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035 was released which sets binding climate targets to […]

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Inauguration of International Low Carbon Industry Alliance

Apr 17, 2021

  The International Low Carbon Industry Alliance was set up during the 13th China Environment Industry Conference held in Jiangsu Yixing on 17 April. The GIZ Jiangsu project was invited as one of the initiators of the alliance. The objective of the alliance is to promote low carbon technology exchange, development, and dissemination.

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The Potential for Scaling Innovative Climate Finance in China: Online Workshop by CPI and GIZ

Mar 17, 2021

The GIZ’s “Climate Partnership” project together with the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) co-hosted a workshop on Scaling Innovative Climate Finance in China on March 17, including a dedicated session on representative case studies from the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance and the possibilities of replication of innovative instruments in China. The workshop was geared […]

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A just transition towards carbon neutrality: Exchange on carbon phase-out strategies in Beijing

Mar 25, 2021

GIZ China supported the German embassy in Beijing and the German Foreign Office in jointly holding a meeting on “A Just Transition Towards Carbon Neutrality” on March 25, 2021 in cooperation with the Chinese environmental think-tank “Greenovation Hub”, the Beijing Institute of Green Finance and Sustainable Development, and the global climate partnership “Climate Transparency”. After […]

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Symposium on Sustainable Industrial Area – Carbon Peaking and Carbon Neutrality in Industrial Parks

Mar 26, 2021

In the context of the ambitious targets of “reaching the peak of China’s Carbon (CO2) emissions before the year 2030” and “reach carbon neutrality in China in 2060” which was announced by China’s President Xi Jinping during the General Debate of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly, and in order to meet the […]

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Dialogue Series on China-EU Expert Dialogue on Climate Risks, Impacts and Adaptation

Oct 28, 2020Mar 17, 2021
Beijing

Since 2018, the Strategic Partnership for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA) has been contributing to the achievement of the Paris Agreement goals by promoting an exchange between different stakeholders from politics, business, and academia in the European Union and other major economies. In China, the project has coordinated a multi-part conference series addressing […]

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China-EU Expert Dialogue on Climate Risks, Impacts and Adaptation: Dialogue 3 – Economic assessment of impacts and risk management

Mar 16, 2021

Photo Credit: GIZ On March 16, 2021 the Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA) held an Expert Dialogue on “Economic assessment of impacts and risk management” in Beijing. This Expert Dialogue was the third in a series of workshops along the themes of “Climate Risks, Impacts and Adaptation”. The workshop was […]

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Kick-off meeting: Support CUMT SDC2021 competition team with Plus Energy technology

Mar 19, 2021

GIZ Jiangsu project and representatives from the Solar Decathlon China (SDC) 2021 team of China University of Mining Technology (CUMT) held a kick-off meeting with Energy Design Shanghai Co., Ltd. (EDS) to discuss the latter’s  technical support to the competition team in Nanjing on March 19. Project director Ms. Hu Qiying, technical consultant Mr. Hu […]

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China’s Carbon Neutrality Target at the Beijing Climate Talks

Mar 19, 2021

In the context of transitioning towards carbon neutrality in China by 2060, GIZ and WRI (World Resources Institute) co-hosted a Beijing Climate Talk hybrid workshop on March 19. Two keynote speakers from WRI and McKinsey shared their insights about China’s net-zero pathway respectively, followed by a tour-de-table discussion among participants from different organizations, including Children’s […]

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SGCCC-NDCI Project Organized First Workshop on Cement Sector Mitigation

Mar 11, 2021

On March 11, the SGCCC-NDCI project organized a workshop on Low Carbon Development of the Cement Sector. This is the first project activity after the project’s 2021 work plan has been officially approved by the Steering Committee. During the workshop, experts from the German implementation partners presented EU level policies on energy and climate, current […]

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Road Show for The Plus Energy Building and Community Research

Feb 3, 2021

On February 3, 2021, the GIZ Jiangsu project held together with CABR (China Academy of Building Research) a virtual road show for the Plus Energy Building and Community Research. The event was conducted via a video conferencing tool and aimed at promoting study results and exchange information with a professional audience. 68 participants from relevant […]

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Newsletter on “Climate Risk and Resilience in China (CRR) – Training Webinars on ICMA, ECA, and CLIMADA” Webinar Training

Oct 1, 2020Jan 31, 2021

The Climate Risk and Resilience (CRR) project aims to empower local pilot cities with an Integrated Climate Risk Management (ICRM) framework and an Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA) approach to identify and assess climate hazards, exposures, and vulnerabilities. The project ensures knowledge transfer and experience sharing among adaptation and city resilience projects, similar studies, international […]

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Webinar “Sustainable Urban Renewal” with the City of Chengdu

Feb 3, 2021

On February 03, 2021, the SGUP project cooperated with ICLEI East Asia to host the second webinar of the series “Sustainable Urban Renewal: Experience from Chinese and German Cities.” After the kick-off by the City of Dortmund on December 02, 2020, this time the City of Chengdu (Sichuan Province), represented by Ms. Li Li, Vice […]

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The SGCCC-NDCI Project Met with Representatives from Potential Partner Provinces

Jan 19, 2021

On January 19, representatives from Shandong, Jiangsu, Sichuan and Inner Mongolia met with SGCCC-NDCI project partners Climate Analytics, GIZ, NCSC and NewClimate Institute for an exchange. After the meeting Shandong and Inner Mongolia were selected as partner provinces due to their high potential for emission reduction and their strong interest in cooperation projects. Shandong is […]

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The Fashion Industry Green Forum & CbD 2020 Award Ceremony

Nov 17, 2020

On November 17, 2020, with the support from GIZ, Aii hosted the Fashion Industry Green Forum & 2020 CbD Award Ceremony. It was the first time that the CbD award event was held online. There were 71 attendees in total, including 37 representatives from 23 suppliers (manufacturers, traders), 22 representatives from 12 global brands and […]

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GIZ Training Course: Climate Protection Planning and Management-Cities Addressing Climate Change

Nov 17, 2020

On November 17th, 2020, the first class of the training course “Climate Protection Planning Management-Urban Response to Climate Change” was held at the Nanjing Tech University (NTU). This training was commissioned by the GIZ Project “Support Jiangsu Low-Carbon Development” to be developed by the School of Urban Planning, NTU. The first class was taught by […]

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Final approval status meeting held for research results of “Plus Energy Building and Community Research”

Nov 7, 2020

Photo Credit: GIZ On November 7th, 2020, the final approval status meeting for the GIZ Project “Plus Energy Building and Community Development Research” was held in Shanghai. Ms. Hu Qiying, director of Jiangsu Low-Carbon Development Project, Mr. Hu Ning, technical advisor, and Mr. Liu Tong, director of the Sino-German Urbanization Partnership Project attended the meeting. […]

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Workshop on Mobility-as-a-Service MaaS

Dec 10, 2020

Photo Credit: GIZ Mobility-as-a-Service MaaS is taking up momentum in China. The seamless integration of public transport and new mobility services such as ride-hailing or smart bike-sharing is high on the agenda of policy-makers in China and seen as an important key to make transport – accounting for about 11 percent of China’s total CO2 […]

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The Beijing Dialogue – Future Urban Transport & Mobility

Nov 26, 2020

Photo Credit: GIZ China In order to discuss the future of sustainable transport and mobility in Beijing, the Beijing Transport Institute BTI, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Agora Verkehrswende jointly initiated the workshop series “The Beijing Dialogue –– Future Urban Transport & Mobility”. The Beijing Dialogue comprises a series of three workshops […]

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Kick-off Workshop – Study on the Promotion and Application of New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) in the Field of Urban Logistics Distribution

Oct 1, 2020

In recent years, freight volume in China has been increasing on average by almost 15 percent annually. The total freight volume in 2019 was 47 billion tons and increased nearly 9-fold compared to 5.3 billion tons in 1990. In particular, growing e-commerce activities and food and parcel deliveries have entailed a massive increase of delivery […]

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Video release “Urban renewal – the role and potential of architecture”

Jan 1, 1970

In cooperation with the Network for Architecture Exchange (NAX), an initiative of the Federal Chamber of German Architects (BAK), the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership created a video on “Urban renewal – the role and potential of architecture”. The video format has been chosen as a replacement for the BAK expert exchange on sustainable architecture in China […]

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Reports on Decarbonization and Adaptation in the EU, Germany and China

Oct 31, 2020

To inform the “Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change – NDC Implementation” GIZ commissioned international research institutes to conduct a series of studies on the topics of decarbonization and adaptation in the EU, Germany and China. Altogether five publications have been prepared by Climate Analytics, the NewClimate Insitute and Ricardo Energy & Environment. The industrial sector […]

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Series of Training on Emissions Data Reporting for Shenyang’s Local Industry Sectors

Nov 13, 2020Dec 18, 2020

On November 13, December 17-18, 2020, the Shenyang Municipal Bureau of Ecology and Environment (SYBEE) invited local company representatives from its local industry sectors to participate in a series of training on emissions data reporting to the national emissions trading scheme. GIZ, together with experts from the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International […]

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China-EU Expert Dialogue on Climate Risks, Impacts and Adaptation Dialogue 2 – Biophysical Impact Modelling

Dec 2, 2020

Photo Credit: GIZ On December 2, 2020 the Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA) Project held an Expert Dialogue on “Climate Risks, Impacts and Adaptation – Biophysical Impact Modelling” in Beijing. This Expert Dialogue was the second in a series of workshops along the themes of “Climate Risks, Impacts and Adaptation” […]

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Dec 3, 2020

Launch Event of the Sino-German Track II Dialogue (T2D) on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Dec 3, 2020

Speakers of the T2D Event Photo Credit: GIZ The Launch Event of the Sino-German Track II Dialogue (T2D) on Climate Change and Sustainable Development took place on 3rd of December. Track II diplomacy is based on expert dialogues and complements the official government dialogues and procedures (T1D). T2Ds ensure continuous communication and exchange between participating […]

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Co-Organisation of the Webinar “Sustainable Urban Renewal-Experience from Chinese and German Cities: Nature based solutions in the city of Dortmund in Germany”

Dec 2, 2020

On December 02nd, 2020, SGUP Project and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability co-hosted a seminar on “Sustainable Urban Renewal-Experience from Chinese and German Cities: Nature-based solutions in the city of Dortmund in Germany”. The webinar mainly focused on sharing planning strategies and policies regarding nature-based solutions and urban sustainable development in the city of […]

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2020 Yangtze Delta Energy High-Quality Development Forum

Nov 27, 2020

On November 27th, 2020, the 2020 Yangtze Delta Energy High-Quality Development Forum was launched in the city of Nantong, Jiangsu Province. The Forum was hosted by Jiangsu Strategy and Development Research Center, Jiangsu Engineering Consulting Center, Jiangsu Energy Academy. The GIZ Jiangsu Project sponsored the forum. On the session of Clean and Low Carbon Energy […]

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China Integrated Waste Management NAMA Project Finished the 2020 Monitoring and Evaluation of Municipal Solid Waste Management Systems and GHG emission reductions in Five Demonstration Cities

Nov 1, 2020Nov 30, 2020

In November 2020, experts from the China Integrated Waste Management NAMA project investigated the status quo of domestic waste management in the five demonstration cities Bengbu, Lanzhou, Suzhou, Tai’an, and Xi’an. On-site visits and roundtable discussions were carried out to evaluate the cities’ performance. Hereby the key indicators were among others municipal solid waste management […]

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Preparatory Steps for the Mayor’s Program 2021

Nov 20, 2020

A meeting with the China Association of Mayors (CAM) was held on November 20th, 2020, to prepare the Sino-German Mayor’s Program 2021. The main outcome of the meeting was that, due to the ongoing travel restrictions, the Mayor’s Program 2021 will be held in a semi-virtual format (as a physical event in China, with virtual […]

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The “China-Germany Building Economy Summit 2020” in Chengdu

Nov 16, 2020

On November 16th, 2020, the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership participated in the “China-Germany Building Economy Development Summit“ in Chengdu, jointly organized by the German Chamber of Commerce in China, the Chengdu government, and the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). Key issues were China’s most recent green building projects as well as the potential of a Sino-German […]

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Nov 13, 2020

Online Meeting on Climate Protection in Industry in China

Nov 13, 2020

The industrial sector is experiencing particularly large challenges in view of the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, it is one of the most important actors involved in achieving the climate goals. In order to support industry dialogue and exchange of practices for climate protection in China, German Industry & Commerce […]

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2020 IKI Interface Workshop China

Oct 22, 2020Oct 23, 2020
Online

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 […]

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China-EU Expert Dialogue on Climate Risks, Impacts and Adaptation

Oct 28, 2020
Beijing

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 […]

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The Sino-German Partnership’s Participation in the World Cities Day 2020 Fuzhou

Oct 31, 2020

On October 31st, 2020, the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership participated in the “World Cities Day 2020” in Fuzhou (Fujian Province), held by the National Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD), the Provincial Government and UN-HABITAT. BMU’s Director-General Dr. Karsten Sach delivered a key-note speech via video, calling for more international cooperation on climate change in […]

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SGUP Project at the Urban October Conference

Oct 28, 2020

On October 28th, 2020, the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership took part in UN-HABITAT’s annual “Urban October” conference. This year, Urbanisation and Climate Change were at the center of discussions. Mr. ZHANG Zhenshan, Head of the UN-HABITAT China Office, Ms. LIU Younong, Chief Researcher in the field of Energy Efficiency in Buildings of the Center for Science […]

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Webinar at the Daring Cities Conference

Oct 23, 2020Oct 23, 2020

On October 23rd, 2020, the SGUP Project and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability co-hosted a webinar on “Sustainable Urban Renewal through Nature-Based Solutions: Lessons Learned from Chinese and German Cities” as part of the BMU sponsored Daring Cities Conference. Apart from the Center for Science Technology and Industrial Development (CSTID) under MoHURD and the […]

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Exchange between GIZ and Jiangsu Construction Vocational School

Oct 15, 2020

On October 15, 2020, the GIZ Jiangsu Project and the “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. […]

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GIZ energy team members travel to Hangzhou for discussing energy transition cooperation potentials

Oct 1, 2020

Through the energy activities of the Sino-German Climate Partnership Phase 3, the project had established contact with the State Grid Energy Research Institute and their work to support the energy transition in Hangzhou. The city is known for hosting the headquarter of internet giant Alibaba, and a range of artificial intelligence, biotech, fintech, and smart […]

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GIZ Jiangsu Project Attended the Launch Ceremony of the 2021 SDC

Oct 10, 2020

On October 10th, 2020, a project launch ceremony was held for the joint participation of the 2021 Solar Decathlon China (SDC) by China University of Mining Technology (CUMT) and the Polish university “Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza (AGH)”. Ms. Hu Qiying, director of the GIZ Jiangsu project attended the ceremony and the related technical seminar. As a technical […]

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Closing Workshop on Trilateral Cooperation on Climate and Environment

Sep 29, 2020

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, […]

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Promoting Climate Finance Cooperation at the BRI Green Investment Principles Meeting

Sep 24, 2020

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 […]

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EU-China Seminar on Green Recovery and Green Stimulus

Sep 24, 2020Sep 25, 2020

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 […]

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Meeting with Deputy Director General Li Zhe of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Rural Development (MoHURD) to discuss project activities for 2020/21

Sep 24, 2020

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 […]

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SGUP met the Chinese Association of Mayors (CAM) to discuss the Sino-German Mayor’s Program 2021

Sep 15, 2020

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 […]

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Interims Workshop E-Bus Study along with the 2020 China Electric Bus Performance Assessment Competition (EB-PAC 2020)

Sep 14, 2020

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 […]

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SGCCC Workshops on NDC Implementation

Sep 8, 2020

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 […]

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Kick-off Workshop – Study on the Promotion and Application of New Energy Vehicles in the Field of Urban Logistics Distribution

Aug 28, 2020

China is the world’s largest emitter of carbon emissions. With a total of 1.040 billion tons of CO2 in 2018[1], 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 […]

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Green/Climate Finance Roundtable

Aug 19, 2020

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) […]

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Bilateral Exchange between German Embassy and Jiangsu Department for Ecology and Environment

Aug 18, 2020
Online

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 […]

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Experts Workshop on Feasibility of Low Carbon Development Network

Aug 7, 2020
Nanjing, 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 […]

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Sino-German/EU Workshop on Climate Legislation

Jul 28, 2020

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 […]

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Online trainings familiarize municipal-level participants with “Green Economic Recovery”, system integration of renewables, and energy master planning

Jul 7, 2020Jul 28, 2020

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 […]

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Kick-off Workshop for the Study on Developing a Roadmap for the Energy Transition and Coal Phase Out

Jul 1, 2020Jul 2, 2020

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 […]

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“2020 International Forum on High-quality Innovation and Development of Low Carbon New Economy”

Jun 24, 2020Jun 24, 2020

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 […]

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International Forum on Cradle to Cradle Design, Resource Management and Sustainable Development

Jun 22, 2020Jun 29, 2020
China

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.

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Meeting for the registry construction of China’s national ETS held virtually

Jun 19, 2020Jun 19, 2020

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 […]

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Training for Garbage Sorting in Xi’an

Jun 11, 2020Jun 11, 2020

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, […]

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Mid-term Expert Review Meeting for Plus-Energy Building and Blocks Research

Jun 11, 2020Jun 11, 2020

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 […]

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Release of Guidelines on Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans

Jun 11, 2020Jun 11, 2020

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 […]

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Online training for private companies in the waste sector

Jun 1, 2020Jun 30, 2020
Online

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.

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Capacity development in 2020 – China IWM NSP goes digital

Mar 24, 2020Mar 24, 2020
Online

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 […]

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Workshop with the National Bureau of Statistics on experiences with the German energy statistics system

Jan 14, 2020Jan 14, 2020
Beijing

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 […]

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GIZ supports countrywide MEE training series on National ETS

Oct 23, 2019Dec 8, 2019
Chengdu, Sichuan

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 […]

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Kick-off conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP)

Nov 15, 2019Nov 15, 2019
Beijing

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, […]

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2nd Sino-German Intermodal Transportation Forum in Beijing

Dec 9, 2019Dec 10, 2019
Beijing

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 […]

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2019 Changzhou Smart Energy Internet Workshop

Nov 8, 2019Nov 8, 2019
Changzhou

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 […]

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Sino-German Day on Building Energy Efficiency @ Fenestration BAU 2019 Shanghai

Jan 1, 1970
Shanghai

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 […]

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Planning Workshop on Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change

Nov 20, 2019Nov 20, 2019
Beijing

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 […]

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Strengthening Sino-German Ties in Driving Sustainable Global Growth

Dec 2, 2019Dec 2, 2019
Beijing

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 […]

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Study tour to Germany and Austria about best practices in low-carbon heating

Dec 8, 2019Dec 14, 2019
Germany and Austria

    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 […]

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Workshop on low-carbon heating action plan in Xintai

Nov 27, 2019Nov 27, 2019
Xintai, Shandong

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 […]

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MoHURD delegation in Germany and the Netherlands

Nov 3, 2019Nov 10, 2019
Netherlands and Germany

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 […]

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NSP co-organised a large-scale waste management conference in Chongqing

Nov 13, 2019Nov 14, 2019
Chongqing

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 […]

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Mapping Workshop on EU MS’ Climate Cooperation Activities in China

Oct 15, 2019Oct 15, 2019
Beijing

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 […]

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Launch ceremony of Sino-German cooperation project ‘Jiangsu Low Carbon Development’ Phase III

Oct 11, 2019Oct 11, 2019
Nanjing

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 […]

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MEE training series on national ETS started on 22 October

Oct 22, 2019Oct 22, 2019
Chengdu

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 […]

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Discussion of interim work results of paper on the German energy statistics system

Oct 18, 2019Oct 18, 2019
Beijing

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 […]

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Call for financing a climate-resilient future by promoting a sustainable banking sector

Sep 10, 2019Sep 10, 2019
Beijing

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 […]

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China and Germany hold successful 10th Sino-German Working Group Meeting on Environment & Climate

May 7, 2020May 7, 2020

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, […]

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Study on Hydrogen Industry Development Strategy Plan

Jan 6, 2020Jan 10, 2020
Changzhou, Suzhou and Rugao (Nantong)

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 […]

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‘Plus-energy Building/Community Research’ Project launch meeting held in Beijing

Jan 3, 2020Jan 3, 2020
Beijing

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 […]

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Activity in 2019 CIEHI, Beijing

Jan 1, 1970
Beijing

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 […]

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Demo-cities of China IWM NSP decarbonise their waste management

Nov 1, 2019Nov 30, 2019
China

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 […]

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GIZ Proklima Hosts XPS Form Sector Workshop in China

Jun 12, 2019Jun 12, 2019
Beijing, China

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.

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Low-carbon Day

Jun 19, 2019Jun 25, 2019
Nanchang, Jiangxi

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, […]

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China and Germany hold International Climate Initiative Workshop

Apr 11, 2019Apr 11, 2019
Beijing, China

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.

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GIZ and SEEE hold International Workshop on the Construction, Operation, and Supervision of an ETS Trading Platform in China

Mar 12, 2019Mar 14, 2019
Shanghai, China

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.

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SPIPA Workshop and Public Event

Jan 14, 2019Jan 15, 2019
Beijing, China

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 […]

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Final Round of GIZ-NCSC ETS Trainings in 2018

Nov 15, 2018Nov 21, 2019
Wuhan

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 […]

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Forum on Integrated Energy System in City Quarter at the 11th Jiangsu Green Building Development Summit

Nov 20, 2018
Nanjing

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.

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BMU and GIZ China strengthen their IKI coordination

Oct 28, 2018Nov 2, 2018
Beijing

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.

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GIZ-ICAP International Advanced ETS Training 2018 in Haikou

Oct 22, 2018Oct 26, 2018
Haikou

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.

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