A Brainstorming Workshop with JCMA, CUMT and JCMRI for Potential Cooperation

Oct 23, 2020

On August 22 and September 4, two brainstorming workshops took place in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. The GIZ Jiangsu project, Jiangsu Construction Modernization and Innovation Alliance, China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), and Jiangsu Jianlian Building Industry Modernization Research Institution (JCMRI) attended this meeting. The attendees had an active and result-oriented discussion.

The brainstorming revolved on the one hand around the demands of construction industrialization for the eastern Province of Jiangsu and, on the other hand,, around industrial resources and project opportunities of the participating parties, and the demonstration effect of cooperation have been discussed. The meeting reached the following consensus on cooperation:

  1. The GIZ Jiangsu project, JCMRI, and CUMT will jointly participate in the construction and implementation phase of the 2020 International Solar Decathlon Competition, which will take place in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, in September 2021. Zhangjiakou will be one of the locations of the 2022 Winter Olympics, with all skiing events taking place here. GIZ and JCMRI will provide technical and financial support for the competition to help the CUMT’s participating teams complete the construction of the competition projects. The competition buildings will be located in the Sustainable Eco Demonstration Area of Zhangjiakou, which will provide services to the 2022 Winter Olympics, thus the 2020 International Solar Decathlon Competition has a high demonstration effect. GIZ will provide technical support for Plus Energy and prefabricated building solutions, and JCMRI will recommend prefabricated construction enterprise and partially sponsor the construction process.
  1. Based on the cooperation in the 2020 International Solar Decathlon Competition, the three parties will attempt to establish a research branch with the topic of “Building Industrialization” in Xuzhou, a northern city of Jiangsu Province, as part of the low-carbon development platform of Jiangsu Province planned by the GIZ Jiangsu project.
  1. The GIZ Jiangsu project and JCMA are cooperating to hold a Sino-German prefabricated construction industry technologies and products exchange meeting at the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021.

The cooperation in the Solar Decathlon Competition will be carried out this year, and other cooperation will be implemented gradually in early 2021.

Photo Credit: GIZ

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Supporting the Low Carbon Development of Jiangsu Province Phase III

Project country
Political Partners
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU); Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People's Republic of China (MEE)
Implementation Partners
Department of Ecology and Environment of Jiangsu Province
01/2019 - 02/2023

China’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) at a peaking of CO2 emissions until 2030, reducing the emission intensity of its economy (CO2 emissions per unit of GDP) by 60% to 65% compared to 2005-levels and increasing the share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to around 20% in the same time frame.

On its path towards these goals, China needs ambitious provinces like Jiangsu which is a role model in driving low carbon development forward by aspiring to reach its carbon peak 5-10 years earlier. Furthermore, within the framework of the 13th Five-Year-Plan (FYP, 2016-2020) Jiangsu targets a reduction of carbon intensity 5-8% higher than the average national target. Further goals for reducing energy intensity (national target 15%, Jiangsu 18%) and carbon intensity (national target 18%, Jiangsu 19%) show Jiangsu’s ambitions.

Jiangsu province is highly industrialized and one of the most developed provinces in China; its population is comparable to Germany’s and its economic power comparable to the one of Switzerland.

The project supports its Chinese partners in enabling the transformation towards a low carbon economy, which is in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and advances reaching the goals of the 13th / 14th FYP (2016-2020 / 2021-2025) of Jiangsu province as well as the early peaking of its CO2 emissions. At the local level, activities built on lessons learned during the previous project phases I and II. Supported by the provincial government, a sustainable network that persists beyond the duration of the project, will be established. It facilitates a long-term exchange between German and Chinese actors from industry, academia and politics as well as the discourse on coal phase-out. The project and the network will achieve sustainable capacity development through the introduction of methodological knowledge on how to build and manage knowledge networks and how to ensure financing. Furthermore, the necessary technical expertise required by stakeholders of the network will be provided. Results, best practices and proven impacts will contribute to the national and international dialogue on climate change.

In order to stabilize results of three project phases and to ensure the sustainability of knowledge transfer and capacity building regarding low carbon development, a permanent network structure will be created in the final phase of the project. The project will build capacity to enable network stakeholders to sustainably manage and finance the network. In addition, train-the-trainer programs are being established in the areas of climate protection and low carbon development, which are offered and implemented by the network stakeholders after the end of the project.

In the long-term, strengthened individual and institutional capacities will contribute to integrated planning of climate protection measures at local and provincial levels. By developing and establishing a sustainable structure to safeguard knowledge and capacity regarding low carbon development, the measures implemented as well as the project inputs will have an enduring impact and will support Jiangsu's climate strategies, and serve to achieve China’s NDC as well as the 2030 Agenda.