Since 2008, the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has started to promote climate protection on city level through the Municipal Directive. This is the most important national climate protection project in Germany. From 2008 to the end of 2018, about 14,400 projects in more than 3450 towns received a total of about 600 million euros in funding. These public funds drove an additional investment of about one billion euros.
Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC)
Ms. Cao facilitates policy exchange between German and Chinese governments and coordinates work streams on south-south-north cooperation, climate legislation and finance to support China in strengthening its climate governance system. Besides, she supports the development of new projects. She studied at Humboldt University of Berlin, Free University of Berlin and Technical University of Munich, having extensive research experiences on climate and energy policies in China and Germany. Before joining GIZ, she worked at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) for many years.