Sino-German Cooperation
on Biodiversity, Climate and Environment
On behalf of International Climate Initiative (IKI)

Beijing plans to hold carbon neutral Winter Olympics

The organizing committee of the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022 has issued a notice for reducing GHG emissions where possible and for offsetting unavoidable emissions to make the Olympics carbon neutral.

The notice outlines the plan to build-low carbon venues, provide low-carbon transport, and invest in renewable energy projects to supply the Winter Olympics with 100% renewable energy. Unavoidable emissions will be “neutralized” through offsets that invest in carbon forestry projects in the host cities Beijing and Zhangjiakou. Moreover, the notice encourages the private sector involved in the Olympics to offset their emissions through purchases of either allowances from Beijing’s Emission Trading Scheme or credits from the Chinese Certified Emissions Reductions (CCER) offset system. Read more in CN

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CAO Yun

Advisor
Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC)
yun.cao@giz.de
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.