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

Best Practices of Huangzhong County in Xining City to Deal with Climate Change Risks

Huangzhong County, Xining City, Qinghai Province was listed as a national climate-adaptive pilot city in 2017 and Xining has been listed as the second batch of national pilot cities for ecological restoration and urban repair in the same year. Xining was also included in the national second batch of sponge city pilots in April 2016. After several years of pilot work and low-impact urban construction and development, certain progress has been made in the protection and utilization of urban water resources, and urban disaster prevention and mitigation. In particular, taking advantage of the opportunity of ecological restoration and sponge city construction, Xining has built a “mountain-water-city” integrated urban construction system, which has played an active role in coping with urban high temperatures, alleviating urban heat island effects, and solving urban waterlogging.


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.