Sino-German Cooperation
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China Announces CO2 Emission Peak by 2030 and Carbon Neutrality by 2060

China pledges CO2 emission peak by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060, as President Xi Jinping announced on September 22, 2022, at the 75th United Nations General Assembly. The renowned research institute at Tsinghua University already reacted to the new climate goal pledges with a presentation and recommendations for the government. According to Mr. HE Jiankun, deputy director of the National Committee of Experts on Climate Change, the 2060 target requires China to achieve near-zero emissions by 2050 and build a sustainable energy system with renewable energy, as well as carry out a huge transformation in all aspects of social, economic, technological and energy systems. Read more here and here.

China Announces Updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

 At the Climate Ambition Summit on December 12, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced new nationally determined contribution (NDC) pledges: China will lower its carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP by over 65 percent from the 2005 level, increase the share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to around 25 percent, increase the forest stock volume by 6 billion cubic meters from the 2005 level, and bring its total installed capacity of wind and solar power to over 1.2 billion kilowatts. Xi advocated multilateralism in climate governance, as well as low-carbon ways of life and production.

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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.