China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD) published the “Green Construction Pilot Work Program”

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Jan 10, 2021

With the “Green Construction Pilot Work Program” released on December 31, 2020, MoHURD aims to promote the sustainable building stock through the use of sustainable construction products and technologies. In each of the three selected provinces of Hunan, Guangdong and Jiangsu, at least 10 “green” pilot projects shall be carried out by 2023. MoHURD recommended the selected pilot regions to make use of “building information modelling” (BIM) as a digital tool to document the building infrastructure in detail and to find sustainable materials suitable for a environmentally friendly building design. With this pilot program, MoHURD aims at detecting sustainable construction technologies that can be replicated in other regions of the country in the future and be incorporated into the national strategy for China’s sustainable building sector.

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Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership

Project country
China
Political Partners
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU); Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD)
Duration

In 2013, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang initiated the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership as a response to rising rates of urbanisation, a higher frequency of climate change-induced natural disasters and increasing levels of environmental degradation. The partnership is overseen by the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD) of the People’s Republic of China, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has been responsible for implementing the Partnership Project since June 2016. Funded through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of BMU, the project focuses on promoting sustainable, integrated urban development in China and Germany. The governing structure of the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership consists of a Steering Committee and an Annual Meeting of the Working Group on Urbanisation that involves all active members in the Partnership. Every three years a High-level Forum on Urbanisation is held, alternating between China and Germany.