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

Developing Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs)

Municipalities are a central field of action for combating climate change and the transition to an ecologically sound, low-carbon energy system. In China and worldwide, most people live in cities and they are the level on which most climate and energy measures ultimately are implemented. What is particularly challenging to administrations and policymakers is that climate action is a cross-cutting task that affects all policy areas. Therefore, this kind of transformation requires an overarching plan. Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAP) represent such a plan and form a cornerstone of municipal climate action and energy transition in Germany and Europe.

Municipalities are a central field of action for combating climate change and the transition to an ecologically sound, low-carbon energy system. In China and worldwide, most people live in cities and they are the level on which most climate and energy measures ultimately are implemented. What is particularly challenging to administrations and policymakers is that climate action is a cross-cutting task that affects all policy areas. Therefore, this kind of transformation requires an overarching plan. Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAP) represent such a plan and form a cornerstone of municipal climate action and energy transition in Germany and Europe.

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.