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Jun 30, 2021

DGNB Organised Seminars on the Latest Chinese Version of the German Sustainable Building Certification System

Jun 21, 2021 Jun 28, 2021

Photo Credit: GIZ

Following the release of the latest Chinese version of the German Sustainable Building Certification System at the Sino-German Cooperation Forum – Sino-German Low Carbon Building Technology Exchange during the 17th Green Building Conference on 19 May 2021, the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) and the Green Building Council of the Urban Science Research Association of China held three seminars on 21, 23 and 28 June 2021. More than 100 practitioners, experts, and scholars from China and Germany participated in the seminars. They compared and analysed the differences between China and Germany in terms of sustainable and green building certification standards and discussed technical approaches and feasible solutions to achieve the two targets of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality in the building sector.

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.