May 27, 2020

Discussion of interim work results of paper on the German energy statistics system

Oct 18, 2019 Oct 18, 2019

Exchange between ERI experts and Mr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing on the German energy statistics system. Copyright by GIZ.

On 18 October 2019, Mr Hans-Joachim Ziesing met with experts of the Energy Research Institute (ERI) to discuss the interim results of a paper on the German energy statistics system. The project commissioned the paper because the topic is of great interest for the National Energy Administration (NEA).

The paper covers diverse aspects such as data sources, the process of compiling, calculating and estimating figures, the legal and regulatory basis for trading, the integration of local and national data, the actors involved and the composition of the Energy Balances Working Group (AG Energiebilanzen), which is responsible for producing the statistics. Mr Ziesing headed the Energy Balances Working Group for 25 years and is therefore one of the foremost experts on Germany’s energy statistics system. During the exchange, Mr Ziesing presented the preliminary results, already comprising a large share of the final contents. The ERI experts asked Mr Ziesing several questions regarding technical details and also suggested smaller additions to the content matter.

Sino-German Climate Partnership III

Project country
Political Partners
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU); Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People's Republic of China (MEE); National Energy Administration of the People's Republic of China (NEA)
Implementation Partners
Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China
09/2017 – 09/2020

Germany and China signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Combatting Climate Change and initiated this bilateral dialogue as "Sino-German Climate Partnership". The project has been established to support the cooperation between the German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE). The new phase of the project starts in 2018 with close alignment to the restructuring at the Chinese government. In this phase, the project aims to advance the policy dialogue and cooperation with the Chinese partners domestically as well as within the international context of climate change. Part of the work will be supporting the development and implementation of China's medium- and long-term low-carbon development strategies, hence by supporting the Chinese government in strengthening the climate governance system. Domestically the SGCP project supports the policy dialogue on climate change (Sino-German Working Group on Climate Change) and enhances the exchange of German experiences and best practices, this includes strengthening capacities for the development of integrated climate and energy action plans as well as adaptation concepts for cities. On international level the SGCP project enhances the knowledge of both patterns about best practices in regard of climate policies and their implementation. For new cooperation topics identified by the Working Group on Climate Change, the project acts as an incubator for IKI development. As interface for information management, it serves a as a hub for exchange between partners of the IKI within and outside China, especially within the UNFCCC process.