First training on low-carbon heating held in Shanxi province

Dec 30, 2019

Group picture of training participants ©GIZ

From 20th to 22nd June 2019, the Sino-German Climate Partnership’s energy component conducted the first capacity building training on “Low carbon Renewable Energy Heating” in Changzhi city in Shanxi province. The training was carried out in cooperation with German experts from the Renewables Academy (RENAC), the Energy Research Institute (ERI) of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Changzhi Energy Revolution Research Institute.

Over 80 officials responsible from local energy bureaus and municipal governments of seven major cities of Shanxi province participated and learned about relevant policy instruments, formulation of action plans, technologies and best practices. Shanxi province is planning to transition towards a low-carbon economy but currently strongly depends on coal as fuel and economic base. As the substitution with primarily natural gas was not sufficient during the last winter, the capacity building on renewable energy heating was very much appreciated. The training was well received by the participants based on the participants feedback.

There will be six trainings altogether, three in 2019 and three in 2020. Two of the three trainings will be conducted in China and one will take the shape of a study tour in Germany. While the 2019 trainings will cover low-carbon heating, a new topic will be developed for the 2020 trainings.

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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.