May 27, 2020

Mapping Workshop on EU MS’ Climate Cooperation Activities in China

Oct 15, 2019 Oct 15, 2019

SPIPA mapping workshop © GIZ

The SPIPA project successfully held its Workshop on Mapping EU Member States’ Climate Cooperation Activities in China in Beijing on 15 October. The objective of the overall mapping exercise is to sketch a holistic overview of activities undertaken by the EU and Member States in China within the area of climate change and NDC implementation.

More than 20 people attended the workshop, including representatives from the EU Delegation to China, the embassies of seven EU Member States and two observer countries, namely Canada and Norway. The workshop started with an introduction of the SPIPA project, followed by a review of the mapping process and key findings on EU MS’ climate cooperation activities in China. Speakers from the EU and five member states including Denmark, Finland, France, Italy and Germany presented their climate cooperation activities with China, including over 120 projects in a variety of categories such as clean energy, energy efficiency, emission trading, afforestation, transportation, adaptation, etc. Representatives also regarded the workshop as a good peer-to-peer learning opportunity to share experiences during their cooperation with China. Participants believed that the workshop provided an opportunity to identify synergies and prevent duplication. For member states with a smaller portfolio in China, the workshop provided an exchange of ideas and the possibility to find niche topics where they can position themselves to actively engage in climate action.

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.