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.