The grant agreement between GIZ and the Eco-environment Low-carbon Development Center of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the project implementation partner in Inner Mongolia, was finalized in July.
From April to May this year, the NDCI project team conducted a commercial and eligibility check (KEP) by visiting the local partner’s office and checking all the documents needed. After conducting the KEP, the team helped the local partner get acquainted with GIZ’s requirements on financial budgets, contract terms and project proposals. In June, the local partner submitted both the budget plan and the project proposal. After the contract had been approved by the GIZ headquarter, both sides signed the contract on 27 and 30 July respectively.
This first grant agreement of the SGCCC-NDC implementation project started the cooperation on provincial level mitigation under this project. As proposed by the local partner, this project component will focus on the following aspects:
- Support the preparation of local carbon peaking scenarios in Hulun Buir and Hinggan League;
- Support the investigation of local carbon sink potentials;
- Capacity building to local government officials and stakeholders on carbon peaking and neutrality.
From August to September, GIZ has been working with partners from both the German and Chinese side on implementing this project in Inner Mongolia. As proposed by the Chinese side, GIZ will organize a workshop, on carbon peaking scenario modelling in late October or early November. This workshop will be supported by experts from Climate Analytics and NewClimate Institute.