May 29, 2020

Planning Workshop on Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change

Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

On 20 November 2019, the project organised a Planning Workshop together with the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation to support NDC implementation in China. The workshop was attended by over 30 climate experts from leading research institutes, universities, consulting companies in China and German experts from the New Climate Institute and Climate Analytics.

Based on the scope of engagement of the Chinese Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the workshop was divided into eight thematic groups. These included industry dialogue, regional early peaking, climate policy and mechanisms, climate legislation, climate finance, capacity building at provincial and municipal level, adaptation and the Sino-German Climate Partnership. Through intensive exchanges between experts and multiple rounds of discussions, the workshop protocol formed a strong basis for an improved understanding of the potential to strengthen the climate policy framework and the capacity-building demands of the climate authorities in China.

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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.