Sino-German Cooperation
on Biodiversity, Climate and Environment
On behalf of International Climate Initiative (IKI)

‘Plus-energy Building/Community Research’ Project launch meeting held in Beijing

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3 January 2020 saw the launch in Beijing of the Plus-energy Building and Community Research project initiated by GIZ’s Supporting Jiangsu Low-Carbon Development project . The kick-off meeting was held at the Chinese Academy of Building Sciences. The project was commissioned by the GIZ Jiangsu project and is being jointly undertaken by the Science Technology and Industrialization Development Center of the MoHURD, the Chinese Academy of Building Research (CABR), and the Science and Technology Development Center (STDC) of the Jiangsu HURD. The research project will develop a technical indicator system and work on scaling up plus-energy building and communities, as well as defining key technologies. In addition, it will offer suggestions on related policymaking and priority development areas in order to promote the development of plus-energy building and communities in China.

Mr Guo Liqiao, Deputy Director of the Standard Quota Division of MoHURD, Ms Zhao Wenhua, Director of the International Cooperation Division, Mr Xu Wei, Dean of the Institute of Environment and Energy under CABR, Hu Qiying, Director GIZ Jiangsu Low-Carbon Development Project, and Mr Steivan Defilla, Deputy Director of the Asia-Pacific Center for Sustainable Energy attended the meeting together with all the research team members.

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Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC)
Ms. Cao facilitates policy exchange between German and Chinese governments and coordinates work streams on south-south-north cooperation, climate legislation and finance to support China in strengthening its climate governance system. Besides, she supports the development of new projects. She studied at Humboldt University of Berlin, Free University of Berlin and Technical University of Munich, having extensive research experiences on climate and energy policies in China and Germany. Before joining GIZ, she worked at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) for many years.