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

Promoting Climate Finance Cooperation at the BRI Green Investment Principles Meeting

On September 24, Dr. Alexander Fisher, Program Director for Climate Change, Environment, and Natural Resources of GIZ China was invited as a keynote speaker at the Second Plenary Meeting of the Green Investment Principles (GIP) for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

The event was organized by the GIP secretariat of the Beijing Institute for Finance and Sustainability and the International Department of the People’s Bank of China. It featured expert keynote speeches by Ms. Zhu Juan, Director General of the International Department of the People’s Bank of China, by Mrs. Jenny McInnes, Senior Civil Servant of the International Climate Finance, Policy and Programme Delivery UK, by Mr. Yaseen Anwar, former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan.

During his speech, Dr. Fisher underlined the 2060 carbon neutrality goal, which President Xi Jinping recently revealed. He further highlighted that Germany too is working on climate finance and aims to achieve a climate-friendly economy. He concluded with a wish to increase cooperation with Dr. Ma Jun, Co-chair of the GIP Steering Committee, and his team.

Sir Roger Gifford, Co-chair of the GIP Steering Committee, emphasized that the 2020 reporting cycle has performed at a top-level. The annual report indicated methodologies as well as baselines of GIP implementation, and there are only 23 comparable disclosure engagements.

Photo Credit: GIZ

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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.