Publication on energy concepts and trainings on low-carbon heating

May 31, 2019

The Sino-German Climate Partnership’s energy component has finalized publications on integrated energy concepts, which were developed by Chinese and German experts for the cities of Dunhuang (Gansu Province), Xintai (Shandong Province) and Jiaxing-Xiuzhou (Zhejiang Province) in the previous project phase. The concepts identified and analyzed each city’s specific geographic characteristics and renewable energy potential and modeled future energy demand. Moreover, they proposed tailor-made measures to achieve the highest possible share of renewable energy in energy consumption in all sectors by 2030. The concepts serve as an example of how best practices from Germany can be adjusted and applied in the Chinese context.

The publications summarize the energy concepts and convey them in a way suitable for a wider audience. The publication was first produced in German and was subsequently translated into Chinese and English. All versions will be published on the forthcoming Climate Partnership website.

The energy component has also been preparing a series of capacity development trainings on low-carbon heating. The target group of the trainings will be members of municipal authorities or their advisory bodies. The trainings will cover topics like the larger energy and climate political framework conditions, technical solutions, policy and regulatory tools and municipal-level planning. The trainings will be carried out in cooperation with German experts from the Renewables Academy (RENAC) and Chinese experts from the Energy Research Institute (ERI) of the NDRC. A first kick-off workshop among GIZ and these partners was held on March 20. Since then, the training concepts and materials have been developed.

There will be six trainings altogether, three in 2019 and three in 2020. Two of the three trainings will be conducted in China and one will take the shape of a study tour in Germany. While the 2019 trainings will cover low-carbon heating, a new topic will be developed for the 2020 trainings. The first training is scheduled to take place on June 20-21, most likely in the Shanxi Province. Read more

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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.