Sep 8, 2020

SGCCC Workshops on NDC Implementation

Sep 8, 2020

The planned project “Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change: NDC Implementation” (SGCCC-NDC) has concluded German experts’ research results through two workshops in September to prepare research-based suggestions for pilot region & industry selection on climate mitigation and adaptation. The process was to coordinate with the Chinese implementation partner of the SGCCC-NDC project, the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), to make a mutual and informed proposal to both ministries (BMU and MEE) on the region & industry selection and to kick off the bilateral cooperation later this year. Experts from the NewClimate Institute, Climate Analytics, Ricardo E&E as well as Dr. Gerhard Rappold and representatives from several IKI projects within GIZ China have also participated in the workshop discussion. On September 8, the thematic focus was the adaptation experience from EU/Germany. On September 10, experts introduced and debated the ambitious mitigation in the cement and power sectors. The research and discussion conclusions generated from these workshops have been sent to the NCSC, waiting for feedback.


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.