Jan 16, 2019

SPIPA Workshop and Public Event

Jan 14, 2019 Jan 15, 2019
Beijing, China

On January 14th and 15th 2019, a workshop and a public event under the framework of the Project Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA) was organized together with the EU delegation and Tsinghua University in Beijing. During the two day event, the first SPIPA event taking place in China, a delegation from the EU Commission introduced the EU long-term strategy, a vision for climate neutrality in 2050, and engaged in a dialogue with Chinese experts.

During the expert workshop and the public event, the delegation from the EU Commission had the chance to learn more about China’s long-term low-carbon development and transition. Furthermore, they shared experience and insights into the developments of the EU and China’s long-term strategies, especially in the key sectors of energy, transport, industry and the role of land and agriculture. Discussions touched on issues of investment, technology, growth and development, the role of citizens and social fairness to ensure a just transition.

Megan Richards, Director for Energy Policy stated, “The EU is keen to share our approach and engage with other countries. We can work together with China on making the de-carbonization pathways a reality.” Read More

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.