Study for Xintai’s energy transition and further studies

Dec 30, 2019

Based on the integrated energy concept for Xintai city, which was created in the previous phase of the Sino-German Climate Partnership (see IKI China Newsletter of April/May), the project is now conducting a study and action plan on the implementation of recommendations on heating made in the integrated energy concept in the rural areas of Xintai. The focus lies on measures that are economical and actionable in the short term. On the 2nd of July the first results of the study were presented by Jiashu Consulting in an interim workshop and report. The report summarized four representative counties’ heating sources and conditions and proposed different clean heating technologies and heating plans for each county. Besides of city officials of Xintai, German experts from the Fraunhofer Institute will evaluate and improve the implementation plan. Jiashu Consulting will integrate the opinions of all parties and presumably complete the study by the end of September. A conference on the results will be scheduled in October.

Two more studies will soon be conducted by the project and its partners. In the beginning of August, the managing director of the AG Energiebilanzen, Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing, will start a study with a detailed and easily understandable description and explanation of the German energy statistics system. The purpose of sharing the German experience on energy statistics is to support the improvement of the Chinese energy statistics system.

Presumably from September on, the project will work with experts to develop an indicator system which enables municipalities to measure their progress on the local energy transition and climate change mitigation. This will enable municipalities to adjust their plans and strategies accordingly and support the national level in monitoring and evaluating the status and efforts of municipalities on low-carbon energy transition, which is crucial for reaching national low-carbon development goals.

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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.