Summary of SGUP activities in 2019

Jul 9, 2020

In 2019, SGUP organized and participated in activities with its partners focusing on the following four key topics:

Plus Energy in Buildings and Quarters:
SGUP co-organized the Plus Energy Building Workshop with BRDCBEE and BUCC. The workshop focused on cases and policies regarding plus-energy buildings in Germany and provided suggestions for the development of China’s plus-energy buildings.

Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Quarters in Urban Renewal:
SGUP co-organized the Urban Renewal Conference in August and Urban Renewal—Technical Workshop in September with CSTID. During the workshops, the participating experts introduced urban renewal policies and useful case studies, such as the regeneration of old industrial sites, the pilot project “shared community” etc.

Climate Adaptation in Cities:
SGUP co- organized the Climate Risk—Technical Workshop with CSTID in March. Relevant experts communicated ideas and experiences concerning climate-adaptive urban construction and urban resilience improvement, and put forward suggestions to further support the development of adaptive urban construction. In October, SGUP co-organized the Climate Risk Conference with CSTID to promote urban adaptation to climate change.

Urban Transformation:
SGUP co-organized the Cycling workshop with CSTID discussing a comprehensive transportation system. People can benefit from an urban transportation network by combining urban cycling systems with urban public transportation and promoting hydrogen energy transportation and other modes of transportation.

Meanwhile, SGUP also continued its traditional activity, namely the organization of the Sino- German Mayors Program in July. This event covered all the four topics.

Read more:
Chinese Mayors welcomed by SGUP in Duisburg
Sino-German Mayor’s Forum celebrates big success
Mayor’s Delegation visits innovation center to discuss state-of-the-art hydrogen and fuel cell technology
Urban redevelopment in Munich: Messestadt Riem
Urban Redevelopment in Munich: Werksviertel Mitte

As for ouputs, SGUP has published five papers focusing on the key topics. Click here to download the English version and Chinese version.

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Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership

Project country
Political Partners
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU); Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD)

In 2013, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang initiated the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership as a response to rising rates of urbanisation, a higher frequency of climate change-induced natural disasters and increasing levels of environmental degradation. The partnership is overseen by the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD) of the People’s Republic of China, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has been responsible for implementing the Partnership Project since June 2016. Funded through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of BMU, the project focuses on promoting sustainable, integrated urban development in China and Germany. The governing structure of the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership consists of a Steering Committee and an Annual Meeting of the Working Group on Urbanisation that involves all active members in the Partnership. Every three years a High-level Forum on Urbanisation is held, alternating between China and Germany.