Sino-German Cooperation
on Biodiversity, Climate and Environment
On behalf of International Climate Initiative (IKI)

T2D Co-Chairs address next phase of cooperation during COP26; Working Groups start planning for 2022

On 9 November, Prof. MESSNER, President of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA), and XU Huaqing, Director of the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), met during the 26th World Climate Conference in Glasgow to discuss upcoming topics concerning the Track 2 Dialogue (T2D). Both Co-Chairs touched upon potential topics for research projects of the working groups, publications of project insights and the possible presentation of results in the context of various conferences.

In 2021, the Working Groups engaged in extensive knowledge exchange on the topics of green transition, market-based mechanisms, long-term low GHG emission and carbon neutrality strategies, and data collection. They presented their results during the Steering Committee Meeting on 30 September.

In the course of December, the working groups initiated the process of formulating goals and specific focal points of research for 2022. On 10 December, working group 1 agreed to continue to focus on the design and implementation of taxonomies. This policy tool would be central to green and sustainable investments and could accelerate a green transition, so the working group members.

T2D Co-Chairs during COP26. XU Huaqing, Director of the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), Prof. MESSNER, President of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA), and Tim Schubert, International Affairs Officer at UBA (from left to right)

Specific research questions will be defined in the Work Plans for 2022 which are currently being drafted by the working groups.

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Steering Committee Meeting of the Sino-German Track-2-Dialogue and several working groups meetings in preparation for Steering Committee Meeting of the Sino-German Track-2-Dialogue held from July to September

On 30 September, the Chinese and German experts of the four working groups of the Sino-German Track-2-Dialogue (T2D) came together virtually to present the results of their collaboration at the third Steering Committee Meeting of the Sino-German Track-2-Dialogue.

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