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

The European Union and China launch the second Phase of ETS Cooperation

April 25, 2018 – The European Union and China officially launched the three-year long second phase of their emissions trading co-operation programme. In this programme, the EU provides funding amounting to €10 million in an effort to help the world’s top emitting nation to develop and launch its national cap-and-trade system. The first phase, which ended last year, was focused on supporting the development of the pilot emissions trading schemes.


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Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC)
Ms. Cao facilitates policy exchange between German and Chinese governments and coordinates work streams on south-south-north cooperation, climate legislation and finance to support China in strengthening its climate governance system. Besides, she supports the development of new projects. She studied at Humboldt University of Berlin, Free University of Berlin and Technical University of Munich, having extensive research experiences on climate and energy policies in China and Germany. Before joining GIZ, she worked at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) for many years.