On January 19, representatives from Shandong, Jiangsu, Sichuan and Inner Mongolia met with SGCCC-NDCI project partners Climate Analytics, GIZ, NCSC and NewClimate Institute for an exchange. After the meeting Shandong and Inner Mongolia were selected as partner provinces due to their high potential for emission reduction and their strong interest in cooperation projects.
Shandong is an example of a province characterized by strong economic activities, high energy consumption as well as high carbon dioxide emissions. Especially the industrial sector in Shandong is currently to a large part dependent on coal, while renewable energy sources are underdeveloped. Until 2025, Shandong seeks to achieve a significant reduction in coal consumption and plans to reach peak-CO2 emissions by 2027. These targets will be supported by the SGCCC cooperation.
The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, too, is still highly dependent on coal. Inner Mongolia is home to the largest amount of coal capacities installed within China. Additionally, more than 80% of the energy used in Inner Mongolia is supplied by coal power plants. This is a much higher share than the national average. At the same time there is great potential for an expansion of renewable energy. The project plans to support the province through, among other activities, technical knowledge exchanges.
In 2021, Kick-Off Workshops with local partners will be organized to mark the beginning of the cooperation between GIZ and the provinces.