Energy and climate became significant topics besides China’s economic development during this year’s “Two Sessions”.
China, a major player in terms of climate change and biodiversity conservation – it is one of 12 mega-biodiversity countries in addition to being the currently largest absolute CO2 emitter – wants to create synergies for climate and biodiversity action on its path towards achieving green development and living in harmony with nature. IKI projects support this.
On 23 March 2022, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) published the “Medium and Long-term Plan for Hydrogen Energy Industry Development (2021-2035)”.
On 22 March 2022, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the National Energy Administration (NEA) issued the “14th Five-Year Plan for a Modern Energy System” (FYP; 2021-2025), which emphasizes ensuring energy security and accelerating the green and low-carbon energy transition.
At the end of October, just days before the beginning of the world climate conference in Glasgow and amidst the release of the Chinese LEDS
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).
On 9 December 2021, the 11th Sino-German Working Group Meeting on Environment and Climate Change took place in a hybrid format.
China’s 2021 Central Economic Work Conference (CEWC), the most authoritative wind vane for assessing China’s current economic status and guiding macroeconomic policies for the next year, took place on 8-10 December.