Climate Cooperation China
On behalf of the International Climate Initiative (IKI)

Project: Sino German Cooperation on Climate Change - Climate Partnership

Sino-German Track 2 Dialogue in Shanghai Advances Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals

The 8th Sino-German Track 2 Dialogue on Climate Change and Sustainable Development convened at Fudan University in Shanghai from 27 to 28 May 2024, co-hosted by the German Environment Agency (UBA) and the Chinese National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), and supported by GIZ. This significant event gathered prominent experts from China and Germany to address urgent global climate challenges. UBA President Prof Dirk Messner and NCSC Director-General Xu Huaqing jointly moderated the dialogue.

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Sino-German Dialogue on Sustainable Financial Products and Practices – Workshop on Sustainable Debt Instruments

Following the successful kick-off in March, more than 20 Chinese and German representatives and practitioners from financial institutions and experts in sustainable finance gathered in Beijing on 29 May for the first workshop of the Sino-German Expert Dialogues Series on Sustainable Finance Products and Practices. Hosted by the GIZ and supported by the Institute of Finance and Sustainability (IFS) and Climate & Company, the hybrid workshop focused on the pivotal role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the green transformation and sustainable debt-based financial instruments.

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Enhancing Climate Finance for Accelerating the Low-Carbon Transition

On 13 May 2024, more than 120 participants from the government, financial institutions, companies, academia, and think tanks attended the Subforum on Climate Investment and Finance for Accelerating Urban Transition in Beijing, to share their insights on global trends, international experiences and China’s innovative practices on climate finance.

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Kicking off the Workshop Series on Sino-German Expert Dialogues on Sustainable Finance

On 14 March 2024, more than 40 Chinese and German experts, practitioners, and policy makers discussed technical approaches on how to make finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development. The high-level participants included financial regulators, commercial and development banks, rating agencies, academia, global initiatives and think tanks

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A Successful Dialogue of the Sino-German Climate Partnership at COP28

On 2 December 2023, the side event entitled “From a Germany-China Track 2 Dialogue (T2D) Perspective: China’s and Germany’s Contribution to the Acceleration of the Renewable Energy Expansion in light of the global stocktake” took place at the German Pavilion at COP 28. Zhao Yingmin, Vice Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment, and Jennifer Morgan, State Secretary of the German Foreign Ministry and Special Envoy for International Climate Action, delivered speeches. This event was jointly hosted by the German Environment Agency (UBA) and the Chinese National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), and supported by GIZ.

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European Study Tour on Sustainable Finance and Climate Finance

In order to close the significant financing gaps to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and to promote sustainability in the financial sector by integrating ESG factors into investment decision-making, we recognise the urgent need for leading financial professionals to strengthen their expertise on sustainable finance. International expert exchange can play an important role in this regard. To this end, a delegation visit to Germany and Norway was organised by the GIZ-implemented IKI project Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change – Climate Partnership from 5 to 11 November 2023, which facilitated Sino-European technical exchange of financial market professionals and academia.

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Seventh Steering Committee Meeting of the Sino-German Track II Dialogue on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

A Chinese delegation visited Germany to participate in the seventh steering committee meeting of the Sino-German Track II Dialogue (T2D) on Climate Change and Sustainable Development and other meetings from 23 to 25 October 2023. Hosted by the German Environment Agency (UBA), the steering committee meeting saw exchanges between high-level experts from both countries, led by UBA President Prof Dirk Messner and National Centre for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) Director General Prof Xu Huaqing.

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