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

Sino-German Climate Partnership – Phase III

With its nationally determined contributions (NDCs), China has committed to achieving its CO2-emissions target and a transformation to a climate-friendly economy by 2030. The project contributed to the achievement of China’s NDCs by supporting the partners in setting up a holistic climate protection system that drove the transition to a sustainable energy system based on energy efficiency and renewable energies, and promoted the transition to a “low carbon economy”. The project supported the bilateral policy dialogue between BMU and the Chinese Ministry of the Environment and Ecology (MEE) and the mutual sharing of experience through targeted consultation. Activities at local level strengthened capacities for the effective implementation of integrated climate protection approaches. Cooperation topics derived from the dialogue (e.g. South-South cooperation) were also prepared for IKI portfolio development.
3 years



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.