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

Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change – Climate Partnership

As the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, China faces many challenges in achieving the nationally determined contributions (NDC) it has set for 2030. Within the framework of the Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change, the three projects Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change – Climate Partnership, Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change – NDC Implementation, and Sino-German Cooperation on Emissions Trading Systems, Carbon Market Mechanisms, and Industry-related N2O Mitigation support China in achieving its climate policy targets of early peaking before 2030 and carbon neutrality before 2060.

The Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change – Climate Partnership supports China in fulfilling the climate goals for 2030 and implementing the Chinese NDC and climate policies set out in its 14th Five-Year Plan. Specifically, the Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change – Climate Partnership supports political and expert climate dialogues, such as the Working Group on Environment and Climate Change and the Track-2 Dialogue. Based on existing experiences in Sino-German exchanges on climate policies, the capacities of Chinese partners will be strengthened for implementing climate cooperation projects in/with third countries. Through the work stream on green/climate finance, the project promotes the understanding of technical and policy capacities of relevant stakeholders in the system.

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What we work on

  • Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change – Climate Partnership

    Promoting Climate Dialogues

    Based on a long-standing track record of bilateral cooperation, this project strives to support the well-established annual Sino-German Environment and Climate Change Working Group meeting, where government officials hold exchanges on international and domestic climate policy development and bilateral cooperation funded by IKI. The Track-2-Dialogue supports further increasing mutual understanding between both countries on key issues, informing and strengthening the official bilateral engagement, and constructive bilateral impact on the multilateral process through providing in-depth expert advice by policy teams for the domestic implementation of the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement.
  • Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change – Climate Partnership

    Trilateral Climate Cooperation

    To tackle the global climate issue, both China and Germany have agreed upon the importance of strengthening climate actions in third countries with joint efforts and strength. Towards this end, the project aims to develop adequate criteria for the selection and implementation of trilateral cooperation mechanisms and to strengthen the capacity of Chinese partners for implementing climate cooperation projects in selected partner countries. Furthermore, consultative conferences with third countries are planned to identify their needs and potential challenges.
  • Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change – Climate Partnership

    Green Finance/Climate Finance

    To help promote green/climate finance in China, the project focuses on strengthening the role of related policymakers, including the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, as well as improving the technical capacities of financial market professionals. For the former, the project will provide market research, policy analysis, and empirical studies to support exchanges among government representatives, financial actors, industry experts, and academics. For the latter, tailor-made capacity-building conferences and technical workshops targeting different stakeholders will be held in cooperation with leading think tanks and research organizations.



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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