Sino-German Cooperation
on Biodiversity, Climate and Environment
On behalf of 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 ambitious set of climate goals for 2030 and aids with the larger implementation of 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. Finally, the project hosts the IKI interface function in order to strengthen inter-project networking and knowledge management.

DURATION
5 years
11/2020
09/2025

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

    Network and Knowledge Management

    Finally, the Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change – Climate Partnership also features a network and knowledge management module. Here, synergies with other IKI projects are fostered through various formats of networking events. Through the quarterly newsletters, the IKI-in-China website and other established communication channels, project implementation progress and experiences are regularly shared with political stakeholders, project partners, other donors, and implementation agencies working on climate and biodiversity topics.
  • 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.

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CAO Yun

Advisor
Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC)
yun.cao@giz.de
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.