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

Asides

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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Learning Forum on the Assessment of City Enabling Environments concerning Environmental and Climate Change Governance

On 15 November 2023, the Urban-Act project China component and its regional consortium partner United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) organised a learning forum titled “City Enabling Environment Assessment on Environmental and Climate Change Governance”. The event took place in conjunction with the 9th UCLG ASPAC Congress in Yiwu, Zhejiang, and gathered about 40 representatives and practitioners from city governments and institutes in China, Thailand, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Nepal, and other countries.

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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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Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Urban Spatial Planning in the Context of Climate Change

The Urban-Act project held a knowledge sharing workshop titled “Urban Spatial Planning in the Context of Climate Change: Indicator System and Implementation Assessment” in the project’s pilot city of Xi’an on 13 October 2023. With the support of Tongji University and Xi’an Urban Planning and Design Research Institute, the workshop allowed for exchanges on current developments and noteworthy practices by twenty representatives and implementation partners from Xi’an, Xiamen, Beijing, and Shanghai.

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Exchange on Climate Legislation with Dr Sina

In order to enhance exchange on the issue of climate legislation between China and Germany, Dr Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, visited Beijing from 20 to 21 September 2023 with the support of the NDC-Implementation project

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