Jul 20, 2021

IKI Update Issue 11

The IKI Update provides an overview of policy developments in China and project activities of projects funded by the IKI and implemented by the GIZ in China. This issue covers the months April-June 2021.


Compost Manual

The Federal Environment Agency’s (Umweltbundesamt, UBA) publication “Compost Manual” was translated into Chinese with support from the “Sino-German Environmental Partnership” project implemented by GIZ on behalf of BMU.
One of the environmental challenges we are facing today is the closing of materials loop in a resource-efficient and environmentally friendly way. This also applies to organic waste stream. However, there are very few obligatory specifications for the recycling of organic waste in the home garden. This compost manual is intended to provide assistance and answer questions in this regard.


Tomorrow‘s Cities

The Federal Environment Agency’s (Umweltbundesamt, UBA) publication “Tomorrow‘s Cities” was translated into Chinese with support from the “Sino-German Environmental Partnership” project implemented by GIZ on behalf of BMU.
How do we want to live in our cities in the future? Is it possible to create an urban environment with environmentally friendly transport, low noise levels, green spaces and a functional mix? The brochure explains how an urban environment with less traffic, fewer cars and fewer health and climate hazards can be achieved. 


The EU carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) and China: unpacking options on policy design, potential responses, and possible impacts

The EU has announced ambitious new climate targets, pledging to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 55 percent by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. To help achieve these goals, the EU proposed implementing a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) in its European Green Deal legislation. As the EU CBAM will put a price on the GHG emissions embedded in goods imported into the bloc, the mechanism will have a significant effect on both international trade and climate diplomacy. Understanding how the CBAM will impact China is critical, as it is one of the EU’s main trading partners and has also announced its own carbon neutrality target. Against this backdrop, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) commissioned the German climate think tank adelphi as well as the Chinese Tsinghua University to shed light on how the forthcoming EU CBAM will interact with China’s carbon and trade landscapes, as well as how the mechanism can enhance climate diplomacy between the two trading partners. The paper is also available in Chinese.


Guest article by SGCCC published in Econet Monitor

In May 2021, the SGCCC published a guest article in the Econet Monitor, a magazine distributed nine times per year by the AHK (German Chamber of Commerce) Greater China. The article discusses the role of the 14th Five-Year Plan in reducing emissions and decarbonising the Chinese economy. This issue of the Econet Monitor was published in German.

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