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New Energy Vehicle Industry Development Plan (2021-2035)

On November 02nd 2020, the “New Energy Vehicle Industry Development Plan (2021-2035)” was published by the State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China. The New Energy Vehicle Industry Development Plan (2021-2035) is a strategic top-level policy guiding the development of a comprehensive and fully integrated New Energy Vehicle (NEV) and Intelligent Connected […]

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White Paper “Sustainable Development of Transport in China”

On December 02nd 2020, China’s State Council Information Office released a White Paper on the country’s transport development titled: “Sustainable Development of Transport in China“. The document outlines China’s plan to build a modern comprehensive transport system by 2035 (in line with the Strong Transport Nation goals). The white paper is divided into the following […]

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Xi’s Speech at the Climate Ambition Summit towards global action against Climate Change

On December 12th, China’s President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the Climate Ambition Summit announcing a series of new measures for China’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). The Climate Ambition Summit, co-convened by the United Nations and relevant countries, aims to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, further mobilize the international community to […]

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Chinese National 14th Five-Year Plan Will Keep Promoting Green Development

The 14th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-term Goals for 2035 promote green development and the harmonious coexistence of man and nature by continuously improving the quality of the environment. Also, China seeks to raise awareness for ecological and environmental protection in the whole society and intensify the fight against […]

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Video production of “Green Transformation in Berlin” in cooperation with CITYMAKERS China-Europe

Is Berlin a „green” city? What projects, places, or people are contributing to a sustainable and green future for the German capital? Inspired to answer these questions, filmmakers Mrs. Kika Yang and Mr. Randolfe Camarotto, part of the CITYMAKERS China-Europe team, investigated innovative projects and inspiring personalities with their mission to make Berlin a greener […]

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Accelerating the construction of national ETS is one of the key tasks for China’s 2021 national plan

China’s Annual Central Economic Work Conference was held in Beijing from December 16th-18th. The conference set out key tasks for the next year. Preparing the work for the planned carbon peak but also carbon neutrality are among these tasks. The conference pointed out that China is striving to reach a carbon dioxide emissions peak before […]

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Fujian, Guangdong and Tianjin announced allowances allocation plans for 2020 for their respective pilot ETS

In December 2020, there have been three regional pilot ETSs – Fujian, Guangdong and Tianjin – which published their allowance allocation plans for the year 2020. According to the “(Trial) Administrative Measures” (draft for public comments) issued by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), the companies covered by the regional ETS from 2019-2020 will […]

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MEE released draft trial administrative measures as well as supplementary guidelines (registration, trading & clearing, monitoring & reporting, and verification) for China’s national ETS

Since November, the MEE consecutively released draft versions of the trial administrative measures as well as supplementary guidelines (registration, trading & clearing, allocation plan, monitoring & reporting, and verification) for China’s national ETS and called for public comments. On November 02nd, November 20th, December 04th and December 16th, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) […]

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Guiding Principles to Promote Climate Investment and Finance Released

On Oct 21st, 2020, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), and China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) jointly launched a guidance document to promote climate investment and finance in China. The Guidance was marked as a landmark […]

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Preparations for 14th Five-Year Plan and long-term objectives for 2035 progressing

On 3 November 2020, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) issued proposals on formulating the 14th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Term Vision Objectives Through to the Year 2035. The proposals also related to energy transition and low carbon development. Low Carbon Development in the Proposal for the […]

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