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Climate Economics

As of: September 2021

This project was supporting a bilateral exchange with political decision-makers and economists in the People’s Republic of China in order to incorporate economic and environmental strategies for transitioning to a low-carbon economy into China’s political decision-making processes. To this end, the project was working with a bilateral working group, which was established by the German and Chinese Governments in 2009 to implement the joint climate agreement, and with the liaison office in Beijing. Its tasks included brokering between the worlds of science and politics, preparing technical contributions, organising events, liaising with delegations and processing results.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Effective support in implementing the Sino-German Climate Partnership
  • Implementation of a dialogue event titled 'Low Carbon Economic Development and Beyond: Cooperation Areas for a Green Economy' in January 2011 in Berlin; priority areas: challenges of and perspectives for a green economy, innovative political strategies for sustainable and low-carbon urban and regional development, and clean production approaches in industry processes
  • Implementation of the workshop 'Multilevel Governance and Environmental Advance' in July 2011 in Beijing. Priority areas: climate policy, green economy, coordination of strategies at the macro level with initiatives from countries, municipalities, the private sector and civil society

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) - China

BMU grant:
329.029,47 €

11/2009  till  10/2011

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