Sino-German Climate Partnership - Phase III - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Sino-German Climate Partnership - Phase III

As of: May 2020

Objective and activities

The project facilitates the achievement of the Chinese Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by supporting China’s efforts in the establishment of a comprehensive system for climate governance. It supports the transition towards an energy system based on energy efficiency and renewable energy and promotes the shift to a low carbon economy in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At national level it supports the bilateral policy dialogue on climate change between BMU and NDRC (Working Group on Climate Change) and enhances the exchange of German experiences and best practices. At local level, activities build on lessons learned during the previous project phase and strengthen capacities for the development of integrated climate, energy as well as adaptation concepts for cities. For new cooperation topics identified by the Working Group on Climate Change (e.g. South-South Cooperation), the project acts as an incubator for IKI portfolio development.
Predecessor project(s)
Sino-German Climate Partnership Sino-German Climate Partnership and Cooperation on Renewable Energies

State of implementation/results

The exchange of German and Chinese experts in January 2018 about methods and designing project activities to support local energy transition led to the first tentative analysis of German Experience, to a better understanding of diverse perspectives and to a summary of potential synergies with other actors
  • The project organized a workshop on the development of long-term climate change strategies in China on 19 December 2018 in Beijing. Experts from Climate Analytics, NCSC, Energy Research Center, State Information Center, and Renmin University participatd in this event.
  • A kick-off workshop was held on 20.03.19 with Chinese partner Energy Research Institute (ERI) and The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), the contractor responsible for design and implementation, to prepare a series of capacity-building training sessions on the climate-friendly energy transition at local level. The training sessions are designed to give participants from city governments and energy administrations a range of flexible tools on how to implement climate change at a local level. The first three workshops focus on climate-friendly heat supply.
  • As part of the project's energy component, two capacity building trainings for Chinese local governments on Low-Carbon Renewable Energy Heating have been conducted. A total of 131 participants from numerous local governments from various provinces particitpated. For both trainings there has been close collaboration with local experts and organisations to adapt the subjects to local needs, which contributed to the success of the events.

Project data


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

Partner institution(s):
  • National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) - China

BMU grant:
5.000.000,00 €

09/2017  till  09/2020


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