Sino-German climate partnership - Phase III - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Sino-German climate partnership - Phase III

As of: October 2020

Objective and activities

With its nationally determined contributions (NDCs), China has committed to achieving its CO2 emissions target and a transformation to a climate-friendly economy by 2030. The project contributes to the achievement of China’s NDCs by supporting the partners in setting up a holistic climate protection system that will drive the transition to a sustainable energy system based on energy efficiency and renewable energies, and promote the transition to a “low carbon economy”. The bilateral policy dialogue between BMU and the Chinese Ministry of the Environment and Ecology (MEE) is supported by the project, which also promotes the mutual sharing of experience through targeted consultation. Activities at local level strengthen capacities for the effective implementation of integrated climate protection approaches. Cooperation topics derived from the dialogue (e.g. South-South cooperation) are also prepared 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  10/2020


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