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

As of: January 2022

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 contributed to the achievement of China’s NDCs by supporting the partners in setting up a holistic climate protection system that drove the transition to a sustainable energy system based on energy efficiency and renewable energies, and promoted the transition to a “low carbon economy”. The project supported the bilateral policy dialogue between BMU and the Chinese Ministry of the Environment and Ecology (MEE) and the mutual sharing of experience through targeted consultation. Activities at local level strengthened capacities for the effective implementation of integrated climate protection approaches. Cooperation topics derived from the dialogue (e.g. South-South cooperation) were 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

  • Project completed.
  • The project organized a workshop on the development of long-term climate change strategies in Beijing in December 2018. Experts from Climate Analytics, NCSC, Energy Research Centre State Information Centre, and Renm in University participated in this event.-- In 2019 and 2020, the project carried out six capacity-building measures, which provided the participants with tools to implement mitigation actions at local level. Target groups were energy departments of city governments and local advisory or research units. Topics included “climate-friendly heat supply”, "Green economic recovery in the energy sector", "System integration of renewable energies" and "Energy master planning". A total of 194 persons participated in the training courses. In summer 2019, two activities took place in the cities of Changzhi (Shanxi Province) and Zhengzhou (Henan Province), and in winter 2019 the project organized a study trip to Germany and Austria.
  • RENAC was responsible for a series of capacity-building training sessions on the climate-friendly energy transition at a local level. 131 participants from numerous local governments from various provinces participated.
  • The project published information on the German energy statistics system, the German municipal directive (…), on the methodology of urban energy and climate concepts (…) and on structural change and energy system transformation in German “Energy Regions”.
  • The project supported various conferences, for example with contributions on German experiences in National Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation, climate legislation, climate financing, integrated energy planning, and structural change and energy system transformation in industrial areas.
  • In 2019 the project prepared an action plan for climate-friendly heat generation for the city of Xintai (Shandong Province). By 2020 the city had already implemented many of the measures, e.g. energy rehabilitation and bioenergy use in the district heating system.

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Project data


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

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Ecology and Environment - China

Implementing partner(s):
  • Ministry of Ecology and Environment - China

BMU grant:
4.915.226,02 €

09/2017  till  10/2020


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