Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change - Climate Partnership Project
As of: September 2021
China has set itself far-reaching goals in environmental and climate protection until 2030. Within the framework of Sino-German cooperation, the project contributes to an improved implementation of the Chinese NDC and the climate policies and measures described in China's 14th Five-Year Plan. Specifically, it supports climate dialogues at the political level, such as the Working Group on Environment and Climate Change. On the other hand, it promotes informal dialogues among experts. It also strengthens climate cooperation between China, Germany and third countries, and helps to increase funding for climate finance and other green financing. The project also shapes capacity building and knowledge exchange in the climate field. In addition, it organizes annual IKI network meetings that bring together ongoing projects within China and their implementing partners.
State of implementation/results
- On 29 January 2021, the virtual launch event of the Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change (CDKKW) and its three projects (Climate Partnership Phase 4; NDC Implementation; Sino-German Cooperation on Emissions Trading, Market Mechanisms and Mitigation of Industrial N2O Emissions) as well as the first meeting of the CDKKW Steering Committee took place. During the event, the next project phase of the climate partnership was launched. During the event, Head of the Climate Department LI Gao (Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People's Republic of China), Head of the Department for International Affairs, Europe and Climate Protection Dr Karsten Sach (BMU) and First Secretary WANG Tianruo (Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China) underlined the long-standing trustful and productive cooperation between China and Germany in the field of environment and climate and the challenges posed by the novel coronavirus. - From the climate partnership project, it was proposed to the BMU to agree to the request for a Sino-German Track II Dialogue (T2D) on climate change and sustainable development presented by the CHN side. The BMU did so and on 03.12.2020 the kick-off event of the Sino-German Track II Dialogue (T2D) on Climate Change and Sustainable Development took place. At the suggestion of the UBA, the Chinese and German sides established a further four working groups at the beginning of 2021. The Climate Partnership Phase 4 supports this process.